• 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.

  • Lone Wolf and Cub: 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...

  • Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice

    Directed by Kenji Misumi • 1972 • Japan

    Hanzo 'The Razor' Itami (Shintaro Katsu), incorruptible protector of the common man, must track down an infamous killer who has escaped from prison.

  • Shogun Assassin

    1 video

    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.

  • Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice

    1 video

    Directed by Kenji Misumi • 1972 • Japan

    Hanzo 'The Razor' Itami (Shintaro Katsu), incorruptible protector of the common man, must track down an infamous killer who has escaped from prison.

  • Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival

    ZATOICHI #21
    Directed by Kenji Misumi • 1970 • Japan

    Cowritten by star Shintaro Katsu, this adventure pits Zatoichi against one of his most diabolical foes: a blind yakuza boss whose reign of terror and exploitation has made him nearly mythic. Guest starring the legendary Tatsuya Nakadai as a ro...

  • Samaritan Zatoichi

    ZATOICHI #19
    Directed by Kenji Misumi • 1968 • Japan

    Hired by a yakuza boss to eliminate an accused debtor, Zatoichi fulfills his task, only to witness the victim’s sister paying the owed amount minutes later. When the crime lord tries to possess the woman along with the cash, the blind swordsma...

  • Zatoichi Challenged

    ZATOICHI #17
    Directed by Kenji Misumi • 1967 • Japan

    A dying woman begs Zatoichi to reunite her son with the father he has never met, but when the blind masseur searches for the man, he discovers that he has been forced by a local yakuza boss to pay off his gambling debts in an unusual way: by p...

  • Zatoichi and the Chess Expert

    ZATOICHI #12
    Directed by Kenji Misumi • 1965 • Japan

    Kenji Misumi, who directed the first installment of the ZATOICHI series, returns with this tale in which the blind swordsman once again finds himself the protector of a child: a little girl pursued by both devious family members and bloodthirs...

  • Fight, Zatoichi, Fight

    ZATOICHI #8
    Directed by Kenji Misumi • 1964 • Japan

    While on the road, Zatoichi befriends a young mother right before she is savagely murdered. Promising her that he will hand over her baby to its father, the blind masseur embarks on an adventure both sentimental and beset by perilous action. Th...

  • The Tale of Zatoichi

    ZATOICHI #1
    Directed by Kenji Misumi • 1962 • Japan

    The epic saga of Zatoichi begins. As tensions mount between rival yakuza clans, one boss hires a formidable but ailing ronin as his clan’s muscle, while the other employs a humble, moral blind masseur named Ichi. With its lightning-fast swordpl...

  • Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival

    1 video

    ZATOICHI #21
    Directed by Kenji Misumi • 1970 • Japan

    Cowritten by star Shintaro Katsu, this adventure pits Zatoichi against one of his most diabolical foes: a blind yakuza boss whose reign of terror and exploitation has made him nearly mythic. Guest starring the legendary Tatsuya Nakadai as a ro...

  • Samaritan Zatoichi

    1 video

    ZATOICHI #19
    Directed by Kenji Misumi • 1968 • Japan

    Hired by a yakuza boss to eliminate an accused debtor, Zatoichi fulfills his task, only to witness the victim’s sister paying the owed amount minutes later. When the crime lord tries to possess the woman along with the cash, the blind swordsma...

  • Zatoichi Challenged

    1 video

    ZATOICHI #17
    Directed by Kenji Misumi • 1967 • Japan

    A dying woman begs Zatoichi to reunite her son with the father he has never met, but when the blind masseur searches for the man, he discovers that he has been forced by a local yakuza boss to pay off his gambling debts in an unusual way: by p...

  • Zatoichi and the Chess Expert

    1 video

    ZATOICHI #12
    Directed by Kenji Misumi • 1965 • Japan

    Kenji Misumi, who directed the first installment of the ZATOICHI series, returns with this tale in which the blind swordsman once again finds himself the protector of a child: a little girl pursued by both devious family members and bloodthirs...

  • Fight, Zatoichi, Fight

    1 video

    ZATOICHI #8
    Directed by Kenji Misumi • 1964 • Japan

    While on the road, Zatoichi befriends a young mother right before she is savagely murdered. Promising her that he will hand over her baby to its father, the blind masseur embarks on an adventure both sentimental and beset by perilous action. Th...

  • The Tale of Zatoichi

    1 video

    ZATOICHI #1
    Directed by Kenji Misumi • 1962 • Japan

    The epic saga of Zatoichi begins. As tensions mount between rival yakuza clans, one boss hires a formidable but ailing ronin as his clan’s muscle, while the other employs a humble, moral blind masseur named Ichi. With its lightning-fast swordpl...

  • 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.

  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons
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    Lone Wolf and Cub - Lone Wo...

    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons

    Lone Wolf and Cub - Lone Wolf and Cub

    Lone Wolf and Cub #5
    Directed by Kenji Misumi • 1973 • Japan

    Balancing physical action with Buddhist musings on life and death, the most spiritual of the LONE WOLF AND CUB films finds Ogami's combat skills put to the test by five different warrior-messengers.

  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades
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    Lone Wolf and Cub - Lone Wo...

    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades

    Lone Wolf and Cub - Lone Wolf and Cub

    Lone Wolf and Cub #3
    Directed by Kenji Misumi • 1972 • Japan

    Unfolding in an idyllic countryside that contrasts sharply with the violence that occurs within it, the third LONE WOLF AND CUB film follows Itto Ogami and Daigoro as they continue their journey and stumble upon a crime scene involving...