- Actors: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Fumio Watanabe, Tomoko Mayama, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Asao Uchida
- Directors: Kenji Misumi
- Writers: Goseki Kojima, Kazuo Koike
- Producers: Hisaharu Matsubara, Robert J. Woodhead, Shintarô Katsu
- Format: PAL
- Language: Japanese
- Subtitles: English
- Region: All Regions
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 18
- Studio: Warrior
- DVD Release Date: 19 Jun. 2000
- Run Time: 83 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00004TXG3
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,694 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Top Customer Reviews
As for the DVD itself, it is based on the AnimEigo print, which means it is a) in Japanese Language and b) has excellent English subtitles and occsionally some supertitles with information on Japanese terms. The subtitles are burned into the print (but in the "black bars" so it doesn't conceal any of the action), and so cannot be turned off. It is in Widescreen format (1.85:1 I think) and picture quality is ok, but certainly not crystal clear... it is slightly blurry, hazy, very dark and a little grainy. Extras are almost non-existant; The only extras included are Synergy's own trailers for the other 5 films.
If you have only seen this film as "Shogun Assassin" I'd sincerely recommend watching this film and "Babycart at the River Styx", as Shogun Assassin was a dubbed edit of these two films.
The quality of the film print might be a little ropey but the subtitles make more sense than one might expect. Overall this is a worthy addition to anyones film collection as are the other 5 films in the series. Well paced, beautifully realised storytelling with A LOT of blood.
This film and others in the series, explores Ogami Ittos ongoing quest for revenge against the Yagyu clan who plotted his downfall. It also contains a number of interesting sub-plots based around the assassination which Ogami Itto has undertaken.
The film is quite graphic and stylised in its portrayal of violence, but this is central to the story and also gives an interesting insight into Japanese culture.
This film along with Babycart at the River Styx was re-edited as Shogun Assassin.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
An excellent classic samurai film that has been sadly released on one of the worst transfers to DVD I have ever seen. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mr. D. F. Fletcher
A shortened version of this film, released many years ago, was apparently condemned as a video nasty. Read morePublished on 12 Feb. 2013 by pipnuts