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.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's silly but a classic.

Torsten

Stuart Kerrigan 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 Kerrigan 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... :)