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Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

Old 02-10-12, 02:33 PM
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Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

From blu-ray.com:

Independent distributors AnimEigo have announced that they are planning to release on Blu-ray Shogun Assassin 5-film Box Set (the Lone Wolf & Cub Series). Exact technical specs, region coding status and supplemental features are unknown at the moment, but the preliminary release date set by the distributors is April 24th.

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I hope this is actually a LW&C set, and not just a BD set of all the mashed-up, re-cut US versions, however it looks like that's not the case. I love Shogun Assassin, and I've already got that BD, but I'd much rather see the classic series hit hi-def.
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Old 02-10-12, 03:56 PM
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Re: Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

I hope so too, but I kinda doubt it. I'll buy this though.
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Re: Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

I'm hoping it's the series, too. Wasn't it AnimEigo that released the series on DVD? Maybe we'll get it.
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Re: Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

Hoping and praying is the original LW&C series and not the edited versions. I already have the first Shogun Assassin in Blu-ray and not really interested in owning the other ones.
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Re: Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

Never picked up the first Shogun Assassin cuz I was hoping the rest would get released. If the price is right, I will pick up this set.
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Re: Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

I read over in Bluray.com that this is not the original LW&C but rather the dubbed versions of all 6 films. The first disc would be LW&C Part 1 & 2, 2nd would be the 3rd part, 3rd would be the 4th and so on.
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it's more than likely NOT the Lone Wolf and Cub series, since that was 6 movies. Shogun Assassin's edited versions were 5 movies.... and this set is 5 discs, so yea....
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Re: Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

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I read over in Bluray.com that this is not the original LW&C but rather the dubbed versions of all 6 films. The first disc would be LW&C Part 1 & 2, 2nd would be the 3rd part, 3rd would be the 4th and so on.
That sucks
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Re: Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

I know 'Shogun Assassin' has a reputation because it apparently got play in the early 80s drive-in/grindhouse/home video markets, it was created by talent that appeals to different cult fanbases, and it was heavily sampled for 'Liquid Swords' but when were these "sequels" produced? Post 'Kill Bill'? Did anyone from the "original" return for the sequels?

I would think a LW&C set (with the original SA as bonus feature) would be the ideal product but I guess Animeigo knows its market.
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Re: Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

I believe the sequels are nothing more than the original dubbed versions that were released here. Shogun Assassin is the only one I care about because of the soundtrack and pop culture appreciation, but the first LW&C film is vastly superior.
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Alert me when a Lone Wolf & Cub set is released, then I'll actually care.
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Re: Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

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I believe the sequels are nothing more than the original dubbed versions that were released here. Shogun Assassin is the only one I care about because of the soundtrack and pop culture appreciation, but the first LW&C film is vastly superior.
I was under the impression that SA was assembled 5-6 years after the original series concluded since the series had not gotten US distribution but maybe Toho themselves dubbed all the movies for English speaking markets as they made them. SA is closer to 'What's Up, Tiger Lily?' than the typical dub job.
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Re: Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

Originally Posted by Cardiac161 View Post
I read over in Bluray.com that this is not the original LW&C but rather the dubbed versions of all 6 films. The first disc would be LW&C Part 1 & 2, 2nd would be the 3rd part, 3rd would be the 4th and so on.
Boo! Too bad.
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Re: Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

Just got this from Amazon, I was lucky to lock in the price when it was $40. Anyway, it is a 2 disc set! Disc 1 is the previous Shogun release, and disc 2 is Shogun 2-5. Running times are 85, 89, 81, 89 and 83 mins. Disc are in a digipack.
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Originally Posted by stingermck View Post
Just got this from Amazon, I was lucky to lock in the price when it was $40. Anyway, it is a 2 disc set! Disc 1 is the previous Shogun release, and disc 2 is Shogun 2-5. Running times are 85, 89, 81, 89 and 83 mins. Disc are in a digipack.
Wow...fuck that. A two-disc set with an MSRP of $90? I already own Shogun Assassin, so I'll just remove this from my wishlist now. Thanks for the heads up, stingermck.
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Re: Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

I just started watching Lone Wolf and Cub and I won't buy the set until it comes with the first two films and not just Shogun Assassin.
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Re: Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

Fingers crossed for you LW&C fans:

http://watikalemon.com/watikalemon/2...b-for-blu-ray/

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http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=197714
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Re: Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

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Now that's what I'm talking about! I was holding out hope since AnimEigo released it here on DVD. I never managed to buy all of those episodes. I'd love to get them on Blu-ray. I wonder about some AnimEigo's other titles, like the Lady Snowblood movies.
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Re: Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

Oh well, at least I got Shogun for $10 after Amazon trade ins.
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Re: Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

I'll stick w/ Shogun Assassin 1 and I'm good. NOW w/ LW&C? I'll get them all!
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Re: Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

For those interested, $38.99 now on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Shogun-Assassi...5451203&sr=8-1
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Re: Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

Excellent! I'd love to run through the series again in HD.
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Re: Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

Lone Wolf and Cub Full series now up for pre-order, $41.99.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Lon...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Re: Shogun Assassin box set - 4/24/12

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Lone Wolf and Cub Full series now up for pre-order, $41.99.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Lon...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
After reading the review, I'm disappointed on the PQ and the excessive DNR that was applied.

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/56970...-cub-complete/

I'm not sure if I want to buy it or not...
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I went ahead and canceled. After reading this and some other reviews, I'll pick it up when it's a lot cheaper.
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