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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973)

Kozure Ôkami: Meifumadô (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 11 August 1973 (Japan)
Fifth film in the Lone Wolf & Cub Series. 5 warriors challenge Ogami to duels. Each has 1/5th of Ogami's assassin fee and 1/5 of the information he needs to complete his assassination. His ... See full summary »

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Michiyo Ohkusu ...
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Akihiro Tomikawa ...
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Sazare Kanbei
Tomomi Satô ...
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Akira Yamauchi ...
Shinnoji Senzo
Hideji Ôtaki ...
Abbot Jikei
Taketoshi Naitô ...
Mawatari Hachiro
Fujio Suga ...
Tsukude Sozaemon
Rokkô Toura ...
Ayabe Ukon
Yoshi Katô ...
Kuroda Naritaka
Teruo Ishiyama ...
Mogami Shusuke (as Ritsu Ishiyama)
Hiroshi Tanaka ...
Murao Koyata
Michima Otabe
Kôji Fujiyama ...
Tsutsumi Rokurojiro
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Fifth film in the Lone Wolf & Cub Series. 5 warriors challenge Ogami to duels. Each has 1/5th of Ogami's assassin fee and 1/5 of the information he needs to complete his assassination. His mission is to kill a mad Daimyo before he destroys his clan! Written by barabbas <barabbas@dsp.net>

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Once he agrees to kill, nothing can stand in his way.


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Great action combined with impressive storytelling, best of the series
4 September 2003 | by (Leiden , The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Even though all the festival-scenes are a sub-plot that adds little to nothing to the story, I find this an excellent film. The idea and the enactment of the five Samurai, each giving Ogami a part of his mission as their dying words, exemplifies the value of loyalty and truth above all. In all the Lone Wolf films honor is considered the highest value, and there is a continuous presence of morality throughout the series. In this film I was touched by the incredible loyalty of all the Samurais of the Kuroda clan. Even when on fire, fatally wounded or bleeding from every orifice, they still continue to serve their clan. In fact they care so much for their clan that they hire Ogami to kill their own, perverted masters, because their actions bring dishonor and great danger to the clan.

Story-wise certainly the most elaborate of the Lone Wolf films, I found this one to be the best.


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