Lone Wolf and Cub double bill at the Chapeltown Picture House, 50 Red Bank, Manchester, England, M4 4HF. You can find out more about this venue here.
Based on the best-selling manga, the Lone Wolf and Cub series of films is one of the pinnacles of Japanese exploitation cinema.
The series tells the story of Itto Ogami: the shogun’s executioner, who is disgraced and forced to take to wandering the countryside as an assassin. Along with his infant son Daigoro, Itto helps those he encounters on his travels while seeking vengeance for his murdered wife.
Tickets are £10, available to purchase at www.cphmcr.com.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (CTBA)
(Kozure Ôkami: Ko wo kashi ude kashi tsukamatsuru)
Sun 18 Sep, 14:00
Dir Kenji Misumi/JP 1972/83 mins/Japanese wEng ST
Tomisaburô Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa, Fumio Watanabe
The inaugural film in the Lone Wolf and Cub series immediately thrust Itto Ogami into the ranks of the all-time great samurai movie icons. In this instalment, the Shadow Yagyu clan plots to solidify its power by taking Ogami’s coveted position of shogun’s executioner for its own. The legendary assassin escapes with his infant son, Daigoro, and swears vengeance.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (CTBA)
(Kozure Ôkami: Sanzu no kawa no ubaguruma)
Sun 18 Sep, 16:00
Dir Kenji Misumi/JP 1972/81 mins/Japanese wEng ST
Tomisaburô Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa, Kayo Matsuo
In the second instalment of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, the action and graphic violence are taken to delirious new heights as Itto Ogami and Daigoro continue their quest for vengeance through a hellish landscape of demons and damnation, pursued constantly by the Shadow Yagyu clan and the shogun’s spies.