Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons
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I won't bother going into the plot. It doesn't matter much. Suffice to say, Ogami has been given another contract, and he must kill a great many people along the way in order to make his final hit. (as usual) All of the LW&C movies had westerny feel to them, but this one is totally a Leone film set in feudal Japan. The cinematography in the series has always been good, but 'Babycart in the Land of Demons' easily tops any of the other entries. They make full use of the widescreen format, almost never shooting anything in a perfunctory fashion, with lots of beautiful long shots, varied angles and unusual framing. This makes the whole film have a sort of poetic grandiosity which I really like. The natural scenery isn't quite as striking as in some of the other films, but it's still quite nice, and the extra effort that was put into filming it more than makes up for this slight shortcoming. The earlier portion of the film contains a great many one-on-one duels, further enhancing the Leone-esque feel, and they are all quite nicely done, if brief. (as you'd expect) The fight choreography is more consitently excellent than in most of the other films, though it isn't quite as action oriented as some of the other entries. This isn't to say it has the very best action scenes, but they are all good.Read more ›
These 5 gave up their lives for their Clan which is in peril because the Lord of the Clan favors his concubine and is passing off her DAUGHTER as his son. A major no-no. Especially since he HAS a living son. This information has been written down and given by the Lord to a trusted holy man, the Abbott Jikei, who turns out to be a spy in cahoots with the Yagyu Clan, Ogami's sworn enemies.
So Ogami sets out to restore order to the Clan by: killing the Abbott & stealing the document (nice bit that!), and later killing half the clan to get to the Lord and doing him, his concubine and the child. Of course, Ogami manages all this with his trademark ferocity & remorseless implacability. Our filmakers do not neglect the arterial blood sprays and lopped extremities here and there, and other traits of swordfighting messiness we've come to expect.
There is a sidestory about a pickpocket "Quick Change Oyoo" that serves no purpose other than to have Ogami's little son, Daigoro, take a flogging with the same stoicism of his old man.
Anyway, plenty of stylish photography, lots of spurting blood, and an authentic look as to period detail, and a grim look at the rigorous code of conduct in that period. The Liner Notes and Subtitles help a lot. Man, these people believed in their Clans!
As expected, the action is awesome. Ogami kills people in new ways. It's just such a great movie.
Like the other Animego Lone Wolf and Cub movies, the picture is beautiful, sound is good, and the subtitles are some of the best you will find. And the liner notes give important information and are fun to read.
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This is one of the original earlier martial arts films of the modern era when before Nixon going to the PRC the orient was still a mystery and not a air flight awayPublished 26 days ago by Andrew Stergiou
It did that's a great movie I probably buy them all. Thx JosePublished 2 months ago by jose gonzalez lopez
the child actor who plays the CUB is my character in these series..Published 5 months ago by Kenneth I. Watanabe
You cant go wrong with LWC... As far as the product goes it showed up quickly and good condition. Read the graphic novelPublished on January 2, 2014 by oxygenelmo
I'm an old school kung fu movie buff and I've wanted this series for years. Ogami Itto and his son are awsome, you will not be disapointed with these movies. No way, no how!!!!!Published on April 17, 2010 by K. Royals
No where to find or rent this tape so I bought this tapes for its worthwhile coz i'm studying swordsmanship right now. but of course so differ from at home watching them duel. Read morePublished on November 1, 2003 by Gelbert Coloma
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