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Mekurano Oichi monogatari: Makkana nagaradori (1969)

A young blind girl is abandoned by her mother. When her guardian is killed, she learns to wield a sword from a traveling "Ronin". She travels to seek her mother and her revenge.

Director:

Sadatsugu Matsuda (as Teiji Matsuda)

Writers:

Ikuro Suzuki, Teruo Tanaka (characters)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yôko Matsuyama Yôko Matsuyama ... Oichi
Chizuko Arai Chizuko Arai ... Omon
Jun Tatara Jun Tatara ... Nihei
Shin'ichi Yanagisawa Shin'ichi Yanagisawa
Akitake Kôno Akitake Kôno ... Yasuke
Misako Tominaga Misako Tominaga
Bin Amatsu Bin Amatsu ... Denzô
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isamu Nagato ... Jûbê
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A young blind girl is abandoned by her mother. When her guardian is killed, she learns to wield a sword from a traveling "Ronin". She travels to seek her mother and her revenge.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

30 July 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind Oichi Story: Red Bird of Flight See more »

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Production Co:

Shôchiku Eiga See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Followed by Trapped, the Crimson Bat (1972) See more »

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A Female Zatoichi
24 August 1999 | by freakusSee all my reviews

The "Crimson Bat" series was Shochiku's attempt to compete with Daie's popular "Zatoichi" film's. Zatoichi, the blind swordsman is even directly parodied in this entry, (a blind massuer stumbles down the street and the bad guys kick him in the butt). Oichi is also blind but her motivation revolves a bit more around revenge. The production values and that fact that the version I saw was dubbed gave this film a real "Shaw Brothers" feel. It was kind of like watching a japanese "Dirty Ho" or "Five Venoms". Not fabulous, but entertaining.


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