The Yagyu clan has murdered Ogami Itto's wife, and had him stripped of his position of Official Shogunate Second. Now, Ogami Itto and his son, Daigoro, wander the countryside as hired assassins known as The Lone Wolf and Cub.
What motivates Ogami Itto? It's the desire for revenge upon the Yagyu. Knowing this, Retsudo, evil mastermind of the Shadow-Yagyu, gives a special branch of the clan, the female Akashi-Yagyu Ninja, the assignment of killing Ogami.
Meanwhile, Ogami is hired by the Awa clan to protect the valuable secret of producing the purple dye Awa-Indigo by killing a defector who plans to sell the secret to the Shogunate.
To protect the defector as he travels to Edo, the Shogunate has dispatched three fearsome warriors known as "The Gods of Death." But the true God of Death is Ogami Itto!
Color, stereo, English subtitles, 81 minutes, 1972, letterboxed, (not rated but contains nudity and violence).


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