While more killer swordsmanship, romance, and action-packed drama, the Blind Swordsman is back in the first color episode of the Zatoichi series. Masseur Ichi returns to his home village to discover that his former teacher has been hiring out his swordsmanship skills to a ruthless gang of kidnappers. Meanwhile, the mentor's sister offers herself in marriage to Zatoichi, who must decline because of the danger it would bring to any woman Ichi was known to love.
DVD, English subtitles, 1963, 91 min., color, 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Region 1 coded.

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