Ep. 111 Lone Wolf & Cub- Sword of Vengeance (Feat. Marc Walkow)

Feeling that itch for more in the vein of Star Wars: The Mandalorian?

Look no further and allow us to present: Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance. A Japanese film from 1972 that kicked off a six movie franchise, and was the first screen adaptation of the Lone Wolf and Cub manga by writer Kazuo Koike and artist Goseki Kojima.

Matt and Trevor watched Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance as a way to kick off our discussion about the grander Lone Wolf and Cub phenomenon. Joining them in the Nighthawks conceptual diner is the guys’ favorite Asian cinema guru.

Marc Walkow has worn many hats in his life including festival programmer, film distributor, defacto translator, producer, and lawyer. During his time working professionally in film, Marc produced some of the special feature content for the Criterion Collection’s Lone Wolf and Cub boxed set.

Marc gives Nighthawks listeners the inside scoop on the Lone Wolf and Cub series, the grander cultural touchstone that is the Kazuo Koike manga, director Kenji Misumi, producer ShintarĂ´ Katsu, and actor Tomisaburo Wakayama.

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