Summary: This film is a remake or just a melding of the series "Lone Wolf and Cub." A classic samurai epic in which the emperor's executioner is exiled along with his infant son and must survive on the road in feudal Japan.
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!
Excerpt: Director: Robert Houston Writer: Robert Houston and David Weisman Mains: Tomisaburo Wakayama, Masahiro Tomikawa, and Kay Matsuo Synopsis: Shogun Assassin is about the actual "Shogun's Assassin" . The Shogun is a ruthless leader that out of control, killing innocent without mercy.
Excerpt: You know the story: the Lone Wolf and his Cub travel a road a murder! 'nough said.... The video quality is better than I expected. Watch the gallery and you'll thank God for blu-ray technology. The audio quality is also wonderful.
Excerpt: Apparently this is AnimEgo's first BD release and they really have to be applauded for their efforts. To go back and use the source material of the original Lone Wolf & Cub movies had to be a real labor of love, I daresay it's been given just as much care and attention as a Criterion BD restoration.
Excerpt: The american version of this movie is cut brilliantly, if you are a fan of samurai movies then you will love this. Minor video issues and could have done with more extras but other than that its great.
Excerpt: This must be the only film that I can think of that has the best recutting and dubbing! I've seen the original two films, and the American version SHOGUN ASSASSIN is so much better! The blu-ray is amazing.
You're (Sho)gunna Like This... (Sorry, I couldn't think up better...)
11 May 2015
Summary: I bought this recently as I hadn't watched it in a very long time. I wasn't disappointed, thanks to this wonderful transfer (far superior to the dismal Vipco DVD quality). It looks better than ever, the myriad amounts of blood look particularly vibrant.