Directed by Kenji Misumi
Wandering masseur and
swordsman Zatoichi shares a room in an inn with a gravely ill woman and her young son. In
her dying breath she pleads with Zatoichi to take her son to his father in Maebara. The
boy's father is discovered to be confined and forced by a local gangster to work in an
illegal trade. A mysterious master swordsman stands in the way of his rescue. Will
Zatoichi risk his life for the helpless boy and his innocent father? Served as the
inspiration for Blind Fury, starring Rutger Hauer. Japanese with English subtitles.