1972 / 81 min. / 18A
Director: Buichi Saito
Cast: Tomisaburo Wakayama, Tomikawa Akihiro

Lone Wolf and Cub Weekend: LONE WOLF AND CUB: BABY CART IN PERIL

Part of the 6-film retrospective LONE WOLF AND CUB WEEKEND. Individual tickets are $10 in advance or see all 6 films for just $30 (online only)!

CONTENT WARNING: The Lone Wolf and Cub films contain scenes that may be upsetting or triggering to some viewers.

About LONE WOLF AND CUB: BABY CART IN PERIL

Switching directors for this distinctly trashy – but equally awesome – entry in the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Baby Cart in Peril frontloads the film with breasts and blood but ends up with some of the deepest reflections on the way of the samurai. Itto Ogami is hired by the Owari clan to assassinate a tattooed woman who is killing her enemies and dishonouring them by cutting off their topknots. Meanwhile, Daigoro is separated from his father when he follows a pair of traveling street performers outside of town. All alone, Daigoro is caught in a field of flames and must use his resourcefulness to save his life, under the watchful gaze of a son of the nefarious Retsudo Yagyu, who recognizes Daigoro when he wields a stick the way his father holds a sword. In the end, arch enemies Itto and Retsudo will cause each other serious damage. Samurai honour logic gets pushed to the limit with grim lines like: “How lucky it would be for a child to have a parent who’d wish for his death.”

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