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

Kenji Misumi

 
  • Japan
  • 1973
  • 89 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.40:1
  • Japanese
  •  

Balancing physical action with Buddhist musings on life and death, the most spiritual of the Lone Wolf and Cub films finds Ogami’s combat skills put to the test by five different warrior-messengers.

Cast

Itto OgamiTomisaburo Wakayama
DaigoroAkihiro Tomikawa
ShiranuiMichiyo Yasuda
Kanbei SazareShingo Yamashiro
“Quick-Change” O-YoTomomi Sato
Senzo Shin-no-JiAkira Yamauchi
Abbot JikeiHideji Otaki
Sozaemon Tskude (Sakute)Fujio Suga
Hachiro MawatariTaketoshi Naito
Ukon AyabeRokko Toura
Shusuke MogamiRitsu Ishiyama
Naritaka KurodaYoshi Kato
Shogen WakitaEiji Okada
Retsudo YagyuMinoru Oki

Credits

DirectorKenji Misumi
Produced byTomisaburo Wakayama and Masanori Sanada
Screenplay byKazuo Koike and Tsutomu Nakamura
Based on the manga byKazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima
Cinematography byFujio Morita
Sound byTsuchitaro Hayashi
Production design byShigenori Shimoishizaka
Music byHideaki Sakurai
Lighting byHiroshi Mima
Fight choreographyEiichi Kusumoto
Edited byToshio Taniguchi
Sound effectsToru Kurashima
Assistant directorUmeo Minamino
MakeupHideo Yumoto and Toshio Tanaka

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