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[after trapping Yakuza Boss Yasugoro into a corner]
They say when you stutter like that, you're ready to be killed.
What's the matter? Aren't you going to draw?
[Turns to Boss Yasugoro's men as Yasugoro stutters in fear]
Your boss is trapped in a corner, and none of you have the guts to save him. Yasugoro, you sure know how to pick'em, don't you?
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As the other commenter's have said it is mostly more of the same. Also, I have to agree that the plot is a less involved than in other Zatoichis, although I don't think any of this films are very complex, so if you enjoyed the others you will probably enjoy this one. There were two things that stood out to differentiate this from earlier Zatoichis though. First, it had a few goofy/slap stick type moments, which I don't remember being very common in earlier ones. Second, when Zatoichi got angry he seemed evil and creepy. Usually he gives more of the impression that he is defending himself, but this time he was out for blood. Not the best but entertaining.
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