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Shogun Assassin Reviews

This violent Japanese adventure is surprisingly good, though it doesn't have much of a plot. The focus is on Lone Wolf (Tomisaburo Wakayama), an "official decapitator" running around the country with his young son in tow, seeking revenge on the men who killed his wife. As narrated by Lone Wolf's son, the story becomes a weird sort of near-comic adventure. SHOGUN ASSASSIN was actually edited down from two films in the popular Japanese "Lone Wolf" series, BABY CART AT RIVER STYX and SWORD OF VENGEANCE. The American dubbing is quite good, with voices provided by Mark Lindsay and chanteuse-comedienne Sandra Bernhard. Lindsay was formerly a member of the 1960s rock group Paul Revere and the Raiders, which also provided the soundtrack for the American release.