THE ADVENTURES OF A BLIND MAN (adventures of zatoichi; zatoichi sekisho yaburi) (1964 JAPAN) D: KIMIYOSHI YASUDA W: SHOZABURO ASAI
This particular entry in the Zatoichi series starring Shintaro Katsu as the wandering blind masseur and master swordsman is a good example of how the expertly crafted series didn`t just dish out the same old story without writing in richly textured sub-plots that motivate Zatoichi despite all his hardship. This series really should be far more well known in mainstream classic cinema circles. With Mikijiro Hira, Akitake Kono, Nakajiro Tomita and Kichijiro Ueda. THE BLIND SWORDSMAN`S REVENGE followed.

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