AnimEigo is proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the legendary samurai cult classic Shogun Assassin by releasing the first ever high-definition version of the film! The most famous samurai film in the Western World is finally coming to North America in the clearest and most pristine version ever seen by man, woman, or ninja.
In 2006, our first official release of Shogun Assassin set the bar for high quality with its crystal-clear DVD picture. This time around, we once again reconstructed the film, this time using uncompressed 1080p 24p source materials.
But that's not all! For this special edition of samurai slaughter, we've compiled some incredible exclusive extras! For starters, there's a must-see 10+ minute interview with Samuel L. Jackson about his fondness of Shogun Assassin and other samurai films, shot exclusively for this release in 2009. And to top it all off, we gathered three of the original cast and crew for a brand new, highly-informative, feature-length audio commentary. This new commentary features never-before-heard insider perspectives of the 1980 film's creation from some of the key players who made it all happen: Producer David Weisman, Illustrator Jim Evans, and Gibran Evans, the iconic voice of Daigoro!
* 10+ minute interview with Samuel L. Jackson
* Brand new feature-length audio commentary