Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Movie Watch

I watched Shogun Assassin of Kill Bill vol. 2 fame this week courtesy of Mr. Torsten. Very good film. The plot is totally nonsensical but there is lots of blood-shed and gore. It's incomprehensible as it is apparently a dubbed hatchet job of the first 2 films of the Lone Wolf and Cub series. Worth checking out, but I bet watching all the films in the right order would be better.

Addendum: This is my favourite piece of dialogue in the entire film. The music in the background should tell you what the soundtrack is like as well.


Anonymous said...

It's silly but a classic.


Stuart said...

It's very very good but I am sorely tempted by this boxed set, which contains all 6 movies (and they actually do eventually fight the Shogun or whatever, something kinda important in a film called Shogun Assassin). I wonder if it's quite as bloody though?

Only problem is the dubbing and the music are unique to Shogun Assassin I suspect and add to its goofy charm.

Stuart said...

Oh and the final battle with the 3 Masters of Death has to be one of the best confrontations in cinema history.

"Now we show you, heh, Masters of Death..."

Anyway welcome to the ranks of the commentators... :)