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I've always been drawn to Samurai Films, or Chambara,(sword films) as they're referred to. This book is a great primer for those getting initiated in this rare cinema appreciation... Read morePublished on April 18, 2010 by Jon V.
Neither exhaustive nor terribly in-depth in it's coverage, "Stray Dog and Lone Wolves: the Samurai Film Handbook" is targeted primarily at those who have yet to do more than dip... Read morePublished on July 26, 2009 by Wes McClain
Very good, very fun and very much loved by this very big chambara fan!!! A big and sincere thanks to the author for creating this informative guide and loving tribute.Published on October 7, 2007 by J. Lundgren
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (3/07)
At the recommendation of a lab assistant that used to work for me, I started watching samurai movies. Read more
As a fairly new Chambara/Samurai film fan, I've found this book to be a great source to help know where to look. Read morePublished on April 19, 2007 by Scott M. Fedor
It's thin compared to the other, much better, Stone Bridge Press books about Japanese cinema, coming in at 235 pages with only 150 pages dedicated to samurai film reviews. Read morePublished on February 18, 2006 by Jason Spear
Patrick Galloway's Stray Dogs & Lone Wolves: The Samurai Film Handbook provides a critical guide to over 50 top samurai films, from well-known masterpieces to new hits and... Read morePublished on November 9, 2005 by Midwest Book Review