Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

Lone Wolf and Cub #1
Directed by Kenji Misumi • 1972 • Japan

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.

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Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance
  • Lone Wolf and Cub #1: Sword of Vengeance

    Directed by Kenji Misumi • 1972 • Japan

    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...

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  • Lame d’un père, l’âme d’un sabre

    Made by Wild Side Films in France, this 2005 documentary features director Buichi Saito, producer Masanori Sanada, cinematographer Fujio Morita, and others describing the making of the LONE WOLF AND CUB film series.

  • Kazuo Koike on LONE WOLF AND CUB

    Filmed in 2015, this piece features “Lone Wolf and Cub” manga writer Kazuo Koike discussing the comics and the film series.

  • Kazuma Nozawa on LONE WOLF AND CUB

    Filmed in 2016, this piece features Kenji Misumi biographer Kazuma Nozawa discussing the work of the director of four of the six LONE WOLF AND CUB films.

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on LONE WOLF AND CUB

  • Marlon James on LONE WOLF AND CUB

  • On Suio-ryu

    Shot in 2016 for the Criterion Collection, this new interview with Sensei Yoshimitsu Katsuse, fifteenth headmaster of the Suio-ryu martial arts system, documents and demonstrates the reality of samurai swordsmanship in contrast to its fictitious representation of the Lone Wolf and Cub film series.

  • Sword of the Samurai

    This silent 1939 documentary details the making of a traditional samurai sword.

  • Shogun Assassin

    Directed by Kenji Misumi and Robert Houston • 1980 • United States

    Made in 1980 for American and British markets, this film, comprising re-edited, English-dubbed material from the first two Lone Wolf and Cub films, became a cult sensation on its release.

  • SHOGUN ASSASSIN Trailer