Lone Wolf and Cub is not only one of the greatest manga ever made, it may be one of the finest pieces of fiction ever written, period. When it was adapted in 1972, violence and gore were becoming standard in martial arts films, and this one runs red with plenty of blood. Starring the imposing Tomisaburo Wakayama as a chubbier Ogami Itto than the comic version, there are enough swords and sex in this to make it basically a masterpiece.