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Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell (1974)

Kozure Ôkami: Jigoku e ikuzo! Daigorô (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 24 April 1974 (Japan)
In the sixth and final film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, the final conflict between Ogami Itto and the Yagyu clan is carried out.

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Yoshiyuki Kuroda

Writers:

Kazuo Koike (comic), Goseki Kojima (comic) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomisaburô Wakayama ... Ogami Itto
Akihiro Tomikawa ... Ogami Daigoro
Junko Hitomi Junko Hitomi ... Yagyu Kaori
Gorô Mutsumi Gorô Mutsumi ... Iwane Ozunu
Daigo Kusano Daigo Kusano ... Mudo, ghost warrior
Jirô Miyaguchi Jirô Miyaguchi ... Muga
Renji Ishibashi ... Mumon
Teruo Ishiyama Teruo Ishiyama ... Shogun (as Ritsu Ishiyama)
Chie Kobayashi Chie Kobayashi ... Azusa
Gakuya Morita Gakuya Morita ... Imanishi Uneme
Kyôichi Satô Kyôichi Satô ... Kiyota Ryunosuke
Kôji Fujiyama Kôji Fujiyama ... Tomita Tatewaki
Yoshiro Takee Yoshiro Takee ... Horie Taroemon
Ryô Nishida Ryô Nishida ... Okada Gonoshin
Tsutomu Harada Tsutomu Harada ... Hatanaka Tamon (as Riki Harada)
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Storyline

The final film, and the final confrontation between Ogami and Retsudo. With most of his family already dead at Ogami's hands, Retsudo launches one last plot to destroy him, and when that fails, unleashes the fury of every remaining member of the Yagyu Clan. Written by barabbas <barabbas@dsp.net>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 April 1974 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Shogun Assassin 5: Cold Road to Hell See more »

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Production Co:

Katsu Production See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It was so cold on the day that the opening sequence with Ogami Itto and Daigoro walking across a desolate wintry landscape that child actor Akihiro Tomikawa started crying and refused to do the scene. The situation was rectified by substituting a dummy for Tomikawa as Daigoro in the long shots. See more »

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The weather conditions change between shots in the last scene, the snowfield battle. Generally the sky is overcast with mist. In some shots, blue sky can be seen and sunlight creates shadows on the snow. See more »

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Follows Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril (1972) See more »

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The end of quite possibly, the best samurai saga ever.
19 December 2002 | by crossworlds@hotmail.comSee all my reviews

The Lone Wolf and Cub or "Babycart" series of movies are a joy to watch. There's never a dull moment during Ogami and Diagoro's travels across the land they call "hell".

White Heaven in Hell is the last installment to a great series. Ogami must face what's left of the Yagyu Clan including Lord Retsudo. Ogami must kill them all to avenge Azami's (Ogami's wife) death.

This movie displays some great choreography (as always) Tomisaburo Wakayama is that good with the sword I sometimes tend to believe the guy is a real "masterless samurai". Although some of the fight scenes are a little confusing (the fight with the girl and the throwing daggers) on a whole this movie displays jaw-dropping sword fights...including an amusing final showdown battle in the snow.

And as usual, the movie displays some weird techniques of eradicating others...including daggers through the head, and even a rocket launcher! This may sound weird, but that's Babycart for you. But it works...in a weird kind of way,

In my opinion, Tomisaburo Wakayama is certainly up there with the likes of Toshiro Mifune...if better.

The end of what's possibly the best samurai saga ever.

8/10


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