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Sunday, November 26, 2006

"Shogun Assassin" review

Shogun Assassin (1980)

Directed by Robert Houston
Writing credits Robert Houston Kazuo Koike

Tomisaburo Wakayama .... Ogami Itto
Kayo Matsuo .... Supreme Ninja
Minoru Ohki .... Master of Death
Akiji Kobayashi .... Master of Death
Shin Kishida .... Master of Death
Akihiro Tomikawa.... Daigoro (as Masahiro Tomikawa)

A samurai called Lone wolf and his cub are traveling through the countryside. They're trying to get away from the Shogun and all of his ninja assassins. Thankfully the baby carriage Lone Wolf is pushing around is armed to the teeth. There are blades popping out of every part of this thing. His son is a quick study too. He knows where all the buttons are so he can get in on the killing action. It all leads to a final showdown against the "Masters of Death". They are three ninjas who look amazingly like the three main goons from "Big Trouble in Little China".

Highly enjoyable samurai movie. The blood was spurting out by the gallons. Sometimes you could even tell when a guy was holding a hose to his chest while the blood gushed out.The ninjas didn't count on facing the baby carriage from Hell. They die very badly.

SCORE: 3.5 out of 4 baby carriages of death

5 comments:

* (asterisk) said...

I bought this about a year ago but I haven't got around to watching it yet. Must do so. It sounds great.

Dr. Gore (drgore@hotmail.com) said...

Blow the dust off this one and pop it in the DVD player. If you're in the mood for gallons of blood, you'll have a good time.

Anonymous said...

Nice reference to Big Trouble In Little China! That's my favorite movie. Although I have only now heard of this movie, it sounds awesome. Is it easy to rent?

Dr. Gore (drgore@hotmail.com) said...

It probably won't be sitting on the shelves at Blockbuster. But I'm sure Netflix has it. If you have a cool video store near you, it might have it as well.

Anonymous said...

LONE WOLF PLAY THE DEATH GAME WITH A MERCILESS RUTHLESSNESS AND A COLD AND DETACHED PROFESSIONALISM THA MAKE TARANTINO'S BEATRIX KIDDO SEEMED AMATEURISH BY COMPARISON.

HELL,HE CAN TEACH THE BRIDE A THING OR TWO ABOUT THE ART OF CARNAGE!!!