Shogun Assassin Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 3514

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 28

Theatrical Release Date: 11/11/1980

Language: English

Genre: Action, Adventure

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Robert Houston

Actors: Tomisaburo Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Akihiro Tomikawa, Minoru Ohki, Sandra Bernhard, Lamont Johnson

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Rating of
3/4

Ian - wrote on 09/25/2015

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.

Rating of
2.5/4

Yojimbo - wrote on 07/06/2012

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!) It has some nice imagery and there is actually a modicum of sensitivity in the relationship between the samurai and his son but it does suffer from it's schizophrenic roots; some scenes make little sense and the narrative is sporadic. It's good, but I'd much rather see both films individually in their original format.

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