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Sword of Vengeance

Sword of Vengeance

Kenji Misumi ,

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Runtime:

84

Aspect Ratio:

2.35:1

Colour:

Colour

Certificate:

18

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English (optional)

Genre:

World Cinema

Top-ranking samurai Itto Ogami holds the coveted position of executioner for the shogun. He falls victim to the schemes of the rival Yagyu clan, who kill his wife and try to force Ogami to commit harakiri. Ogami sees through the plot and escapes with his infant son Daigoro. He swears vengeance on the Yagyu clan and its leader, the silver-maned mastermind Retsudo.

Leading the life of a wandering assassin, pushing Daigoro around feudal Japan in a wooden cart armed with a hidden arsenal, Ogami carefully plans his revenge. But the Yagyu and their many allies are always on his trail. 

Sword of Vengeance is the first episode in the riveting, bloody and ultra-stylish Lone Wolf and Cub series, based on the perennially popular comics by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima. 

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The Complete Lone Wolf & Cub

  • Liner notes by Japanese film scholar Tom Mes
  • Original Theatrical Trailer