MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,243 this week

Kozure ôkami: Ko wo kashi ude kashi tsukamatsuru (1972)

 -  Action | Drama  -  23 August 1973 (USA)
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 4,037 users  
Reviews: 32 user | 45 critic

The story of a Ronin (i.e. a masterless samurai) who wanders the countryside of Japan with his small child, having various adventures.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 04 May 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 20 Sep 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 21 Mar 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Kozure ôkami: Ko wo kashi ude kashi tsukamatsuru (1972)

Kozure ôkami: Ko wo kashi ude kashi tsukamatsuru (1972) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kozure ôkami: Ko wo kashi ude kashi tsukamatsuru.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In the second film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto battles a group of female ninja in the employ of the Yagyu clan and must assassinate a traitor who plans to sell his clan's ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Misumi
Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Akiji Kobayashi
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.

Director: Kenji Misumi
Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Gô Katô, Yûko Hama
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.

Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Yûzô Kayama
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Fourth film in the Lone Wolf and Cub series. Ogami is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin. Gunbei Yagyu, an enemy samurai, happens upon Ogami's son, and sees his chance for revenge.

Director: Takeichi Saitô
Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Yoichi Hayashi, Michi Azuma
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Fifth film in the Lone Wolf & Cub Series. 5 warriors challenge Ogami to duels. Each has 1/5th of Ogami's assassin fee and 1/5 of the information he needs to complete his assassination. His ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Misumi
Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Michiyo Ôkusu, Akihiro Tomikawa
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Kenji Misumi
Stars: Hideki Takahashi, Ken Ogata, Masaomi Kondô
Goyôkin (1969)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A guilt-haunted samurai warrior attempts to stop a massacre taking place.

Director: Hideo Gosha
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tetsurô Tanba, Yôko Tsukasa
Goyôkiba (1972)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Hanzo is an incorruptible and unorthodox officer in Edo, as famous for his self-discipline and his love shaft as his sword. Against the backdrop of his magistrate's occasional rounding up ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Misumi
Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Yukiji Asaoka, Mari Atsumi
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A fugitive samurai encounters a married couple who steal mountain gold for their clan. Upon hearing that the clan is going to betray and kill them, the samurai decides to fight for them.

Director: Hideo Gosha
Stars: Mikijirô Hira, Gô Katô, Shima Iwashita
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In the sixth and final film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, the final conflict between Ogami Itto and the Yagyu clan is carried out.

Director: Yoshiyuki Kuroda
Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa, Junko Hitomi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Akira Inoue
Stars: Masakazu Tamura, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yushi Shoda
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomisaburô Wakayama ...
Fumio Watanabe ...
Bizennokami Yagyû
Tomoko Mayama ...
Osen (whore)
Shigeru Tsuyuguchi ...
Kurando Yagyû
Asao Uchida ...
Kenmotsu Sugito
Taketoshi Naitô ...
Ichige
Yoshi Katô ...
Danjô Tonami
Keiko Fujita ...
Azami Ogami
Reiko Kasahara ...
Crazy Woman
Akihiro Tomikawa ...
Kauji Sokiyamo
Teruo Matsuyama ...
Monnosuke
Shun'ya Wazaki ...
Horii
Michimaro Kotabe
Saburô Date
Edit

Storyline

In this first film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, adapted from the manga by Kazuo Koike, we are told the story of the Lone Wolf and Cub's origin. Ogami Itto, the official Shogunate executioner, has been framed for disloyalty to the Shogunate by the Yagyu clan, against whom he now is waging a one-man war, along with his infant son, Daigoro. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 August 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Inspector Yagyu Bizen-no-Kami: Men, take Ogami Itto!
Ogami Itto: This is too odd! Inspector Bizen... What is the meaning of these uniformed men? Was it your intent to take me away from the beginning?
Inspector Yagyu Bizen-no-Kami: Naturally, in such an emergency as this!
Ogami Itto: If that were so, they would have come here openly. Besides, there shouldn't have been any reason to hide your uniforms.
[Grabs a guard]
Ogami Itto: Furthermore, how do you explain the armor? If you were in such a rush to come here, why did you take the time to don this?
See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Getting Any? (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A brilliant start to the series
11 January 2014 | by (Glasgow) – See all my reviews

Part 1 of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, known as "Sword of Vengeance", which literal translation reads: "Child and Expertise for Rent".

A sublime masterpiece! Yojimbo (1961) left a tremendous legacy behind and it was precisely in the brutal 70s where exploitation grindhouse flicks were at their peak, slicing every human being in feudal Japan. Grabbing influence from Sword of Doom (1966) and completely forgotten action-oriented samurai movies like Tokuzô Tanaka's The Betrayal (1966), the first entry into a prolific and long-running samurai saga is a bold feast to watch, with western elements, gorgeous shots and Wakayama as a tremendous future star whose looks are definitely not what they seem. Amazing storytelling.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best DVD Version? bcfield
Yojimbo VS Ito!! EL_TOPO_DEL-negro
Any news on a complete boxset? rebelalliance
Whatever happened to Daigoro busy_shoes
R2 DVD?? heaven_in_her_arms
box sets cbroberts

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?