Kenji Misumi's LONE WOLF AND CUB: SWORD OF VENGEANCE & REVENGE OF THE NINJA
Kenji Misumi's LONE WOLF AND CUB: SWORD OF VENGEANCE (NR, 1972, 83 min)
The inagural 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. Delivering stylish thrills and a body count that defies belief, Lone Wolf and Cub is beloved for its brilliantly choreographed and unbelievably violent action sequences as well as for its tender depiction of the bonds between parent and child.
In Japanese w/Eng. subtitles
REVENGE OF THE NINJA (R, 1983, 90 min)
Martial arts legend Sho Kusugi delivers a heart-pounding display of strength, speed and lethal Ninja know-how in this action-packed thriller that takes us back to the good old days of the Kung Fu Extravaganza. When a band of Ninja assassins slaughters the family of Cho Osaki (Kosugi), he flees to America in the hope of building a new life. A former Ninja himself, Osaki tries to escape his deadly past but soon discovers he has become the pawn of a ruthless drug trafficker---an American Ninja intent on killing anyone who crosses his path...including Osaki!
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