Lone Wolf & Cub
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Synopsis:The Cult Classic, Six-Film Series Based on the Internationally Best-Selling Japanese Manga Comics. Includes: Sword Of Vengeance, Baby Cart At The River STYX, Baby Cart To Hades, Baby Cart In Peril, Baby Cart In The Land Of Demons, White Heaven In Hell. Based on the best-selling manga series, the six intensely kinetic Lone Wolf and Cub films elevated chanbara to bloody, new heights. The shogun's executioner, Itto Ogami (Tomisaburo Wakayama), takes to wandering the countryside as an assassin-along with his infant son Daigoro (Akihiro Tomikawa) and an infinitely weaponised perambulator-helping those he encounters while seeking vengeance for his murdered wife. Delivering stylish thrills and a body count that defies belief, Lone Wolf and Cub is beloved for its brilliantly choreographed and unbelievably violent action sequences as well as for its tender depiction of the bonds between parent and child. Special Edition Box Set Features: New 2K digital restorations of all six films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks High-definition presentation of Shogun Assassin, the 1980 English-dubbed re-edit of the first two Lone Wolf and Cub films New interview with Kazuo Koike, writer of the Lone Wolf and Cub manga series and screenwriter on five of the films Lame d'un Pere, l'ame d'un sabre, a 2005 documentary about the making of the series New interview in which Sensei Yoshimitsu Katsuse discusses and demonstrates the real Suio-ryu sword techniques that inspired those in the manga and films New interview with biographer Kazuma Nozawa about filmmaker Kenji Misumi, director of four of the six Lone Wolf and Cub films Silent documentary from 1937 about the making of samurai swords, with an optional new ambient score by Ryan Francis Trailers New English subtitle translations PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay and film synopses by Japanese pop culture writer Patrick Macias
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : Japanese
- Package Dimensions : 18 x 15 x 2.4 cm; 108.86 Grams
- Media Format : Digital, Special Edition
- Run time : 8 hours and 20 minutes
- Release date : 27 March 2017
- Subtitles: : English
- Language : Japanese (Dolby Digital 1.0)
- Studio : Criterion
- ASIN : B01N30QO1I
- Number of discs : 3
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Reviewed in Australia on 26 February 2019
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Reviewed in Australia on 26 February 2019
no code listed on the web site! so now stuck with a product I can not watch.
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If you are unfamiliar with Lone Wolf & Cub, it is based on the superb manga series regarding disgraced Shogun Executioner Itto Ogami (with young son in tow) as he walks the path of vengeance seeking retribution on the Yagyu Clan responsible for murdering his wife and destroying his family name & honour. The Yagyu Clan meanwhile, not one to rest on their laurels, continue to dispatch numerous assassins to hunt down & eliminate the Lone Wolf and his cub on their journey.
The films mainly stick well to the source material (with only the final film moving into more supernatural territory for some reason), and are also a product of their time (1970's) so have that schlocky/exploitation genre & vibe about them - blood sprays/gushes from every sword slice or decapitation, limbs are hacked off in abundance & there's plenty of naked flesh on show, although the female characters themselves are actually portrayed really well, whether they be prostitute, assassin, yakuza or victim (note to Hollywood - this is how you do engaging, strong and honourable women without the need for agenda's & pandering).
While a little chubby compared to the original manga comic book depiction, Tomisaburo Wakayama is excellent in the lead role and has the necessary gravitas, presence and (surprisingly) athleticism to pull off being an expert Samurai, while Akihiro Tomikawa is just the cutest thing ever as the young cub accompanying his father into ever more dangerous situations.
Overall, if you're a fan of these films you need this definitive box set sitting in your collection.
The feature presentation is a master piece. I could go on and on but if you're interested in buying this, you already know. I have yet to watch all of the extras but the seven films are 5 stars enough. You should also check for a secret compartment in the box as it may contain a diagram for the James Bond-esque baby buggy complete with necessary attachements for a trip to hell and back.
This Movie franchise is simply magnificent, a true classic of Japanese Cinema. If you don't know anything about Baby Cart, beware as it is based on a violent manga and the movie adaptation is a blood and gore fest.
There is a movie that was previously released which was a combination of scenes from all 6 movies.
This here is the complete version including all six films. The 3 first films are on the first disc, 3 others on the second disc then the final disc is for the special features, documentaries and the impact of Lone Wolf on Japanese cinema.
Amazing Franchise in great quality. A Must!!!