RARA-AVIS: Road to Perdition

From: Larson, Craig ( Craig.Larson@tsjc.cccoes.edu)
Date: 02 May 2002

I think that this upcoming film is based on Collins' graphic novel, which was an attempt to take the Lone Wolf and Child story from Japanese comics and give it a U.S. base. If you're not familiar with these movies, basically the bloody _Shogun Assassin_ movie that was a big cult hit in the 80s is a dubbed and recombined version of two of the films, which follow a disgraced samurai as he travels around the country with his young son in a wooden cart armed with all sorts of ingenious weapons, taking odd jobs/ assassinations for hire and trying to outwit the henchmen of the noble who framed him and killed his wife. They're pretty good and pretty hardboiled, too.

Craig Larson Trinidad, CO

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