Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- The New York Ripper 1982

- Beloved Beast 2019

- The Mummy Rebirth 2019

- Fried Barry 2017

- I am the White Tiger 2018

- Exorcism of the Dead 2017

- Method of Murder 2017

- Blind 2019

- Italian Turtles 2019

- The Killing Death 2008

- Dolls 2019

- Double Face 1969

- Terror in the Skies 2019

- Hexing 2017

- Five Minute Rush 2017

- Daisy Derkins vs. the Bloodthirsty Beast of Barren Pines 2019

- Kiss Kiss 2019

- The Chair to Everywhere 2019

- The Surreal Project 2019

- The Affliction Table 2018

- Hallowed Ground 2019

- The Big Clock 1948

- Trash Arts Killers: Volume Two 2019

- Rondo 2018

- Being Without 2018

- Shed 2019

- Clinton Road 2019

- Khrustalyov, My Car! 1998

- A Record of Sweet Murder 2014

- Firstborn 2017

- Das Wundern des jungen Ulysses 2019

- The Incessant Fear of Rape 2018

- The Dragon Unleashed 2018

- Yakuza Law 1969

- Murder Made Easy 2019

- Chasing Shadows 2018

- Jumper 2019

- Bunkheads 2018

- Chase 2019

- Emily's Hands 2018

- Raiders of the Hidden Donald Trump Fetish Doll 2018

- The Grand Duel 1972

- Silencio 2018

- Room for Rent 2019

- Extra Innings 2018

- Keoma 1976

- Blood & Oil 2019

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Kozure Okami: Sanzo no Kawa no Ubaguruma

Baby Cart at the River Styx
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx / Sword of Vengeance 2

Japan 1972
produced by
Shintaro Katsu, Hisaharu Matsubara for Katsu Productions, Toho
directed by Kenji Misumi
starring Tomisaburo Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa, Kayo Matsuo, Izumi Ayukawa, Akiji Kobayashi, Minoru Ohki, Shin Kishida, Shogen Nitta, Kanji Ehata, Katsuhei Matsumoto, Maki Mitsuhara, Ima Masaki, Reiko Kasahara, Yuriko Nishima, Yukari Wakayama, Takuya Kitano
based on the manga by Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima, music by Hideaki Sakurai

Lone Wolf and Cub/Baby Cart-series

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan


Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




Still both on the run from the Yagyu-assassins & on a quest for vengeance on the Yagyu clan (why ? See Sword of Vengeance), Itto Ookami (Tomisaburo Wakayama) is on the way to Akashi with his small son Daigoro (Akihiro Tomikawa). There he has been hired by the Awa-textile dyers (which was back then big business) to kill a spy for  who is supposed to deliver the secret of the Awa-indigo to the shogunate, & is guarded by the 3 Hidari brothers (Akiji Kobayashi, Minoru Ohki, Shin Kishida), extremely fierce fighters.

But on the road to Akashi he is already expected by Ozunu (Izumi Ayukawa) & his assassins as well as the Akashi Yagyu clanswomen led by Sayaka (Kayo Matsuo), of course, despite most of the assassins are valiant fighters, Ookami has little problems slaughtering them, until only Sayaka, Ozunu & 3 of Ozunu's men are left alive. So Ozunu decides the only way to get Ookami is through Daigoro ... & since Ookami was wopunded during his fight for life, kidnapping Daigoro is not too difficult a task.

But when Ozunu has Daigoro hanging over a deep well & tries to force Ookami to give himself up, he is in for an unpleasant surprise ... Ookami calims to not care about his son, almost persuades them to drop him, then though slaughters Ozunu & his men in record time & can catch the rope his son is hanging on before Daigoro's body hits the ground. Sayaka, the last of the gang left alive, looks on in disbelief but allows Ookami to save his son, as she did feel uneasy from the start to get to the man through his child ...

Later, Ookami & son board the ship to Akashi, the very same ship the Hidari brothers & Sayaka are on. But the Awa-clan seems to have hired a few additional assassins who set the ship on fire to get rid of the Hidaris, so soon everyone involved has to take an involuntary bath in the cold water in order to save him-/herself from being burnt alive ... & after that little bath, Ookami actually saves Sayaka from freezing to death ...

The desert: The Hidaris, accompanied by a small batallion of soldiers, accompany the shogun's spy to Edo, when Ookami stops them & has little troubles in killing them, cutting them up, dismembering the Hidaris, ony one of the soldiers who still dares to fight him, & of course the spy ...

Ookami's journey goes on, as he pushes Daigoro's cart through the country, but when Sayaka tries to join him, out of gratitude, he pulls his sword, making it quite clear that he needs no company of a Yagyu-woman ...


Graphic depiction does not necessarily make a movie any better (more often than not quite the contrary is the case), but this one, for some reason, is immensely enjoyable because of its many scenes of over-the-top, comic-book-style scenes of dismemberment & mutilation, which are in many instances so out-of-this-world they cannot be taken wholly seriously but rather as a form of twisted performing arts (best example when the Yagyu-clanswomen take apart - literally apart - one of Ozunu's men, just for demonstration purposes).

A considerable pace & straight-forward storytelling also help make this film the best of the Lone Wolf and Cub-series.


review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Baby Cart at the River Styx
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find Baby Cart at the River Styx here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Baby Cart at the River Styx at

Thanks for watching !!!



Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner


Out now from




On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD