UK Readers: Grimm Up North Hosting a Samurai Splatter Double Bill on February 17th
The blokes and birds at Grimm Up North in Manchester, England, are hosting a "Samurai Splatter" double bill of Shogun Assassin and Baby Cart to Hades next Friday, February 17th, and we have all the details right here!
Shogun Assassin Synopsis:
Censored, banned, bootlegged, mistreated, but ultimately unstoppable, this is unquestionably the most popular samurai film in the West since the days of Akira Kurosawa. The chanbara classic was lifted from a hugely popular comic book saga and, still wet, transferred glistening to the screen. After being framed for disloyalty to his clan lord, disgraced ronin Itto Ogami (with three-year-old son Daigoro in tow) travels medieval Japan as the most skilled samurai-for-hire bar none. But as the treachery and obstacles in his latest mission quickly pile up, Ogami is forced to handle it the only way he knows how. Filled with memorable setpieces, iconic characters, and violent action, this series more than lives up to its reputation as a pinnacle of Japanese exploitation cinema whose musings on the meaning of honour in a lawless world still resonate today... Ogami kills 150 people onscreen, the highest body count for a single character in a single film in cinema history.
Baby Cart to Hades Synopsis:
A re-scored, re-dubbed reassembly of the first two films in the Lone Wolf & Cub series, the result has become an ageless cult sensation in its own right: a crazed thrill-ride in a booby-trapped baby cart, propelled on arterial spray, hurtling gleefully to nowhere.
Venue: Anthony Burgess Institute (behind Oxford Road, Manchester)
Tickets: £6.50 (plus booking fee)
Start Time: 7.30pm
Tickets can be pre-ordered here (your ticket will be waiting for you on the night of the event).
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