LONE WOLF AND CUB: SWORD OF VENGEANCE
Director: Kenji Misumi Run Time: 83 min. Release Year: 1972 Language: Japanese
Starring: Akihiro Tomikawa, Fumio Watanabe, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Tomisaburō Wakayama, Tomoko Mayama
The inaugural film in the Lone Wolf and Cub series immediately thrust Itto Ogami into the ranks of the all-time great samurai movie icons. In this installment, the Shadow Yagyu clan plots to solidify its power by taking Ogami’s coveted position of shogun’s executioner for its own. The legendary assassin escapes with his infant son, Daigoro, and swears vengeance.