Friday, October 09, 2009
Lone Wolf and Cub 6: Baby Cart-White Heaven in Hell
White Heaven and Hell is the sixth and last of the famous Lone Wolf and Cub movies.
This is the last adventure of Lone Wolf (Ogami Itto) and his Cub (Daigoro). Having failed in all his previous attempts to destroy Ogami, the evil lord of the Yagyu clan recruits his blood-thirsty daughter. Together with the supernatural warriors, these are his most powerful weapons. If they fail, the Yagyu lord Retsudo plans to release the might of the entire Yagyu army. Ogami and Daigoro stand at the crossroads to hell.
This movie was somewhat anti-climatic as the final film of the six movie series. It was OK but not great. As you can see from the movie poster, the final battle scene devolves into the fricken samurai winter Olympics. Not at all a classic samurai battle but rather a lot of skiing, jumping and sliding in the snow. It was kind of bizarre but the Yagyu clan army are sure good skiiers. You will see Ogami face what is his stiffest challenge yet when he faces what I would call zombie samurai. It was the only time I saw some fear or desperation in Ogami's eyes.