It's not news that Lone Wolf and Cub is possibly the best action series ever produced in Japan. Originating from a manga, it spawned several TV sequels and an Americanized jigsaw known as Shogun Assassin.
What could be news to some is Eureka UK's re-mastering of all 6 features. Simply titled The Complete Lone Wolf and Cub Boxset, this collection is an absolutely stunning presentation that immediately renders every other release (incl. the the US Animeigo boxset) utterly obsolete.
Using original Toho elements, it has a sheen and freshness of image that never betrays its almost forty year vintage. Watching one of my favorite installments, Yoshiyuki Kuroda's 'White Heaven in Hell' (#6 in the series)...
I experienced visual wonders that I'd never experienced before. From the snow-bound vistas to the rich rural locations, every frame is like a shot of electricity to the eyes.
Surprisingly, the UK boxset appears to be Region O, so is playable all over the world on region-specific players. Artwork and slip cases are top notch, and Shogun Assassin is also included as part of the 7-disk set.
Do yourself a favor and pick this up. Unless you caught these when they were first released, you have never seen them like this before.
Masterpieces given the masterpiece treatment!