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15 days to watch
46 Ratings



Directed by Shintarô Katsu
Japan, 1989
Action, Adventure, History
  • Japanese
  • English, Spanish


Older, wiser but still a wandering loner, the blind, peace-loving Ichi seeks a peaceful life in a rural village. When he’s caught in the middle of a power struggle between two rival Yakuza clans, his reputation as a defender of the innocent is put to the ultimate test in a series of showdowns.

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After the long (26 film!) road of the Zatoichi series (later remade by Takeshi Kitano), it finally ended with this concluding entry directed by the blind swordsman himself: Shintarô Katsu, who was born today. The shadows of regret, retribution, and redemption are cast over this tale of endings.

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