Thursday, February 24, 2011

Movie to see: Shogun Assassin


I will start off this blog by sharing one of my favorite films. Shogun Assassin is an edited version of the first two Lone Wolf and Cub films.

The plot for the movie is that the Shogun turns paranoid, sends ninja assassins to murder Ogami Itto. But the ninjas don't find him home and murder his wife. This is where he begins his path of vengeance, a path he takes with his son Daigoro. The movie is from the point of view of the kid, how he grows up walking the path of death.

An interesting old school samurai film, with some really well done scenes. The English dub even has some cheesy lines, if you are into that sort of thing (I am).

11 comments:

  1. After seeing several samurai films, i'll definitely consider picking this one up :) Thanks for the post

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  2. Could you prove us with a link so that we can get this movie ASAP. As a great japanophile I am [training martial arts for 7 years now] I would really like to see it.

    Cheers

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  3. never heard of this movie before, will try to watch it.

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  4. Some of my favorite things here

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  5. english dub huh?

    so this has japanese voicing then. interesting.

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  6. I have great respect for any film that influenced the mind of Quentin Tarantino!

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  7. mmmm not bad at all :D

    thanks for sharing ;)

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