When he is wrongly accused of treason and stripped of his position as the Shogun’s executioner, Itto Ogami (Tomisaburo Wakayama) becomes an itinerant sword for hire with his infant son Daigoro in tow. Pushing around a wooden cart equipped with an arsenal of hidden weapons, the iconic father-son duo embark on the revenge-driven road to Hell. Adapted from the mega popular manga series, the Lone Wolf and Cub films are Japanese genre filmmaking at its bloody best, each entry replete with bold visual style and brilliant action choreography. For this two-day marathon presentation, Japan Society screens recent restorations of all six original films in sequential order.
"The Lone Wolf and Cub series contains some of the best sword-slinging, Buddhist-sutra-spouting samurai fiction ever committed to celluloid, enriched with the beauty of Japan’s natural landscape and seasoned with the vulgarity of its pop entertainment."
— The Current
Tickets: $14/$11 seniors & students/$10 members
2-Film Pass: $2 off each ticket when you purchase tickets for two different series films in the same transaction!
All Access Pass: $36 for all six films!
Special Offer: Ticketholders are invited to participate in an onsite raffle for a chance to win manga prizes courtesy of Dark Horse Comics. Two winners will receive copies of the Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus Vol. 1, 2 & 3, and one winner will receive a copy of the newly published Lone Wolf and Cub Gallery Edition, which features illustrations reproduced at original size on heavy-stock art paper. Winners selected at random. Limit one raffle entry per customer. To order Dark Horse’s Lone Wolf and Cub titles visit DarkHorse.com.