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Shogun Assassin Blu-ray

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AnimEigo | 1980 | 85 min | Rated R | Aug 24, 2010

Shogun Assassin (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.43:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

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English: LPCM 2.0

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Video 4.1 of 54.1
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 3.1 of 53.1
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Shogun Assassin

 (1980)

Shogun Assassin Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

In a time of evil and tyranny, a stone-faced ronin wanders the countryside with his young son (and a weapon-filled baby cart), hunted by the merciless minions of an evil Shogun. Once a noble samurai, he is now the most feared assassin in Japan, known only as Lone Wolf.

For more about Shogun Assassin and the Shogun Assassin Blu-ray release, see Shogun Assassin Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Tomisaburo Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Minoru Oki, Akiji Kobayashi, Shin Kishida
Director: Robert Houston

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Shogun Assassin Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Here's something you don't see everyday. Instead of running an old negative of Shogun Assassin through a telecine machine, AnimEigo opted to reconstruct the entire film from the best available elements—that is, negatives from the original Lone Wolf and Cub films. They literally re-edited each cut and transition, matching their work to a master copy of Shogun Assassin, and the improvement is drastic. This 1080p/AVC-encoded transfer is light-years beyond previous DVD incarnations, and it doesn't even exist in the same universe as the ratty VHS dupes that, for a long time, were the only way to see Shogun Assassin at home. In the special features, you can actually watch a comparison between a bootleg, a DVD, and this Blu-ray. It goes without saying that the difference is immediate and immense.There are white specks on the print in almost every scene here, and you'll occasionally spot brief vertical scratches, but aside from the age-related wear 'n' tear, this presentation is very strong. Clarity gets a huge boost; many shots look quite soft compared to the best Blu-ray has to offer, but close-ups are sharp—you can even make out the adhesive tape that holds on the Shogun's eyebrows—and I really don't think much more could be done with the source material. Color is strong as well, with rich woodsy interiors, pale blue skies, even skin tones, and, of course, gallons of Crayola-red blood. Darker scenes are subject to good deal of black crush, but once again, this is probably inherent in the source. There are no DNR or edge enhancement abuses, and I didn't spot any compression-related distractions besides a few instances of splotchy color gradients. The only stand-out wait, what's going on here moments are two extremely brief establishing shots of castles that were nabbed from a noticeably low-rez stock footage source. Each lasts only a few seconds. Overall, I don't think fans could've asked for more.


Shogun Assassin Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Rather than trying to expand Shogun Assassin's soundtrack into a 5.1 presentation, AnimEigo wisely stuck with the original mono, reproduced here by way of an uncompressed English Linear PCM 2.0 mix. Of course, the most distinctive audio element of the film is the groovy Moog synthesizer score by Paul Revere and the Raiders frontman Mark Lindsay, which sounds fantastic. (It's not entirely unlike something you'd hear in an early John Carpenter film.) Cues from the original Lone Wolf and Cub films are included as well, and the music as a whole has a nice sense of presence. Otherwise, the mix is very minimalist. The sound design for the action sequences is sometimes bizarrely stylized; occasionally, all noises will drop out of the mix but the swishing of Ogami's sword as he hews down his foes. Elsewhere, Daigoro's voice-overs take precedence, oddly calling to mind the narration in Terence Malik's Days of Heaven. The dialogue—such as it is—is balanced in the mix and always easy to understand. No real problems here.


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