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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)

Kozure Ôkami: Shinikazeni mukau ubaguruma (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | April 1974 (USA)
Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by the yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gô Katô ...
Magomura Kanbei
Yûko Hama ...
Koshio Torizo / Miura Tori
Isao Yamagata ...
Sawatari Genba
Michitarô Mizushima ...
Itakura Naizen-no-Sho
Ichirô Nakatani ...
Yagyu Samurai
Akihiro Tomikawa ...
Ogami Daigoro
Sayoko Katô ...
Jun Hamamura ...
Miura Tatewaki
Daigo Kusano ...
Kuchiki Rokubei
Shun'ya Wazaki ...
Ikiji Samon
Hiroshi Nawa ...
Sakai Umezu
Saburô Date ...
Swift-style swordsman
Hatsuo Yamaya


Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by the yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.

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April 1974 (USA)  »

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Not the best in the series
15 November 2009 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

This series has its ups and occasional downs, and the latter is the case, here. There's an agreeable amount of spatter, with an inventive implementation of the Baby Cart's weapons, but the editing film is a seriously disjointed, the film-making itself rougher than usual. At times, the action slows to a crawl as the camera follows the wordless wanderings of the "cub," who nearly gets lost early on. All in all, disappointment.

That said, there's a spaghetti eastern quality to the music and action that may win the approval of dedicated viewers. This installment spends much of its time following the minor misadventures of the little boy, who begins to stare into the abyss of death his father opened for him.

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