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!
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.