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Kozure Ôkami: Oya no kokoro ko no kokoro (1972)

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Fourth film in the Lone Wolf and Cub series. Ogami is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin. Gunbei Yagyu, an enemy samurai, happens upon Ogami's son, and sees his chance for revenge.

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Tomisaburô Wakayama ...
Yoichi Hayashi ...
Yagyu Gunbei
Michi Azuma ...
Oyuki
Akihiro Tomikawa ...
Asao Koike ...
Tokugawa Yoshinao
Hiroshi Tanaka ...
Jûzaemon Kashiwagi
Tatsuo Endô ...
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Kozuka Enki
Kôji Sekiyama
Gakuya Morita
Hiroshi Hasegawa
Riki Harada
Michima Otabe
Seishirô Hara
Yûsaku Terajima
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Fourth film in the Lone Wolf and Cub series. Ogami is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin. Gunbei Yagyu, an enemy samurai, happens upon Ogami's son, and sees his chance for revenge. Written by barabbas <barabbas@dsp.net>

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The Shogun's executioner vs. an army of evil
27 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The fourth in the long-running LONE WOLF & CUB series that so far shows no sign of flagging. BABY CART IN PERIL has everything that made the previous films so memorable: iconic characters, humour, sharply drawn personalities, a straightforward plot and battle sequences delivered with gusto. As with the last two films, this one features a memorable female warrior, in this case a woman covered in tattoos, who provides a more in-depth adversary for Ogami instead of his more cartoonish foes. The plot, as usual, details strands of honour and duty, while at the same time reintroducing Ogami's chief enemy, Lord Retsudo, who was noticeable absent in the last instalment.

There is a slight difference in the film-making which may be down to this film having a different director to the last. The style is perhaps more evident, and Ogami displays touches of emotion and weakness that seem slightly out of place. Nevertheless, the film is superbly shot and ably holds its down in what is turning out to be a superlative series. The vivid battle sequences are exceptional, with Ogami de-limbing inhuman foes in one stand-out sequence, as well as facing his most mortal threat – a gun-toting army – in the wildly exciting and vividly violent climax. Perhaps not the best in the series, this is still a cut above the rest.


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