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Shogun Assassin, by Robert Houston - Original Trailer

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Directed by Robert Houston, with Tomisaburô Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Minoru Ôki Shogun Assassin, known in Japan as Kozure Ōkami is a jidaigeki film released in 1980. Shogun Assassin was edited and compiled from the first two films in the Lone Wolf and Cub series, using 12 minutes of the first film, Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance, and most of Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx. There were six films in all in the series. These in turn were based on the long-running 1970s manga series, Lone Wolf and Cub, created by the writer Kazuo Koike and the artist Goseki Kojima. 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. Giappone, 17° secolo. A seguito di un complotto ordito dalla famiglia Yagyu, il personale boia dell'Imperatore, Ogami Itto, cade in disgrazia, privato del titolo di samurai e colpito negli affetti più cari: la giovane moglie viene assassinata. Obbligato a compiere il rito del "seppuku" (volgarmente conosciuto in occidente come suicidio), Ogami rifiuta e insieme al figlioletto (Daigoro, 3 anni) intraprende una sanguinosa e estenuante ricerca della vendetta. http://www.minervapictures.com http://www.rarovideo.com