THE BLIND SWORDSMAN`S FIRE FESTIVAL (zatoichi at the fire festival; zatoichi goes to the fire festival; zatoichi abare himatsuri) (1970 JAPAN) D: KENJI MISUMI W/P: SHINTARO KATSU W: TAKAYUKI YAMADA
Katsu himself wrote a tight, action-orientated script for this exciting entry that culminates in a perilous ring of fire trap set for the blind masseur by enemies led by Ko Nishimura (he co-starred with Katsu in the outrageous HANZO THE RAZOR series). With Tatsuya Nakadai, Masyuki Mori, Peter, Reiko Ohara, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Kunie Tanaka, Osami Nabe ZATOICHI MEETS THE ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN followed.

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