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).