Legends of Jidai-Geki: Lone Wolf and Cub

Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)
Directed by Kenji Misumi
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
Directed by Kenji Misumi
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
Directed by Kenji Misumi
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril (1972)
Directed by Buichi Saito
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973)
Directed by Kenji Misumi
Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell (1974)
Directed by Yoshiyuki Kuroda

Lone Wolf and Cub (TV series, 1973-1976)
Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura
Shogun Assassin (1980)
"Directed" by Robert Houston
Lone Wolf and Cub: Assassin on the Road to Hell (1989)
Directed by Tokuzo Tanaka

Lone Wolf and Cub originated as the 1970s Kozure Okami comics series written by Kazuo Koike and illustrated by Goseki Kojima. It was first adapted into film in a six-part series starring Tomisaburo Wakayama. Thanks to its stylized hyper-violence and a English-dubbed edited marketed as Shogun Assassin, the series has achieved cult status in the western world. Ironically, the Wakayama films have become a forgotten obsurity in Japan, where the TV series starring Kinnosuke Nakamura is regarded as the definitive adaptation.

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