Saturday, February 20, 2010

Pic of the Day

Today, we have the original Japanese poster for Kozure Ôkami: Ko Wo Kashi Ude Kashi Tsukamatsuru, better known in the West as Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance, the first in a series of six films based on the groundbreaking manga by writer Kazuo Koike and artist Goseki Kojima. Directed by Kenji Misumi, starring Tomisaburo Wakayama as kaishakunin turned ronin Ogami Ittō and Akihiro Tomikawa as his infant son Daigoro, produced by Wakayama's brother Shintaro Katsu (of Zatoichi fame), and written by Koike and Kojima based on stories from the original manga, this film served as the genesis for one of the greatest Japanese film series of all time.

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