Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (1965)
|Genre:||Drama, Art/Foreign, Action|
|Release Date:||October 4, 1968|
|Running time:||87 minutes|
|Cast:||Shintaro Katsu, Mikio Narita, Chizu Hayashi, Kaneko Iwasaki, Gaku Yamamoto|
|Writer:||Daisuke Ito, Kan Shimozawa|
Description: The blind bulldog-looking Zatoichi is an assassin, masseur, gambler and champion of the commoner during Japan's Edo era. Zatoichi can strike down an opponent with his trusty shikomni-zue (cane sword), using hearing alone to find his target. As a group of swordsmen track him, he gains new traveling companions -- a wounded girl, her chaperon and a chess player with deadly intent, upon whom two samurai are desperately seeking revenge.
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