Shogun Assassin

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Main Details

  • Released in 1980
  • Color
  • 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, Akiji Kobayashi, Shin Kishida, Akihiro Tomikawa
  • 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

Plot Summary

  • 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.

Taglines

  • 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
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