Lone Wolf and Cub - Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (Kozure Ôkami: Meifumadô) (Shogun Assassin 4: Five Fistfuls of Gold) (1973)





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Five swordsmen hire Ogami, each revealing a portion of his mission as they are defeated in this fifth entry in the Lone Wolf and Cub series. After defeating the swordsmen, Ogami discovers his mission is to save a clan's honor by killing its royal family. The senile lord of the clan has substituted his daughter (raised as a boy) to be the heir he never had. In addition to murdering the lord, his concubine, and the girl, Ogami must stop a document revealing the deception from reaching the hands of Lord Retsudo Yagyu. Daigoro is again separated from Ogami in a delicate sequence revealing much about the relationship between father and son, and finding young Daigoro learning to maintain honor in the face of injustice. After seeking out the lord and carrying out his mission in a final battle within the castle, father and son become closer than ever as they follow the road to their final battle. Graced with the finest photography of the series, along with excellent action set pieces, Baby Cart in the Land of Demons is noted as possibly the best (as well as the grimmest) of the series. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Critic Reviews for Lone Wolf and Cub - Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (Kozure Ôkami: Meifumadô) (Shogun Assassin 4: Five Fistfuls of Gold)

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August 12, 2005

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Full Review… | April 8, 2005

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April 8, 2005
Boxoffice Magazine

The penultimate installment of the LONE WOLF AND CUB series gets back to the basics ... Just plenty of mano a mano swordfighting.

Full Review… | March 18, 2003

Audience Reviews for Lone Wolf and Cub - Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (Kozure Ôkami: Meifumadô) (Shogun Assassin 4: Five Fistfuls of Gold)


Ogami now has to defeat 5 assassins. Each time he does, they reveal a little more about his true assignment. Neat, eh? My friend and I realized that these movies are really "good" ones, but they are some of the most enjoyable action films in existence. That, and I go bananas for anything samurai related :] Kenji Misumi came back to direct this 5th installment in the series, and it definitely feels like one of his. Maybe he should have just stayed put and been the director for #4, then 4 wouldn't have felt so weird!

Wes Martin
Wes Martin

[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/70/225170.jpg[/img] [font=Arial][size=3][color=#000000]In Ogami Itto wonderings of the earth he encounters a messenger who tests his sword. When Itto easily dispatches him, the messenger gives him 100 gold pieces, and tells him 1/5th of an assassination he is requested to make. The 100 gold pieces is 1/5th his asking price and he will have to encounter four more messengers to get the whole tale, and his whole pay. Once he hears the whole story Itto must dispatch a corrupt religious deity, and a ruler who has decided to place a female child on the thrown rather then the rightful son, who has been locked away.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Arial][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Arial][size=3][color=#000000]Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Land of Demons is surprisingly great. I do not say that because the series is not terrific, because it is. However, after the initial two in the collection, the series is less realistic, and a lot more unbelievable. This film in the series seems to get back to the roots of Ogami’s relationship with Daigoro. That is the true story of the films, and the reason the series is magnificent. [/color][/size][/font] [font=Arial][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [size=3][font=Arial][color=#000000]One of the highlights of the film for me was when the third messenger tells his story while burning alive. What a great special effects sequence. I believe this displayed how important it was to the clan that they get their story to Itto. I also enjoyed the sub story of the female pick pocket, and Daigoro holding his end of the promise through thick and thin while teaching the pick pocket a lesson. The masked clansman was also a nice touch; I enjoyed their presence in the film. [/color][/font][/size] [font=Arial][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [color=#000000][font=Arial][size=3]Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Land of Demons [/size][/font][font=Verdana]is a must have in your Samurai movie collection. Yes, I said Samurai movie collection, I believe there is a strong distinction between a martial arts movie and a Samurai movie, and I'll leave that argument for another day. This is very good, I would definitely recommend purchasing Shogun Assassin first, as well as the rest of the films in the series.[/font][/color] [font=Verdana][color=#000000] [/color][/font] [font=Verdana][color=#000000]Grade: A[/color][/font]

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

[center][b]Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in The Land of Demons[/b][/center] [center][img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/70/225170.jpg[/img][/center] [indent][left][b]Synopsis: [/b]The Lone Wolf and Cub series chronicles the adventures of disgraced Shogun assassin Ogami Itto and his infant son Daigoro, who sell their services to people in need while traveling the countryside in search of revenge against the hit squad who killed Itto's wife. In this fifth film of the series, Ogami duels five warriors who hold his assassin's fee as well as information he needs to hunt down his enemies.[/left] [left][b]Let's talk good: [/b]Easily the best one of the series. I can say that now, that I've viewed all 6. This film has the best storyline as well as fight scenes in the series. Action-packed, and it never drags on. Surprisingly enough, it keeps you guessing as to what will happen next. Which is something that we haven't really seen in the series yet so far.[/left] [center][img]http://www.impossiblefunky.com/images/archives/issue_10/lwc3.jpg[/img][/center] [/indent][center][b]10/10[/b][/center]

Dustin Goodwin
Dustin Goodwin

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