Shogun Assassin is a 1980 Japan/US action film by Robert Houston. See IMDb
Passed 18 uncut for:
- UK 2010 Eureka Limited Edition Steelbook R2 DVD/RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon for release 29th November 2010
- UK 2009 Eureka Lone Wolf & Cub Boxset R2 DVD at UK Amazon
- UK 2009 Cornerstone R0 DVD
- UK 2000 Vipco R0 DVD
- UK 2000 Vipco VHS
- UK 1999 Horror Video
Previously Vipco released the pre-cert video and it got caught up in the video nasties panic. Copies were seized and the distributors were prosecuted. But the prosecution failed and the videos were returned. Shogun Assassin was never officially listed as a video nasty by the DPP.
Review from US Amazon: A great film
Shogun Assassin is a great film. Much “controversy” has arisen over the years regarding this film having been cobbled together from two other films in the Lone Wolf series. I think that what has been achieved is an extremely entertaining, fast-paced piece of action. By eliminating non-essential story lines and including a voice over narration, the action moves at break neck speed.
The amount of blood spilled is so over the top as to be cartoonish, which only adds to the uniqueness of the movie.
If you have never seen Shogun Assassin or have seen it a thousand times, buy this DVD, it is well worth it.