Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman DVD
Directed by Shintarô Katsu
Further adventures of the much-loved blind masseuse cum sword Wielding killer of Japanese folklore - Zatoichi.
Shintaro Katsu directs as well as stars in this 26th and final film of the visually-impaired yet otherwise sensually gifted sword master.
By now graying at the temples yet still wandering the land we join Zatoichi imprisoned for a petty theft charge and after a monumental beating from his captors.
Upon release he attempts to go it straight and settle down in a quiet village.
However his reputation soon catches up with him and he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a bitter feud between two warring daimyo that are now dabbling in the firearms game - the point at which samurai sword skills start to become redundant.
He's soon showering in spurts of claret and wading in a sea of severed limbs, proving that age is no handicap even for blind swordsmen.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 0
- Certification: (18)
- EAN: 5027035007250
- Catalogue number: FCD558
- Studio: Arrow Video
- Release date: 09/01/2012
- Genre: Action/Adventure
- Colour: Colour