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LONE WOLF AND CUB DOUBLE BILL: Sword of Vengeance (1972) - 'Samurai Sundays' in partnership with LEAFF

Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)

Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)

Sunday 17th November, Deptford Cinema

Doors open @ 1.00pm, Film starts @ 1.30pm

For those who want to enjoy both films in the Lone Wolf double bill, we are offering a discounted DOUBLE BILL TICKET for a limited time only:

Single film tickets: £6.00 Full / £4.50 concessions

Double bill tickets: £10.00 Full / £7.50 concessions

director: Kenji Misumi

starring: Tomisaburo Wakayama

year: 1972

country: Japan

run-time: 85 mins

rating: 18


PART ONE of our Special Double Bill!

Don’t miss out on our special DOUBLE BILL discounted tickets, available for a limited time only!

A favourite of Quentin Tarantino (a spliced version of the first two instalments later produced for the American market called Shogun Assassin is the film that The Bride and her daughter watch as a bedtime story in Kill Bill: Vol. 2), Lone Wolf and Cub is a six-part series based on the iconic manga of the same name.

This first in the series, Sword of Vengeance, acts as origin story. After being framed for treason Ogami Itto, a now exiled former executioner for the Shogun, flees the capital and becomes a wandering assassin for hire. But the expert swordsman does not travel alone, he is accompanied by his infant son in a hand-cart laden with hidden weaponry.

When the Lone Wolf and Cub enter a remote spa town, they soon discover it has fallen under the control of a gang of bandits and are subsequently taken captive. The series’ roots in manga is clear to see as blades clash, blood sprays, and limbs fly in a frenzy of exaggerated yet exhilarating comic-book violence.


The ‘Samurai Sundays’ season has been programmed by Peter Blunden, and is kindly supported by the London East Asia Film Festival.

Check out the full ‘Samurai Sundays’ lineup here