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Shogun Assassin
This film is a fascinating Americanized amalgam of two Japanese movies: Lightning Swords of Death and Baby Cart at the River Styx. Shogun Assassin combines bits and pieces from both films, adds an unfortunately bad dub track, and creates a seamless whole.
"...Houston. Absolutely one of my all-time favorite martial-arts movies, Shogun Assassin is a fascinating Americanized amalgam of two Japanese..."

April 18, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Shogun's Samurai

Oct. 19, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

47 Ronin
Keanu Reeves is a samurai warrior fighting supernatural forces in this twist on the ancient Japanese tale.
"...etiquette, so the offending lord is forced by the shogun to commit seppuku (ritual suicide by disembowelment). The other..."

Dec. 27, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Blade of the Immortal
More blood-splattered samurai action from the Japanese master
"...vs. his nemesis Kagehisa Anotsu (Fukushi) and half the shogun’s army. He even slips in a moment that will..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Metaldom Will Miss Red 7
Closing club moshes this final week
"...Joy Division’s Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook. Gutted singer Shogun gave both barrels. Nevertheless, all scrums occurred internally...."

Aug. 24, 2015 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

TV Eye
Trio's Epic TV: The Top Ten Miniseries of All Time recalls a time before TiVo.
"...Moon; Holocaust; Lonesome Dove; Rich Man, Poor Man; Roots; Shogun; Tales of the City; and The Thorn Birds...."

Nov. 21, 2003 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Royal Headache’s Destructive Joy
Aussies pound out the The Breakfast Club of punk
"...moving back in with his mother recently, front vox Shogun (pictured far right) doesn’t normally schedule phoners at midnight...."

Aug. 13, 2015 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Clean, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Royal Headache
The Clean, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Royal Headaches
"...our best not to suck," pledged Royal Headache vocalist Shogun. Despite a 20-hour flight and a visa snafu that..."

June 8, 2012 Music Review by Greg Beets

Pop Culture That's a Keeper
Browsing the collectibles at Guzu Gallery
"...strangely, ever more Nietzschean – Star Wars Stormtrooper Super Shogun looming over the cash register...."

May 18, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

"Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation"
The Arthouse exhibition "Comic Release" is well worth seeing if you like to give your mind's teeth something complex to chew on or you appreciate the vernacular of comic books and graffiti or even if you don't
"...Free) Beware and the Reed Anderson/Daniel Davidson video "Macho Shogun" to enjoy looking at?..."

Oct. 15, 2004 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Sympathy for the Underdog
Schedule for AFS's Kinji Fukasaku film series
"...THU, 10/25, 7pmShogun's Samurai (1978, 130 min.)..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Screens Feature

Eijanaika (What the Hell!)
"...on the payroll of both the Emperor and the Shogun dynasty, who, along with his backwoods girlfriend, is swept..."

Dec. 9, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Journey Into Japanese Cuisine - Discovering Kyoto
"...books I'd brought and came across a copy of Shogun, the James Clavell saga, which I remembered only as..."

May 26, 1995 Food Feature by Patrick Earvolino

Top 25 Austin Breweries of 2021
Our annual list of Central Texas’ top beers returns
"...Austin beer map in the first place: hazy IPAs. Shogun Assassin, a juicy brew made with mango and sticky..."

Oct. 12, 2021 Food Post by Eric Puga

Review: Olivia Rodrigo’s First-Ever Full Concert Performance
Austin City Limits taping marks a moment of career-making distinction
"...combined force of a simultaneously orchestrated tactical drone strike, shogun continental campaign, nuclear mushroom cloud, and alien intergalactic takeover...."

Oct. 3, 2021 Music Post by Chad Swiatecki

Fantastic Fest Review: Blade of the Immortal
Director Takashi Miike slices and dices a manga favorite
"...his nemesis Kagehisa Anotsu (Sota Fukushi) and half the shogun's army. He even slips in a moment that will..."

Sept. 30, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Announces Gaming Award Nominees and Hosts
WWE star Xavier Woods to co-host ceremony in March
"...Owlboy – D-Pad Studio Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun – Mimimi Productions She Remembered Caterpillars – jumpsuit entertainment..."

Jan. 25, 2017 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Family Style
Friendly service and well-executed food at MoMo Korean Cuisine and Sushi
"...more elaborate and enormous sushi displays offered: the Samurai, Shogun, and Emperor boats, ranging from $52.95 to $94.95 (price..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Perfect Pairings at Off-Centered Film Fest
We go together like brewers and chefs, music and beer, Kung Fu, hair
"...food dishes to pack more punches than the Last Shogun of Harlem and Bruce Leroy combined...."

April 23, 2013 Food Post by Ivy Le

Royal Headache
"...over shiny guitars and a gut-busting rhythm section, shouter Shogun's focus stays fixed: "Girls," "Two Kinds of Love," and..."

June 1, 2012 Music Review by Chase Hoffberger

SXSW Film: The Whole Enchilada
Red-hot and really long list of all the titles to date
"...Daisuke Tengan Distressed by the Lord’s murderous rampage, top Shogun official Sir Doi secretly calls on esteemed samurai Shinzaemon..."

Feb. 2, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

GZA
"...that rode mostly on the crowd's reaction to the Shogun Assassin intro, GZA kicked into auto-drive. Falling out of..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Music Review by Chase Hoffberger

Page Two: When I Write the Book
On luck, anarchy, and the narrative vagaries of life
"...films are about the adventures of Ogami Itto, the shogun's former executioner disgraced and on the run, wandering the..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Column by Louis Black

Second Helpings
Sushi, part II

Feb. 6, 2004 Food Column

Second Helpings: Japanese, Part I

Oct. 31, 2003 Food Column

Second Helpings: Sushi, part II

Jan. 31, 2003 Food Column

Second Helpings: All Japanese
Austin is the new Japan! In this week's "Second Helpings."

Nov. 8, 2002 Food Column

Second Helpings: Japanese
Mick Vann samples some of Austin's Japanese restaurants in this week's "Second Helpings."

Nov. 16, 2001 Food Column

Second Helpings: Sushi - Part One
Wes Marshall surveys some of Austin's sushi restaurants in this week's "Second Helpings."

Oct. 26, 2001 Food Column

Comfortably Butt Numb
11 movies, 24 hours, 230 stinky film fans -- a diary from Harry Knowles' second annual Butt-Numb-a-thon
"...As a neat precursor to the Japanese samurai film, Shogun Assassin, Harry is presented with one of only 20..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

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