Older, wiser but still a wandering loner, the blind, peace-loving masseur Ichi seeks a peaceful life in a rural village. When he's caught in the middle of a power . Shintaro Katsu took his final bow as Zatoichi, the nomadic blind swordsman, in this martial arts action saga from Japan. After being released. A review by Tom Mes of Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (Zatoichi, , Shintaro KATSU).
Zatoichi (座頭市, Zatōichi) is a fictional character featured in one of Japan's longest-running .. Shochiku did Katsu's last Zatoichi film in , which was produced by Katsu Productions. It was re-released (and retitled Darkness Is His Ally) in. But it's true: Media Blasters has released Zatoichi () on Blu-ray Disc at last. Co-written and directed by star Shintaro Katsu, this last. It begins with an older, greying Zatoichi who is in prison being abused by having his food stolen and soup dumped on the floor. Ichi kneels.
The Zatoichi series is hugely popular in Japan. It has spawned 27 features and a episode TV series. Shintaro Katsu spent most of his.