Animeigo has announced that the classic “Baby Cart” films, which helped shape 1980’s Shogun Assassin, will be available unedited, uncut, and remastered on HD from new prints, in its original Japanese language with English subtitles. Expect the set to go on sale this Fall.
Included in the set will be 1972’s Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance, 1972’s Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx, 1972’s Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades, 1972’s Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril, 1973’s Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons and 1974’s Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell.
The first three films were directed by Kenji Misumi (The Last Samurai). The next three films were directed by Buichi Saito (The Bloody Priest), Kenji Misumi and Yoshiyuki Kuroda (The Invisible Swordsman), respectively. All films star Tomisaburo Wakayama (Ridley Scott’s Black Rain) and Akihiro Tomikawa.