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Cheap bloodletting.
Hope everyone had a nice X-Mas. If you don't celebrate X-Mas, I hope you at least had a nice day off. I stop in quickly here to let you know that Amazon is selling the Lone Wolf & Cub Complete Blu-ray set for $17.

If you've never seen these movies, they're some of the best, bloodiest samurai movies ever made and I cannot recommend them highly enough. According to reviews, there are some issues with picture quality at certain points, but everyone seems to agree that they're as good as is available. And the DVD box set is up close to $100, so they're also the most financially viable.

If you prefer your samurai bloodletting in English dub then we're not friends anymore I feel obligated to inform you that Amazon is also selling the Shogun Assassin 5 Film Collector's Edition Blu-ray set for $23.

The Shogun Assassin films are basically the Lone Wolf & Cub films edited down to mostly just the violent parts and dubbed into English without much regard for the story. If you've seen Kill Bill Vol. 2, then you might remember that Shogun Assassin is the movie Uma Thurman's daughter wants to watch at bedtime.

Personally, I much prefer the original films in their original state, but if you're actually buying samurai films on Blu-ray, I support your decision.

And while I'm here, recommending samurai films that are currently cheap on eBay, you can also get The Hidden Blade for $11.

This is another great samurai movie, but it's a much slower film, more drama than action. I give it the highest possible recommendation, though. It's directed by Yoji Yamada (The Twilight Samurai, Love & Honor), so you can't go wrong.

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erschlagener From: erschlagener Date: December 29th, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good sir, I was going to take a stroll to the hardware store, about an hour's walk to and from in total, and I was thinking how best to augment the trip. Obvious answer: Adgy Mix. My computer, with several editions of the compilation, is alas down, and while browsing on my phone for past mix links have found them expired etc. Help me Adgy-san Kenobi, you're my only hope :(
adgy From: adgy Date: January 4th, 2013 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh man, that is a tall order.

I will help you, my son, but it may take some time.

It looks like there are 6 or so of them that are still alive on Mediafire.

Mix #28
Mix #27
Mix #26
Mix #25
Mix #23
Mix #21

Additionally, both of the mixes of favorite tracks from 2011 are still good.

I will try to upload the rest of them as time permits.
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