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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)

Kozure Ôkami: Sanzu no kawa no ubaguruma (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 22 April 1972 (Japan)
Trailed by a clan of female ninja, Ogami is paid to assassinate a clan traitor accompanied by three killers known as the Gods of Death.

Director:

Kenji Misumi

Writers:

Kazuo Koike (story), Goseki Kojima (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomisaburô Wakayama ... Ogami Itto
Kayo Matsuo Kayo Matsuo ... Yagyu Sayaka
Akiji Kobayashi ... Ozunu Kurokuwa
Minoru Ôki ... Benma Hidari
Shin Kishida Shin Kishida ... Kuruma Hidari
Shôgen Nitta Shôgen Nitta ... Tenma Hidari
Takashi Ebata Takashi Ebata ... Mitsugu (as Kanji Ebata)
Kappei Matsumoto Kappei Matsumoto ... Ichirobei Hirano
Akihiro Tomikawa ... Daigoro Ogami
Izumi Ayukawa Izumi Ayukawa ... Otoki
Kazutarô Kuni Kazutarô Kuni ... Awa Retainer
Maki Mizuhara Maki Mizuhara ... Oriku
Ima Masaki Ima Masaki ... Otaki
Reiko Kasahara Reiko Kasahara ... Ochika
Yuriko Mishima Yuriko Mishima ... Oyo
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In the second film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto battles a group of female ninja in the employ of the Yagyu clan and must assassinate a traitor who plans to sell his clan's secrets to the Shogunate. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #841. See more »

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When Ogami and Daigoro are walking through the forest shortly before being attacked by Kurokawa and his ninja henchmen (around the 31:30 mark), cars can be seen driving by in the background on the left side of the frame. See more »

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Traveller 1: So you were squeezed real tight?
Traveller 2: Yes, I guess you could say she had a magic cunt
Traveller 1Traveller 2: Laughter
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Tomisaburo Wakayama is simply without equal.
28 November 2001 | by SaracenRebornSee all my reviews

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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Release Date:

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