This Limited Edition Steel Book Blu-ray of Shogun Assassin pretty much aims to be the ultimate and most complete version of the film that fans and newcomers alike will both get something out of.
It comes in a steel box and the cover is stunning, showing Itto Ogami and Daigoro facing the viewer, and the inside of the box also features full cover images from the film.
The film is the complete and uncensored version (fully-restored 1080p presentation in its original aspect ratio), so no footage is missing or edited out – as was the case when the film was first released and was heavily censored by the BBFC for cinema release and then banned as a video nasty.
This is a two disc set and it is packed with features and extras that include:
- Stunning fully-restored 1080p presentation of the uncut film in its original aspect ratio
- New video appreciation of the film by actor Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction)
- Two commentary tracks: one featuring producer David Weisman, illustrator Jim Evans and actor Gibran Evans (the voice of Daigoro); the second with film scholar Ric Meyers and martial arts expert Steve Watson
- Original HD theatrical trailer for Shogun Assassin
- Original Japanese trailers for all six of the original Lone Wolf and Cub films
Censored, banned, bootlegged, mistreated, but ultimately unstoppable, this breathtaking high-definition special edition is the release Shogun Assassin 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.
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