Kenji Misumi

Fight, Zatoichi, Fight

Fight, Zatoichi, Fight

While on the road, Zatoichi befriends a young mother right before she is savagely murdered. Promising her that he will hand over her baby to its father, the blind masseur embarks on an adventure both sentimental and beset by perilous action. This eighth Zatoichi feature is an excellent showcase for star Shintaro Katsu, who evinces an extraordinary physical and emotional range as the blind swordsman, here father, mother, husband, and reluctant killer all at once.

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Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman

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9 Discs

$159.96

Fight, Zatoichi, Fight
Cast
Shintaro Katsu
Zatoichi
Nobuo Kaneko
Boss Unosuke
Gen Kimura
Hyaku
Shosaku Sugiyama
Hangoro
Ikuko Mori
Babysitting prostitute
Hizuro Takachiho
Ko
Credits
Director
Kenji Misumi
Produced by
Tomio Takamori
Produced by
Sadao Zaizen
Original story by
Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay
Seiji Hoshikawa
Screenplay
Tetsuro Yoshida
Screenplay
Masaatsu Matusmura
Cinematography
Chikashi Makiura
Edited by
Kanji Suganuma
Original music
Akira Ifukube
Art director
Akira Naito

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