Saturday, October 03, 2009
Lone Wolf and Cub 5: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons
This is the 5th movie released in 1973 starring Tomisaburo Wakayama as the assassin Ogami Itto.
Prior to hiring Ogami Itto, Lord Kuroda, head of the Kuroda clan, sends his five greatest warriors to individually test the skill of the Lone Wolf. Ogami passes the test.
Hired to ensure that the succession to the head of the clan passes to the legitimate heir, the son of Lord Kuroda. Lone wolf becomes enmeshed in a web of intrigue that leads in turn to Lord Retsudo, the evil head of the Yagyu. Before he can break free, he must turn against the very men who hired him, the loyal retainers of the Kuroda clan.
Another bloody movie as would be expected but maybe a little more tame then the first four movies. The most gruesome scene was the close up of a body being cut clean in half. In this movie, Itto's little son really show's his toughness and strength which he obtained from his father. The movie ends with another bad ass fight scene with dozens of attackers coming after Itto. Among the first four, this was my least favorite yet it still kicked butt.