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

Kozure Ôkami: Meifumadô (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 11 August 1973 (Japan)
Five warriors challenge Ogami to duels. Each holds a part of information needed to complete the assassination of a mad clan leader.

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Kenji Misumi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomisaburô Wakayama ... Ogami Itto
Michiyo Yasuda Michiyo Yasuda ... Shiranui
Akihiro Tomikawa ... Ogami Daigoro
Shingo Yamashiro Shingo Yamashiro ... Sazare Kanbei
Tomomi Satô Tomomi Satô ... Quick Change Oyô
Akira Yamauchi Akira Yamauchi ... Shinnoji Senzo
Hideji Ôtaki Hideji Ôtaki ... Abbot Jikei
Taketoshi Naitô Taketoshi Naitô ... Mawatari Hachiro
Fujio Suga Fujio Suga ... Tsukude Sozaemon
Rokkô Toura Rokkô Toura ... Ayabe Ukon
Yoshi Katô Yoshi Katô ... Kuroda Naritaka
Teruo Ishiyama Teruo Ishiyama ... Mogami Shusuke (as Ritsu Ishiyama)
Hiroshi Tanaka Hiroshi Tanaka ... Murao Koyata
Michima Otabe Michima Otabe
Kôji Fujiyama 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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 August 1973 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Baby Cart at the River Styx See more »

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Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Pressure Mounts for Both the Lone Wolf and His Growing Cub
19 April 2017 | by drqshadow-60-379886See all my reviews

Where the Lone Wolf and Cub adventure has been delightfully frenetic up to this point, the fifth film is a decided change of pace. Much more deliberate and pensive, Baby Cart in the Land of Demons spends an unusual amount of time in one place, toying with a more nuanced (at times even confusing) story, while also fleshing out an important supporting character. Young Daigoro, stone-faced son of the wandering master at the center of this great storm, finally gets his close-up and proves to be every bit as determined, soft-spoken and unflappable as his father. His scenes are the ones that stuck with me afterward, resonating in a way that felt fresh while also remaining loyal to the saga's identity. Daddy, meanwhile, has his hands full with a difficult five-pronged onslaught and a pair of complex, intertwined kill contracts. His actions at the film's climax once more cast the character in dark grey fabric, a recurring theme for the series, and prove that (where duty is concerned) he hasn't changed all that much from the very first time we met. Less visceral and rubber-tendoned than any of the earlier entries, and perhaps overly ambitious with that tangled primary storyline, it's good stuff if a touch below the standard its brethren have thus far maintained. An outlier in many ways.


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