Lone Wolf and Cub – The Criterion Collection Blu-ray





All seven films in the ‘Lone Wolf and Cub’ Japanese samurai action series.

In ‘Sword of Vengeance’ (1971), executioner Ogami Itto is framed for treason and declared an outlaw.

In ‘Babycart at the River Styx’ (1972), Ogami Itto – aka ‘Lone Wolf’ – continues his bloody quest through the land he calls Hell.

In ‘Babycart to Hades’ (1973), the Lone Wolf provides a rare display of compassion when he rescues a young girl from her pimp.

In the fourth film, ‘Babycart in Peril’ (1972), the Wolf has become separated from his Cub, who has fallen into the hands of Itto’s deadly rival.

In ‘Babycart in the Land of Demons’ (1973), Lone Wolf is hired by the Kuroda clan to protect the destiny of its succession.

In ‘White Heaven in Hell’ (1974), the Wolf and his Cub face a new peril when the Yagyu clan leader Retsudo employs his bloodthirsty daughter to destroy them once and for all.

Informazioni aggiuntive

  • Extra New 2K digital restorations of all six films, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    - High-definition presentation of Shogun Assassin, a 1980 English-dubbed reedit 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 père, l'âme d'un saber, 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 the ones depicted in the manga and films
    - New interview with biographer Kazuma Nozawa about Kenji Misumi, director of four of the six films
    - Silent documentary from 1939 about the making of samurai swords, with an optional new ambient score by Ryan Francis
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    - New English subtitle translation
    - PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay and film synopses by Japanese pop-culture writer Patrick Macias