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24 April 1974 (Japan) See more »
In the sixth and final film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, the final conflict between Ogami Itto and the Yagyu clan is carried out. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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The end of quite possibly, the best samurai saga ever. See more (12 total) »


  (in credits order)
Tomisaburô Wakayama ... Ogami Itto
Akihiro Tomikawa ... Ogami Daigoro
Junko Hitomi ... Yagyu Kaori
Gorô Mutsumi ... Iwane Ozunu
Daigo Kusano ... Mudo
Jirô Miyaguchi ... Muga
Renji Ishibashi ... Mumon
Teruo Ishiyama ... Shogun (as Ritsu Ishiyama)
Chie Kobayashi ... Azusa
Gakuya Morita ... Imanishi Uneme
Kyôichi Satô ... Kiyota Ryunosuke
Kôji Fujiyama ... Tomita Tatewaki
Yoshiro Takee ... Horie Taroemon
Ryô Nishida ... Okada Gonoshin
Riki Harada ... Hatanaka Tamon
Masataka Wakao
Shôji Mori
Yasuno Sakai
Koji Kanda
Yukio Horikita
Tokio Oki ... Head Clerk
Matsujiro Konaka ... Tsuchigumo
Seiichi Yoshida ... Kurokuwa
Satsuko Yamamura
Yoshihiro Maruo ... Tachibana Bunzo
Seji Katayama
Minoru Ôki ... Yagyu Retsudo
Isao Kimura ... Tsuchigumo Hyoei
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masafumi Maeda ... Kosho
Kenji Ushio ... Toseinin
Yukari Wakayama ... Maid
Mayumi Yamabuki ... Troubadour Woman

Directed by
Yoshiyuki Kuroda 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kazuo Koike  comic
Goseki Kojima  comic
Tsutomu Nakamura 

Produced by
Masanori Sanada .... producer
Tomisaburô Wakayama .... producer
Original Music by
Kunihiko Murai 
Cinematography by
Chishi Makiura 
Film Editing by
Toshio Taniguchi 
Production Design by
Akira Naitô 

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Also Known As:
"Kozure ôkami: Jigoku e ikuzo! Daigorô" - Japan (original title)
"Shogun Assassin 5: Cold Road to Hell" - USA (DVD box title)
"White Heaven in Hell" - International (English title) (literal English title)
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83 min
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Miscellaneous: Despite the nature and severity of the injuries in the last battle, there are no bloodstains seen on the snow at any time.See more »
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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
The end of quite possibly, the best samurai saga ever., 19 December 2002
Author: from Yarm, England

The Lone Wolf and Cub or "Babycart" series of movies are a joy to watch. There's never a dull moment during Ogami and Diagoro's travels across the land they call "hell".

White Heaven in Hell is the last installment to a great series. Ogami must face what's left of the Yagyu Clan including Lord Retsudo. Ogami must kill them all to avenge Azami's (Ogami's wife) death.

This movie displays some great choreography (as always) Tomisaburo Wakayama is that good with the sword I sometimes tend to believe the guy is a real "masterless samurai". Although some of the fight scenes are a little confusing (the fight with the girl and the throwing daggers) on a whole this movie displays jaw-dropping sword fights...including an amusing final showdown battle in the snow.

And as usual, the movie displays some weird techniques of eradicating others...including daggers through the head, and even a rocket launcher! This may sound weird, but that's Babycart for you. But it a weird kind of way,

In my opinion, Tomisaburo Wakayama is certainly up there with the likes of Toshiro Mifune...if better.

The end of what's possibly the best samurai saga ever.


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