Long ago there was a great samurai warrior who served his Shogun honorably. The Shogun however grew paranoid as he became more and more senile. The Shogun sought to destroy all those who might stand to oppose his rule, and so he sent his ninja spies to the samurai's home. The ninjas failed to kill the samurai, but did kill his beloved wife. From then on, the samurai swore on his honor to seek out the Shogun and avenge the death of his love. The samurai roams the countryside with his toddler son taking on mercenary work for money until the final battle with the Shogun's three Masters of Death.
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Did You Know?
This movie is watched by The Bride and her daughter at the end of Kill Bill vol ll See more
We hunt a man called Lone Wolf who fought a duel with our Shogun's heir.
What was the outcome of the duel?
Shogun Assassin is actually an amalgam of two 1972 films titled Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance
("Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance") and Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx
(Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx"). The producer decided to join the best bits of these two films (using around 10 minutes of the first film as a pre-credits flashback sequence to introduce the characters) and create "Shogun Assassin". The English-language dubbing included voice-over narration, ostensibly spoken by the child Daigoro. See more
Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 1