Shintarô Katsu

Shintarô Katsu – Shin Zatôichi monogatari: Oreta tsue AKA Zatoichi in Desperation (1972)

Synopsis:
When the legendary blind swordsman attempts to make up for his role in the death of an elderly woman by rescuing her daughter from a life of prostitution, he soon finds himself beset by deadly foes on all sides in this entry in the long-running swordplay series directed by Zatoichi himself, Shintaro Katsu. Upon arriving in a small town in search of the old woman’s daughter, Nishikigi, Zatoichi discovers that the beautiful young woman is the most popular prostitute in the brothel. In a desperate bid to collect the money needed to steer the sinful Nishikigi from a life between the sheets, Zatoichi hustles a local Yakuza gang who don’t take kindly to his profitable ruse. Now facing the wrath of the local Yakuza boss, a deadly swordsman, and Nishikigi’s jealous lover, Zatoichi faces the fight of his life. Read More »