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Lone Wolf and Cub (Criterion Collection)
Blu-ray 
List Price: $99.95
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Boxed Set, Special Edition, Restored, Widescreen
List Price: $99.95
Price: $82.96
You Save: $16.99 (17%)

CRITERION COLLECTION: LONE WOLF & CUB BLU-RAY

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.

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
  • Trailers
  • New English subtitle translations

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay and film synopses by Japanese pop-culture writer Patrick Macias

Title: Lone Wolf and Cub (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Action-Martial Arts, Foreign-Japanese
Starring: Tomisaburo Wakayama
Director: Kenji Misumi
Studio: Criterion
Attributes: Special Edition, Restored, Widescreen, Subtitled
Release Date: 11/8/2016
Product Type: Blu-ray
Rated: NR
UPC: 715515188517
Item #: 1742652X

Street Date: 11/8/2016
Run Time: 506 minutes

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