Shogun Assassin (1980)

Review: Shogun Assassin (1980)

Director: Robert Houston

Cast: Tomisaburō Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa, Kayo Matsuo, Minoru Oki, Akiji Kobayashi,

Tomisaburō Wakayama
Tomisaburō Wakayama
Akihiro Tomikawa
Akihiro Tomikawa
Kayo Matsuo
Kayo Matsuo
Minoru Oki
Minoru Oki
Akiji Kobayashi
Akiji Kobayashi

Plot: A Shogun who grew paranoid as he became senile sent his ninjas to kill his samurai. They failed but did kill the samurai’s wife. The samurai swore to avenge the death of his wife and roams the countryside with his toddler son in search of vengeance.

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Criterion&#8217;s complete <i>Lone Wolf and Cub</i> 1972-74

Criterion’s complete Lone Wolf and Cub 1972-74

Criterion adds another landmark of Japanese popular cinema to their collection with an impressive Blu-ray release of the complete Lone Wolf and Cub series, a dark, poetic, bloodily violent adaptation of Kazuo Koike’s epic […]

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