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By James Whittington, Saturday 30th October 2010
Censored, banned, bootlegged, mistreated, but ultimately unstoppable, a breathtaking high-definition special edition of Shogun Assassin from Eureka! promises to be the release fans have been waiting for.
Unquestionably the most popular samurai film in the West since the days of Akira Kurosawa, this chanbara classic was lifted from a hugely popular comic book saga and, still wet, transferred glistening to the screen.
After being framed for disloyalty to his clan lord, disgraced ronin Itto Ogami (with three-year-old son Daigoro in tow) travels medieval Japan as the most skilled samurai-for-hire bar none. But as the treachery and obstacles in his latest mission quickly pile up, Ogami is forced to handle it the only way he knows how. A re-scored, re-dubbed reassembly of the first two films in the Lone Wolf & Cub series, the result has become an ageless cult sensation in its own right: a crazed thrill-ride in a booby-trapped baby cart, propelled on arterial spray, hurtling gleefully to nowhere.
One of the most enduringly popular and deliriously violent action films of the 1980s, originally censored by the BBFC for cinema release and then banned as a video nasty; Shogun Assassin is released on 29th November 2010, fully uncut and in a limited edition Dual Format Steelbook (Blu-ray & DVD).
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