From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
Shogun Assassin (1980, USA/Japan) is a Chambara-Action film directed by Robert Houston.
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- Featured in: 42nd Street Forever: Volume 1 | 42nd Street Forever: Volume 2 - The Deuce | Drive In Delirium: Maximum 80s Overdrive (BluRay) | Lone Wolf and Cub (Criterion) | Shogun Assassin: 5 Film Collectors Set | Shogun Assassin: 5 Film Collector's Set (Blu Ray)
- Released in 1980
- Running Time: 86 Min.
- Production Co: Baby Cart | Katsu Production Co. Ltd. | Toho Company
- Distribution Co: New World Pictures (1980) (US-theatrical-dubbed)
- Directed by Robert Houston
- Written by Robert Houston, Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima, David Weisman
- Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Minoru Ohki
- Voices by Lamont Johnson, Marshall Efron, Sandra Bernhard
- Produced by Robert Houston, Shintarô Katsu, Michael Maiello, Hisaharu Matsubara, Peter Shanaberg, David Weisman
- Original Music by W. Michael Lewis, Mark Lindsay, Kunihiko Murai, Hideaki Sakurai
- Cinematography by Chishi Makiura
- Film Editing by Lee Percy, Toshio Taniguchi
- When the wife of the Shogun's Decapitator is murdered and he is ordered to commit suicide by the paranoid Shogun, he and his four-year-old son escape and become assassins for hire, embarking on a journey of blood and violent death.
- The legend of lone wolf and cub continues!
- Lone wolf and son. The greatest team in the history of mass slaughter.
- Sword and sorcery ...with a vengeance.
- He whips out his sword and relieves his victims of their heads!
- It's impossible to keep a body count!
- Revenge is a dish best served cold