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Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964)
"Zatôichi kesshô-tabi" (original title)

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When Zatoichi witnesses the murder of a young mother he promises to deliver the baby to the father. Along the way he gains the help of a reluctant criminal.

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Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman returning home with her baby. When gangsters mistake her for Zatoichi and kill her, Zatoichi determines to escort the baby to its father. He gains the reluctant help of a young pick pocket and together they travel to find the baby's father. But they do not reckon on the father's reaction to their arrival, nor on their own growing feelings for the child. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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17 October 1964 (Japan)  »

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Blind Swordsman: Fight, Zatoichi, Fight  »

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More like "Zatoichi's Son", not much fighting
1 August 2014 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I don't get why half of the reviews here say that this is their favorite Zatoichi film, one even goes as far as to say it's Shintaro Katsu's best film. Sure, his acting is very good here also, like earlier in the series as well, but other than that this feels like a filler episode in the series. It's mostly focusing on antics between Zatoichi and the baby and showing how good of a father figure he is, but there's not much anything else going on and it gets boring really quick.

This time the villains are just regular nameless bounty hunters, with no back story or other motivation, they are very uninteresting and there isn't much fighting at all despite the name of the film. The fight scene in the end where they use torches against Zatoichi is the highlight, but it doesn't make up for most of the films uninteresting drama, even if it overall slightly deepens the character of Zatoichi.


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