A bad ass accompanied by a cute baby. What a pair. There is a great technique used to distinguish flashbacks. The sound effects are muted except for the sword or dialogue. First time i have seen it being used.
The origin of one of the most badass action movie heroes. Also features great sound design and the most justified sex scene of the 70s. NB: English edit Shogun Assassin was used multiple times in the All-Time Great GZA (aka the Genius) album Liquid Swords.
Going into "Sword of Vengeance" I had high hopes! I had read several of the original comics before and really enjoyed them. However, when all was said and done I couldn't help but feel underwhelmed. This is a fun, but mostly forgettable samurai flick. In the end this is actually a really poorly made film... The only thing it has going for it is a couple of fun, over the top action scenes!