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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)

Kozure Ôkami: Sanzu no kawa no ubaguruma (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Drama | June 1972 (Japan)
Trailed by a clan of female ninja, Ogami is paid to assassinate a clan traitor accompanied by three killers known as the Gods of Death.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomisaburô Wakayama ...
Kayo Matsuo ...
Yagyu Sayaka
Akiji Kobayashi ...
Ozunu Kurokuwa
Minoru Ôki ...
Benma Hidari
Shin Kishida ...
Kuruma Hidari
Shôgen Nitta ...
Tenma Hidari
Takashi Ebata ...
Mitsugu (as Kanji Ebata)
Kappei Matsumoto ...
Ichirobei Hirano
Akihiro Tomikawa ...
Daigoro Ogami
Izumi Ayukawa ...
Kazutarô Kuni ...
Awa Retainer
Maki Mizuhara ...
Ima Masaki ...
Reiko Kasahara ...
Yuriko Mishima ...


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 secrets to the Shogunate. Written by Anonymous

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When Ogami and Daigoro are walking through the forest shortly before being attacked by Kurokawa and his ninja henchmen (around the 31:30 mark), cars can be seen driving by in the background on the left side of the frame. See more »


Traveller 1: So you were squeezed real tight?
Traveller 2: Yes, I guess you could say she had a magic cunt
Traveller 1Traveller 2: Laughter
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Edited into Shogun Assassin (1980) See more »

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The Second (And My Personal Favorite) Of The BABY CART Series
8 February 2006 | by (St. John's Abortion Clinic) – See all my reviews

Another winner in the BABY CART series (but honestly, I can't find too much fault in any of the films in this set of "classic" films...) and personally my favorite single entry...

This one has the Lone Wolf and his Cub still enjoying the "misadventures" of samurai-for-hire, and of course their quest for vengeance against the Yagyu clan that initially betrayed them. Some intriguing enemies in this one includes a band of female ninjas and the "Gods Of Death". There is also the requisite side story of Itto's "hit of the day"...

This one has some pretty fast-and-furious fight scenes and is probably the most action packed of the series. Again, like the other entries, good acting, great sets and costumes, beautiful camera-work, and the almost magical but extremely unorthodox "chemistry" between father and son are not to be missed. Highly Recommended 9/10

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