Shogun Assassin (1980, JAP/USA) C-86m. SCOPE ** D: Robert Houston. Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Minoru Okhi, Akiji Kobayashi, Shin Kishida, Akiji Tomikawa. Actually not a movie on its own but a compilation of the first two of the famous LONE WOLF & CUB series about a travelling assassin, who has fallen from grace and is being chased by shogun warriors. He is pushing his baby son in a cart and engages in combat in all kinds of situations. Some astounding action scenes, with buckets of gore, but it's terribly uneven, the pace is just not right. You should stick with the originals. A follow-up to LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH (1974), which used footage from the third movie in the six-part series.



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