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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.


Kenji Misumi




Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomisaburô Wakayama ... Ogami Itto
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 ... Mawatari Hachiro
Fujio Suga ... Tsukude Sozaemon
Rokkô Toura Rokkô Toura ... Ayabe Ukon
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


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


Ogami Itto: Mistress Shiranui... You have committed hara-kiri, haven't you?
Shiranui: Master Ogami... I am following my late lord. I will accompany him to the nether world.
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Follows Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972) See more »

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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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11 August 1973 (Japan) See more »

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Baby Cart at the River Styx See more »

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