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Kozure Ôkami: Shinikazeni mukau ubaguruma
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Kazuo Koike (story) and
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Release Date:
April 1974 (USA) See more »
Raise a kung-fu fist against Ogami... and he'll chop it off! See more »
In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Probably the strongest Babycart *possible spoilers* See more (9 total) »


  (in credits order)
Tomisaburô Wakayama ... Ogami Itto
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 ... Omatsu
Jun Hamamura ... Miura Tatewaki
Daigo Kusano ... Kuchiki Rokubei
Shun'ya Wazaki ... Ikiji Samon
Hiroshi Nawa ... Monkumatsu
Sakai Umezu
Saburô Date ... Swift-style swordsman
Hatsuo Yamaya
Kazuma Otabe
Yukio Horikita
Toru Yamaguchi
Tadashi Iwata
Daisuke Shiraba
Katsutoshi Akiyama
Shingo Ibuki
Naoki Ando
Takako Ashizawa
Daisuke Awachia
Masaru Shiga
Fumio Terauchi
Mayoko Kikuno
Katsuyoshi Baba
Kiroko Arakawa
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tôru Abe ... Samurai Officer

Directed by
Kenji Misumi 
Writing credits
Kazuo Koike (story) and
Goseki Kojima (story)

Kazuo Koike 

Produced by
Shintarô Katsu .... producer
Hisaharu Matsubara .... producer
Robert J. Woodhead .... executive producer
Original Music by
Hiroshi Kamayatsu 
Hideaki Sakurai 
Cinematography by
Chikashi Makiura  (as Chishi Makiura)
Film Editing by
Toshio Taniguchi 
Art Direction by
Yoshinobu Nishioka 
Makeup Department
Toshio Tanaka .... makeup artist
Hideo Yumoto .... makeup artist
Production Management
Toyohiko Inagaki .... production manager
Art Department
Kazuo Maki .... property master
Sound Department
Tsuchitarô Hayashi .... sound recordist
Yoo Kurajima .... sound effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Miwa Horishi .... lighting technician
Terutaka Suzuku .... still photographer
Music Department
Masahiko Aoi .... music arranger
Tomisaburô Wakayama .... music performer: title song
Other crew
Eiichi Kusumoto .... fight choreographer
Mitsuko Matsuda .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Kozure Ôkami: Shinikazeni mukau ubaguruma" - Japan (original title)
"Lend a Child" - USA (informal title)
"Lend an Army" - USA (informal title)
"Lightning Swords of Death" - USA (dubbed version)
"Lupine Wolf" - USA (video title)
"Shogun Assassin 2: Lightning Swords of Death" - USA (DVD title)
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89 min | USA:83 min (edited version)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA | Australia:R (original rating) | Germany:18 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | New Zealand:R16 | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) (1974) | USA:R | USA:Unrated (special edition)

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Referenced in The Story of Eloise (1976)See more »


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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Probably the strongest Babycart *possible spoilers*, 16 February 2005
Author: nkingstown3 from United States

This one and "Peril" are by far my favorites. In the opening scenes we see Ogami wipe out three ninja and it must be seen to be believed. I particularly liked the character development in this film. Itto meets Magomura Kanbei, a disgraced ronin much like himself. It appears Kanbei has a death wish and the reason is uncertain until the end of the movie. He is a very interesting character. Ogami is tortured by yakuza to save a prostitute who killed a pimp in self defense and this is how he is led to his next commission. Great story, and action that is second to none. His quick draw in one scene is so fast I swore the film was sped up. Well, it wasn't. The man is that good. Another plus, there's Hamada Yuko. She is one good-looking woman. This is a very enjoyable movie that can be viewed many times and it never gets old.

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