Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Best Old Movies on a Big Screen This Week

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shogun assassin movie
Shogun Assassin (1980)
Directed by Robert Houston
Cutting down everything a mad-brained shogun summons against them, father and son (Lone Wolf and Cub, Tomisaburô Wakayama and Akihiro Tomikawa), battle ninjas and samurai in this sanguine tale of decapitators, betrayals, and baby carts. Wu-Tang’s The Gza loves it, memorably sampling from the film for his gritty, terrific 1995 album Liquid Swords. And it's featured in a tender moment between The Bride and her daughter in Kill Bill Vol. 2, dozing off to what must be one of the more lurid lullabies imaginable. Something about this movie brings people together. Heads will roll. Arms will lose their hold. All manner of scarlet will flow. Valentine’s comes early. See it with someone you love. Jeremy Polacek (Feb 7-8 at Nitehawk, part of its Japanese Midnite Intensity series)

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