After an artist is threatened by the yakuza into creating valuable but highly illegal pornography, the law aims to execute him. Zatoichi, having been honor bound to protect the man and his family, must now run against the law.
Cowritten by star Shintaro Katsu, this adventure pits Zatoichi against one of his most diabolical foes: a blind yakuza boss whose reign of terror and exploitation has made him nearly mythic... See full summary »
Ichi is staying at an inn when a woman dies. Her dying wish is that Ichi take her son to his father, an artist living in a nearby town. After arriving in the town, Ichi finds out that the father has been forced by a local boss to create illegal pornography to pay off his gambling debts. Ichi makes it his mission to save tha man and reunite the family, even though it brings him into conflict with a samurai he sort of befriended on his way to the town Written by
Scott Hamilton <stomptokyo.com>
I think all the early zatochi movies are brilliant And this one is Surly one of the best in the series As per normal great acting and a great story with very convincing acting all round The end fight is probably one of the most poinent of any fights and the choreography and lighting is just to die for ...
shintaro katsu for my money though is the best zatochi and one of the most engaging actors ever to play any roll especially considering the amount of time he spent on screen The TV series although not as great is worth delving in for as there are more than 100 episodes some great others not but all in all it still has the power to hook the viewer in
I would say if you new to this series this wouldn't be a bad place to start . But any of the 26 movies are worth seeing as is the brilliant 2003 film
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