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Keep Swinging That Sword, Ito! — Shogun Assassin 2: Lighting Swords of Death

December 8, 2008

SHOGUN ASSASSIN 2 : LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH (1972)
d.  Kenji Misumi

Finally, after many many years, the Lone Wolf movies are making it to the states. While Parts 1 (Sword of Vengeance) and 2 (Baby Cart at the River Styx) of the Japanese movie series were spliced together into Shogun Assassin (1983), Part 3, Baby Cart to Hades, has been released as the sequel.

So, Which Movie Are We Watching?

So, Which Movie Are We Watching?

Lone Wolf and Cub, based on a manga, are an ex-Shogunate executioner and his son who have been wrongly disgraced and stripped of their titles; they wander Japan hiring themselves out to those in need, maintaining the Samurai code while slow-burning their way to vengeance against those who wronged them.

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