This is pretty much the ultimate Shogun Assassin and Lone Wolf and Cub box set that you will find anywhere.
This DVD box-set contains 7 discs.
It includes all 6 of the Japanese Lone Wolf and Cub films, as well as Shogun Assassin. The films included in this box-set are:
- Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance
- Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx
- Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades
- Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril
- Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons
- Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell
- Shogun Assassin
At last… the riveting, bloody, and ultra-stylish Lone Wolf and Cub series, together with the classic Shogun Assassin (all based on the perennially popular manga by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima) available together in one boxset fully uncut, and freshly remastered.
Filled with memorable set pieces, iconic characters and violent action, this series more than lives up to its reputation as a pinnacle of Japanese exploitation cinema whose musings on the meaning of honour in a lawless world still resonate today. In White Heaven In Hell alone, Ogami Itto kills 150 people onscreen, the highest body count for a single character in a single film in cinema history.
In America, the first two Lone Wolf instalments were re-edited into the legendary Shogun Assassin, the film that single-handedly created legions of new fans of Japanese action cinema upon its release. Originally prosecuted as a video nasty in the 1980s, this hugely influential thrill-ride is presented here along with the original Lone Wolf and Cub series, gorgeously remastered in their original aspect ratio.
*Freshly remastered, anamorphic, original aspect ratio transfers
*Newly translated optional English subtitles
*Original Japanese theatrical trailers for each film
*Liner notes for each film by Japanese film scholar Tom Mes.