Zatôichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast draw and breathtaking precision. While wandering, Zatôichi discovers a remote mountain village at the mercy of Ginzo, a ruthless gang-leader. Ginzo disposes of anyone who gets in his way, especially after hiring the mighty samurai ronin, Hattori, as a bodyguard. After a raucous night of gambling in town, Zatôichi encounters a pair of geishas–as dangerous as they are beautiful–who’ve come to avenge their parents’ murder. As the paths of these and other colorful characters intertwine, Ginzo’s henchmen are soon after Zatôichi. With his legendary cane sword at his side, the stage is set for a riveting showdown.
The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.
Blind Zatoichi makes his living by gambling and giving massages. But behind his humble facade, Zatoichi is a master swordsman, gifted with lightning-fast draw and strokes of breathtaking precision. Zatoichi wanders into a town run by sinister gangs and a powerful samurai. He’s destined for violent showdowns when he stumbles on two beautiful geishas avenging their parents’ murder… Duels, wit and a touch of zen! Cult anti-hero Zatoichi is back in a sword-fighting adventure written, directed and starring Takeshi Kitano. Written by [email protected]
|Tagline:||His sword made him a hero… his courage made him a legend.|
|Cast:||Akira Emoto, Daigorō Tachibana, Gadarukanaru Taka, Ittoku Kishibe, Michiyo Ohkusu, Saburo Ishikura, Tadanobu Asano, Takeshi Kitano, Yui Natsukawa, Yûko Daike|