Shogun Assassin Blu-Ray Boxset (Blu-Ray)
The complete Shogun Assassin saga, 5 blood-drenched installments of memorable mayhem that inspired a generation of film-makers, is now available at a price-per-pint (of blood) that just can't be beat! Includes a brand-new audio commentary on the original Shogun Assassin film, a new interview with dubbing maestro Scott Houle, and a 26-page liner notes booklet.
When we set out to release Shogun Assassin, we knew that the currently available materials would not be up to AnimEigo's typical obsessive quality standards. But as everyone knows, Shogun Assassin was created by re-editing the first two Lone Wolf & Cub films, and when we released those films, we got fresh prints off the original master prints, and did new digital video transfers.
So, being almost as crazy as most of the characters in the movie, we came up with a devious plan. We ripped the film off a bootleg DVD and used it as a guide to reconstruct the movie using our pristine masters of the original two films. We literally laid the new video on top of the old, precisely recreating every edit. With the exception of about 2 seconds of stock footage of some castles that we were not able to obtain, every frame has been restored using uncompressed 24p (video-geek jargon for “really good”) source materials. Even better, the film is now presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic!
Warning: Contains Violence, Nudity, and Rivers of Blood