"Shogun Assassin" (1980)
"Shogun Assassin" (1980)

"Shogun Assassin" (1980)

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Shogun Assassin, known in Japan as Kozure Ōkami (子連れ狼), is a jidaigeki film made for the British and American markets and released in 1980. In 2006 it was restored and re-released on DVD in the United States by AnimEigo

(Synopsis): SHOGUN ASSASSIN tells the story of Lone Wolf, a powerful and feared Masterless Samurai who lives a peaceful existence with his wife and his son. When he refuses to swear allegiance to Kurando, the most vicious Shogun in Japanese history, Kurando orders the death of Lone Wolfs wife, Azame. Blinded by rage, Lone Wolf vows to avenge her death, taking his son Tizuro with him on the path to darkness and retribution.

Starring: Tomisaburo Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Minoru Ohki, Akiji Kobayashi (Shoji Kobayashi), Shin Kishida, Masahiro Tomikawa

Directed by: Robert Houston, Produced by: David Weisman, Region Coding: All-Region, Format: NTSC (playable in USA), Running Time: 81 minutes, Production company: Katsu, Distributed by: New World Pictures, Release date: November 11, 1980 (United States)