Lone Wolf And Cub 2: Baby Cart At The River Styx (Japan 1972)

Rating: ****
Cast: Tomisaburo Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa

The bloodletting continues as Ogami Itto takes on another assignment from a dye producing clan threatened by political pressure from the Shogunate. He faces off with a band of female ninja and three powerful brothers looking a lot like the three storms from "Big Trouble In Little China" (1986). Not as over-the-top bloody as the first one, but still pretty outrageous. And the adorable Daigoro gets in on more of the action this time as he helps out his dad wherever he can. He's absolutely wonderful!