Star Shintaro Katsu sits in the director's chair for this psychedelic and unremittingly bleak entry in the Zatoichi series, which is unlike any other in its grind-house grimness. A tale of innocence corrupted by sadistic, sleazy criminality, the film is propelled by Easy Rider-esque editing and a trippy seventies funk score by Kunihiko Murai. Written by
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Only film in the original series directed by Zatoichi himself, Shintaro Katsu. He would go on to direct one more in 1989. See more
Follows The Tale of Zatoichi