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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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Sazare Kanbei
Tomomi Satô ...
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Shinnoji Senzo
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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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Don't they know not to mess with Ogami Itto by now?
7 May 2010 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I was interested in seeing how director Kenji Misumi would pick up the series again. He directed the first three movies but the previous one, "Kozure Ôkami: Oya no kokoro ko no kokoro", got directed by Buichi Saito. would Kenji Misumi continue on the same trend he had started the series in, or would he go with the successful more western style of approach Buichi Saito brought to the series.

The answer would be the first. Kenji Misumi pretty much continues what he had started. This is not a bad thing of course, since all of the first three movies were great and entertaining ones but it just makes it a little bit less accessible as a movie for the western audience. This style was however also more appreciated in Japan itself, so the switch back is quite understandable.

The movie starts off kind of slow and uninteresting and I wasn't too fond about its storytelling but it soon finds its old form. It actually turns into one of the more stronger movies out of the series, also story-wise. The movie does feature some great memorable moments in it, perhaps even more so than was the case with any of the previous movies. It's a very entertaining movie and its fight sequences are a pleasure to watch. It's being highly original and creative with some of its moments.

It's awesome to see how Ogami Itto is taking on whole armies again. You would think that by now his reputation would had exceeded him and people would know better to cross swords with him. The Japanese are however too noble and proud to just runaway at his sight or perform harakiri right away. Luckilly for use though, since it means that the movie gets action packed and features plenty of fountains of blood again, especially toward the ending when the movie becomes really more and more action filled and spectacular.

Such an awesome and entertaining movie.

9/10

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