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    Lone Wolf and Cub - The Criterion Collection

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    Based on the best-selling manga series, the six intensely kinetic Lone Wolf and Cub films elevated chanbara to bloody new heights. The shogun’s executioner, Itto Ogami (Tomisaburo Wakayama), takes to wandering the countryside as an assassin—along with his infant son Daigoro (Akihiro Tomikawa) and a seemingly infinitely weaponized perambulator—helping those he encounters while seeking vengeance for his murdered wife. Delivering stylish thrills and a body count that defies belief, Lone Wolf and Cub is beloved for its brilliantly choreographed action sequences as well as its tender depiction of the bonds between a parent and a child.

    Special Features:
    •New 2K digital restorations of all six films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays
    •High-definition presentation of Shogun Assassin, a 1980 English-dubbed reedit of the first two Lone Wolf and Cub films
    •New interview with Kazuo Koike, writer of the Lone Wolf and Cub manga series and screenwriter on five of the films
    •Lame d’un père, l’âme d’un sabre, a 2005 documentary about the making of the series
    •New interview in which Sensei Yoshimitsu Katsuse discusses and demonstrates the real Suio-ryu sword techniques that inspired the ones depicted in the manga and films
    •New interview with biographer Kazuma Nozawa about Kenji Misumi, director of four of the six films
    •Silent documentary from 1939 about the making of samurai swords, with an optional new ambient score by Ryan Francis
    •New English subtitle translations
    •PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay and film synopses by Japanese pop-culture writer Patrick Macias

    Video Tracks:
    Aspect ratio: 2.40:1 Colour

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono Japanese

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    Directed By:
    Buichi Saito
    Kenji Misumi
    Yoshiyuki Kuroda
    Robert Houston

    Written By:

    Tomisaburo Wakayama
    Akihiro Tomikawa

    Soundtrack By:
    Hideaki Sakurai
    Hiroshi Kamayatsu
    Kunihiko Murai

    Director of Photography:
    Kazuo Miyagawa
    Chishi Makiura
    Fujio Morita

    Toshio Taniguchi

    Hisaharu Matsubara
    Tomisaburo Wakayama
    Shintarô Katsu
    Masanori Sanada


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