Written on: 29/04/2011 by Antares2X (4 reviews written)
I love the Lone Wolf & Cub series and even though this movie is just cut together its still good.
The atmosphere in the movie is authentic. Costumes, weapons, language (according to a japaese friend) are all well done. And combat action is just awesome. Limbs flying, blood splashing and heads being cut off - this is swordfighting at its finest.
I probably watched the movie 4-5 times already and enjoy it every single time.
Story-wise its certainly not as deep as the Lone Wolf & Cub series... (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2005 by mgm (6 reviews written)
Shogun Assassin was banned in the 1980's for the level of gore it contained. I think that the censors were too harsh in their treatment of the film. This is a solid samurai story of vengence and the tale of a father and son's journy of revenge. There is plenty of action and lots of gore, but it still tells a touching story, worth seeing. (read more)