Paul Pope Covered Lone Wolf And Cub Criterion Blu-Ray Box Set Wandering To The UK

You might possibly remember when Erik told you about the Lone Wolf and Cub live action film being put in to production last year. Well, this could be a ramping up for that. The Criterion Collection have produced 2K restorations of the original 6 live action films to be released on March 27th 2017 in the UK (amazon link), which seem to have been previously released in the states.

Here's Paul Pope's art for the box set:

Lone Wolf and Cub Box Art 2

The films, based on (writer) Kazuo Koike and (artist) Goseki Kojima's manga of the same name about Ogami Ittō and son as an assassin rōnin team, known "Demons," then becoming known as "Lone Wolf & Cub" during their wanderings.

The bumf from Criterion said:

The Cult Classic, Six-Film Series Based on the Internationally Best-Selling Japanese Manga Comics. Includes: Sword Of Vengeance, Baby Cart At The River STYX, Baby Cart To Hades, Baby Cart In Peril, Baby Cart In The Land Of Demons, White Heaven In Hell. Based on the best-selling manga series, the six intensely kinetic Lone Wolf and Cub films elevated chanbara to bloody, new heights. The shogun's executioner, Itto Ogami (Tomisaburo Wakayama), takes to wandering the countryside as an assassin-along with his infant son Daigoro (Akihiro Tomikawa) and an infinitely weaponised perambulator-helping those he encounters while seeking vengeance for his murdered wife. Delivering stylish thrills and a body count that defies belief, Lone Wolf and Cub is beloved for its brilliantly choreographed and unbelievably violent action sequences as well as for its tender depiction of the bonds between parent and child.

There's a trailer on the aforementioned Criterion site, which I'll try to get here as and when possible.

 

via UK Anime Network

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