Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx Film Still

Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx

Kenji Misumi

 
  • Japan
  • 1972
  • 81 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.40:1
  • Japanese
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In this exploitation-cinema classic, which took the action and graphic violence of the Lone Wolf and Cub series to delirious new heights, Itto Ogami and Daigoro continue their quest for vengeance through meifumado, the spiritual way of “demons and damnation,” pursued constantly by the Shadow Yagyu clan and the shogun’s spies.

Cast

Itto OgamiTomisaburo Wakayama
DaigoroAkihiro Tomikawa
Sayaka Yagyu Kayo Matsuo
Benma HidariMinoru Oki
Kuruma HidariShin Kishida
Tenma HidariShogen Nitta
Ozunu KurokuwaAkiji Kobayashi
Ichirobei HiranoKappei Matsumoto
SanjiTakashi Ehata
O-TokiIzumi Ayukawa
O-ChikaReiko Kasahara
O-RenYukiji Ikeda
O-YoYuriko Mishima

Credits

DirectorKenji Misumi
Produced byShintaro Katsu and Hisaharu Matsubara
Screenplay byKazuo Koike
Based on the manga byKazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima
Cinematography byChikashi Makiura
Sound byTsuchitaro Hayashi
Lighting byHiroshi Mima
Production design byAkira Naito
Edited byToshio Taniguchi
Music byHideaki Sakurai
CostumesYoshio Ueno
Fight choreographyEiichi Kusumoto
Sound effectsToru Kurashima
Assistant directorSenro Kobayashi
Special stuntsDaizen Shishido
Mechanical effectsShin-Ei Art Workshop

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