Shogun Assassin ★★½ 1980 (R)
Story of a proud samurai named Lone Wolf who served his Shogun master well as the Official Decapitator, until the fateful day when the aging Shogun turned against him. Extremely violent, with recordbreaking body counts. Edited from two other movies in a Japanese series called “Sword of Vengeance”; a tour de force of the cutting room. The samurai pushes his son's stroller through much of the filmsets it aside to hack and slash. 89m/C VHS, DVD . JP Tomisaburo Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Shin Kishida, Masahiro Tomikawa; D: Robert Houston; W: Robert Houston, David Weisman, Kazuo Koike; C: Chishi Makiura; M: W. Michael Lewis, Mark Lindsay.