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Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

Kenji Misumi

 
  • Japan
  • 1972
  • 83 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.40:1
  • Japanese
  •  

The inaugural film in the Lone Wolf and Cub series immediately thrust Itto Ogami into the ranks of the all-time great samurai movie icons. In this installment, the Shadow Yagyu clan plots to solidify its power by taking Ogami’s coveted position of shogun’s executioner for its own. The legendary assassin escapes with his infant son, Daigoro, and swears vengeance.

Cast

Itto OgamiTomisaburo Wakayama
DaigoroAkihiro Tomikawa
Bizen-no-Kami YagyuFumio Watanabe
O-SenTomoko Mayama
Kurando YagyuShigeru Tsuyuguchi
Kenmotsu SugitoAsao Uchida
Gyobu IchigeTaketoshi Naito
Danjo TonamiYoshi Kato
Azami OgamiKeiko Fujita
MonnosukeTeruo Matsuyama
Retsudo YagyuYunosuke Ito
NarratorAkiji Kobayashi

Credits

DirectorKenji Misumi
Produced byShintaro Katsu and Hisaharu Matsubara
Screenplay by Kazuo Koike
Based on the manga byKazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima
Cinematography byChikashi Makiura
Sound byTsuchitaro Hayashi
Lighting byHiroshi Mima
Production design by Akira Naito
Music byHideaki Sakurai
Edited byToshio Taniguchi
Fight choreographyEiichi Kusumoto
Assistant directorMitsuaki Tsuji
Sound effectsToru Kurashima

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