Tag: Animeigo

Sleepy Eyes of Death Vol.3

Sleepy Eyes of Death Vol.3

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

When I think of a cult samurai film, the very first thing that comes to my mind is Lone Wolf & Cub. It’s got some crazy plot elements, over the top action and plenty of blood to go around. Now, it won’t be, thanks to watching Animeigo’s release of Volume Three of the Sleepy Eyes […]

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11 Samurai

11 Samurai

| October 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Animeigo has unleashed the final entry in Eiichi Kudo’s Samurai Rebellion Trilogy, with their release of 11 Samurai and maintains the level of excellence found in the previous entries. Nariatsu, the son of the former Shogun, and on the road to be the new Shogun himself, shoots an arrow into the eye of a lord […]

Lone Wolf and Cub Blu-Ray Set

Lone Wolf and Cub Blu-Ray Set

| October 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

As I reviewed the Shogun Assassin boxed set here, I’ve explicitly stated how much I love that set and what it means to me. That cut of Shogun Assassin is something that I find synonymous with my love of hip hop music and its culture. With this new Lone Wolf and Cub Blu-Ray set, we […]

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The Great Killing

The Great Killing

| June 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Eiichi Kudo’s The Great Killing is like the chambara version of Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers. With its focus on realism and commentary on the social upheaval in 1960′s Japan, the second film in Kudo’s Samurai Rebellion trilogy is an absolute pinnacle of the genre and elevates it to new heights. The film follows […]

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Growing Up With Hello Kitty: Collections One and Two

Growing Up With Hello Kitty: Collections One and Two

| May 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hello Kitty is known the world over. She has stuffed toys, clothing, furniture, and many other items with her face on it including small appliances like toasters. Hello Kitty, or Kitty White, first appeared on a coin purse in Japan in 1974. From there all the merchandise and television series began to come around. Growing […]

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13 Assassins (1963)

13 Assassins (1963)

| May 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

There’s a damn good reason on why Kinema Junpo, one of Japan’s oldest film publications, ranked Eiichi Kudo’s 13 Assassins as the #2 samurai film of all time. The first entry in Kudo’s Samurai Revolution Trilogy, the film follows Shinzaemon Shimada (Chiezo Kataoka), a loyal retainer that has been given a difficult problem to solve. […]

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Shogun Assassin Blu-Ray Boxed Set

Shogun Assassin Blu-Ray Boxed Set

| April 23, 2012 | 1 Comments

Shogun Assassin is a film that was embedded in my mind before my own eyes could see it. 1995′s Hip Hop classic “Liquid Swords” was released by Wu-Tang Clan member, The GZA and used samples from the cult film released in 1980. While the other members used other various clips from kung fu movies, the […]

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