1972 / 83 min. / 18A
Director: Kenji Misumi
Cast: Tomisaburo Wakayama, Tomikawa Akihiro

Lone Wolf and Cub Weekend: LONE WOLF AND CUB: SWORD OF VENGEANCE

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 the film: 

“Choose the sword, and you will join me. Choose the ball and you join your mother, in death.”

Sword of Vengeance sets the standard for the Lone Wolf and Cub titles to come with a superb mix of period-film genre tropes and blood-and-guts splatter that immediately thrust Itto Ogami into the ranks of the all-time great samurai movie icons. In this installment, the Yagyu clan led by Retsudo Yagyu plots to solidify its power by taking Ogami’s coveted position of shogun’s executioner for its own. Ogami’s wife is killed, but Itto escapes with his infant son, Daigoro, and swears vengeance. They wander the countryside as Lone Wolf and Cub, legendary assassin with child who will carry out any murder for 500 pieces of gold. Brilliant, bloody, and brutal, portions of this film were cobbled with Baby Cart at the River Styx to make 1980’s Shogun Assassin.

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