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Kozure Ôkami: Shinikazeni mukau ubaguruma
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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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Tomisaburo Wakayama is simply without equal. 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
Michitaro Mizushima ... Itakura Naizen-no-Sho
Ichirô Nakatani ... Yagyu Samurai
Akihiro Tomikawa ... Ogami Daigoro
Sayoko Katô ... Omatsu
Jun Hamamura ... Miura Tatewaki
Daigo Kusano ... Kuchiki Rokubei
Toshiya 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
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Directed by
Kenji Misumi 
Writing credits
Kazuo Koike (story) and
Goseki Kojima (story)

Kazuo Koike 

Produced by
Shintarô Katsu .... producer
Hisaharu Matsubara .... producer
Original Music by
Hiroshi Kamayatsu 
Hideaki Sakurai 
Cinematography by
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
Tsuchitaro 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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kozure Ôkami: Shinikazeni mukau ubaguruma" - Japan (original title)
"Baby Cart" - USA (informal 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:
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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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30 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Tomisaburo Wakayama is simply without equal., 28 November 2001
Author: SaracenReborn from The Crossroads between Heaven and Hell

These movies were infamous for their incredibly brutal and bloody swordplay sequences, but equally impressive IMHO was the leading actor- Tomisaburo Wakayama a.k.a. "Lone Wolf" was surely the greatest martial arts star ever. The command and authority with which he wielded a sword (and other weapons) was just phenomenal. The blade truly was an extension of himself, and his use of it was the definition of lethal, with none of the unnecessary/show-off flourishes so desperately thrown about by today's wannabes. He had incredible presence and charisma- easily on a par with the likes of say Eastwood or Bronson- with eyes that reflected pure death, and the desolation in his soul. There were moments in the "Babycart" series where you'd swear he was the personification of his namesake, the Wolf. You never doubted for one second that he WAS shogun executioner, masterless samurai, assassin for hire. One look at him in action, and you could readily understand why his enemies trembled at the mention of his name, and ran from him in sheer terror. Alas, Lone Wolf is one with void now, but his legend will live on forever in these films.

Forget Toshiro Mifune. Forget Takakura Ken. Forget Sonny Chiba. Forget Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Donnie Yen, and any of those wire-reliant ballet dancers from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. And CERTAINLY forget any American martial artists that you could care to name. Tomisaburo Wakayama was, is, and forever shall be, THE MAN!

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