Thursday, October 01, 2009
Lone Wolf & Cub 2: Baby Cart at the River Styx
This is the second film in the series of six released in 1972.
In this second film of the series, the assassin Ogami Itto battles a group of female ninjas in the employ of the evil Yagyu clan. Itto is hired by a clan to assassinate a traitor who plans to sell the clan's secrets to the shogunate. The traitor is guarded by the three Gods of Death.
So far among the first four Lone Wolf and Cub movies, this is the bloodiest and goriest yet. In one of the sickest and bloodiest scenes I have seen in any movie, the female ninjas slice and dice another ninja until only the ninjas torso is remaining. Another good scene occurs when the ninjas attack Itto with some deadly daikon radishes with blades hidden inside the radishes. The final scene where Itto attacks the three "Gods of Death" is incredibly bloody and includes a disgusting scene where one of the Gods of Death has his head split wide open. I still have to see the last two films in the series which I plan to do in the next week or so. But among the first four so far, I think this one is the best yet. Incredible action, good storyline.