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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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Not as constantly action packed as the previous movies and it seems slower as well but there are other things to compensate for this. 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:MA15+ | Australia:R18+ (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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not as constantly action packed as the previous movies and it seems slower as well but there are other things to compensate for this., 1 May 2010
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

It seems that with this movie, the third out of the Kozure Ôkami-series, they picked a sort of different approach. This time the movie gets a bit more personal and dramatic, which goes at the expense of the movie its action. However once you get over this and get more into the movie itself, you'll still be grabbed and entertained by it as well.

It's not even fair to say really that this movie does not have enough action in it. The movie still features quite a lot of fights and at the end Ogami Itto even takes on a whole army by himself. Still by comparison it's all a bit toned down and there is also less blood. The entire series is basically known for its fountains of blood but this movie does not provide the best example of this.

It's less entertaining but its a more solidly written story than its predecessors, as it seems. The first two movies were mostly adventurous ones in which lone wolf and cub wandered the country, meeting all kinds of people and getting into all kinds of problems. This movie does more clearly follow one story-line, that from beginning to end is basically all connected, without ever wandering off with its story and follow some side plots with it. Not everybody will like this and I must admit that I wasn't too fond about the approach the movie was taking at first but as the movie progresses it becomes more solid and you can also tell what the movie was heading towards to during its first half.

It seems like a weaker movie out of the series at first but once things start to take off you should be able to appreciate it different approach and see this movie as simply yet another great once within its great series.


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