DVD Title
Baby Cart at the River Styx
International Title
DVD Length
Original Length
80 Minutes
80 Minutes
Company
Year of Manufacture
Unit World Movie Inc.
2000
Language
Subtitles
Japanese
English
Region
Aspect Ratio
0
2.35:1
Color
Sound
Color
Monaural
Extras
- Menus (English)
-
Chapters (5)
Captures
Comments

Honestly, my first reaction to this DVD was that someone actually set out to make a DVD on par with the horrendous Alpha Video release of Godzilla vs. Megalon, but missed their mark and wound up with something slightly better, which in this case is still saying nothing good about this release. Unit World Movie Inc is at it again with their second region free DVD for the Lone Wolf and Cub series. It's painfully obvious that very little work actually went into this disc. The best example of this actually occurs before the movie even starts, as the main menu is a freeze frame from the Sword of Vengeance DVD main menu. However, to add insult to injury, the main menu is "changed" so that the Sword of Vengeance title is blacked out, but it's still very obvious that it's there.

Video:
The video quality suffers the same fate as the previous disc: the brightness is turned so far down that its impossible to tell what's happening in night scenes, artifacting is horrible (and is much more obvious as more of this movie takes place in the day) as the film appears grainy and the subtitles (which aren't removable) are blury along with the picture. The composition here is turned way down, making the colors in the film look far from vibrant; furthermore, scratches are numerous during many scenes in the film.

Audio:
There is, however, one aspect of this disc that places it above its predecessor, the audio here is noticeably better as it doesn't pop at all. There is still a small distortion when the audio reaches a certain level, but this rarely happens through the course of the film.

Extras:
This disc, like most legal region 0 DVDs, has no extras to speak of. Although, it should be mentioned that the scenes in the scene selection are devoid of titles and there are only five of them this time around.

Overview:
Bottom line, this DVD really should never have been made, and at any price it isn't worth a purchase. Stick to the far superior Region 1 DVD.

-Anthony Romero