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The Complete Lone Wolf & Cub Boxset [DVD] [1972]
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on 20 March 2010
THIS is the Lone Wolf and Cub boxed set to buy.

High quality dvd collection, beautiful colours, simply superb!

It includes Shogun Assassin as well, as a bonus!

Get this one...this boxed set is the definitive one to get...don't cheap out on cheaper box sets, as you may be dissapointed by picture transfer quality.

Picture quality is very good on this boxset. The best yet, I've heard.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 4 December 2010
Bought this boxset a few weeks ago. I have now watched all of them except Shogun Assassin. I remember seeing that a few years ago and enjoying it so I thought I would give the series a try. What a great decision. I thoroughly enjoyed every movie. Mass slaughter, hundreds of ninjas, huge eyebrows, beautiful Japanese women - what is there not to like? The central characters of lone wolf and his cub are well drawn and their relationship is touching and strange. The boy hardly says anything but has a very expressive face - he is destined to follow in his father's footsteps if he survives to adulthood. The babycart itself is a 19th Century armoured fighting vehicle which holds many secrets and nasty surprises. Life under the Shogunate was truly bizarre if these films are an accurate representation of the politics, the way of Bushido and social behaviour. Some of the acting is of the asian eye rolling variety but most of it is very good. The female characters are strong and in fact drive the plot forward in many of the episodes. The fight sequences are brilliant, breathtaking and outrageously over the top. Lone Wolf will not be stopped! The sleeve notes for each movie are excellent and give an insight into Japanese society as well as providing background information on the making of the films and character development.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 27 December 2010
An epic story which is more about the action scenes than anything, but all the characters that come and go an engaging making it all the more poignant if they meet an untimely end.
The production quality isn't anything to write home about but this gives it some extra character, like a bad late night film you stumble across and can't stop watching for it's cheesiness.
The highlight of it all are the amazing action scenes with marathon fights with what feels like hundreds of samurai, to masterful assassins with incredibly unique weapons, to intense silent showdowns. It has it all.
Weather you have a slight interest or a fervent passion for samurai films (in which case you should already own these!), you can't go wrong with Lone Wolf & Cub.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on 18 January 2010
Finally someone took the initiative to remaster, what is in my humble opinion, the finest Samurai movies ever!
If your into, gore, blood splatter, swords and nudity, all delivered with intelligence and artistic flare; you'll love this.
I've waited years for this to be remastered so I can actually see what's going on instead of just black everywhere.
Well worth the money too as the box-set is beautiful and comes with the 80's yankee edited version of the first two films, re-titled 'Shogun Assassin'. Which was heavily sampled by Wu-Tang's main producers, the RZA's debut album, 'Liquid Swords'.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 4 April 2013
if you enjoy chambara, edo-era japan, bushido, and an indestructable protaganist, whose only goal in life is revenge, and raising his child to become a samurai. then you will love this movie.

my all time fav. martial arts film, very few can even hold a candle to the lone wolf box set.

for beginners, i'd suggest purchasing SHOGUN ASSASSIN, which is film 7 of the set. If you enjoy SHOGUN ASSASSIN, they you will also love the others.

best purchase of my LIFE!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 1 September 2011
This is just pure class from beginning to end. It was a joy to watch shogun assassin again since an break of some 20 years but the real pleasure is watching the films behind SA, which was an american edit that cut the first two films to shreads to create an incomplete (but amazing, even by today's standards) splatter film. Kill Bill pays homage to SA and rightly so but this box set delivers so much more detail. Love it, love it, love it. I do.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 7 April 2013
I loved the original video when it first came out in the UK. This is the first time I have had a chance to see the whole series. Gets a bit outrageous near the end of the series but I enjoyed it. I have given the series a rating which is my own personal one, others may see this as a bit gory due to the amount of blood letting.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on 6 August 2011
I got lucky I guess because I had this item sitting in my basket for a long time, over a year at least but wasnt tempted for the price, thats until a few weeks ago. I couldnt believe the amended price update so I grabbed it at a third of the above. Now onto the movies. This stuff is good and for 1972's even better. I only mention that due to my scathing review of Female Prisoner Scorpion Trilogy [DVD] seems readers did not like what I had to say about it. However this set of Lone Wolf & Cub is great. I dont know what one reviewer complained about the re-mastered picture quality, seems pretty good to me for an old '72.

So suggest you do the same as I did, keep it in your basket 'till your happy with the price.

If you found any of my words helpful to you please vote on it. Thanks.
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on 24 November 2011
I discovered these films in the 80's. They were made in the 60's and 70's. Although films like 'Kill Bill' were made over 30 years later, the Lone Wolf and cub films have more exciting and realistic swordplay, and I would argue a more interesting story. I have done Iaido, a Japanese Sword Martial Art, and whether you have any interests in the Martial Arts or not, I would guarantee you will like these films more than you expect, and you can watch them again and again. Of course there is a bit of blood, but if any of the modern films you watch have guns, bullets, and shot people, you should be fine. The main character is like a role model for sincerity, he is also a role model for an archetypal warrior, he is also a wonderful caring father (considering the conditions in which he has to bring up his son).
If you have any interest in Japanese culture these films are very Japanese, perhaps even educational, you'll not be disappointed because it's an American view of Japan. These are Japanese films, made in Japan, by Japanese people. Maybe it's just me that likes these films. Watch them, watch the detail put into them, and decide for yourself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 14 January 2013
This is a series of movies that truely showcase the ulthmate weapon,the Samurai Katana.Probably best described as Japan's answer to the Western film genre.But so much better than the gunslingers of the wild west,anyone can pull a trigger,but it takes a real man to master the blade.Give me feudal Japan over the wild west any day.
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