Summary: This western release is actually two films cobbled together and has enjoyed notoriety because of it's "video nasty" reputation. There is a lot of blood, but the violence is comparatively cartoon-like (although the scene involving the female assassins proving their worth is rather grim!
Conclusion: No other martial arts film in history has ever been released so many times over the years on so many different formats than Shogun Assassin!! As any true martial arts fan knows this is the most classic samurai film in history, a fantastic classic tale of revenge, the story is great, the cast is awesome and the action scenes are violent and bloody as he leaves piles of bodies in his path of destruction and not forgetting the iconic music score.
Conclusion: YES AIIIIIIIIIIII, when I saw that this film had been converted to blu-ray, there is only one option but to buy. I cant wait to receive this all time classic, and in HD. I dont really care if it is abit grainny to be honnest, this film has to be in your collection if you are anything of a kung-fu or asian film fan.
Conclusion: If you like Ninja/martial arts films then this is a must. Blu ray is OK. Not amazing. Picture good enough - some grain, but audio poor at the begining with some digital distortion on vocals. This issue does not run for the whole film and shouldn't stop you buying this classic.