As the fireworks explode overhead, the blood runs under foot. Zatoichi is provoked into a fury of sword slinging by a desreputable gang leader trying to oust a rival, good-natured boss. A houseguest of the peaceful Brunkichi boss, Ichi attempts to help his gracious host fight the greedy boss Yasugoro, but as a fugitive, Ichi's honorable host must ask the blind swordsman to leave. With Ichi temporarily out of the way, Yasugoro makes his bloody move. But being a man of fairness and equality, Zatoichi makes sure Yasugoro gets what he deserves in the end.
Optional English subtitles, 1964, 82 min., color, 2.35:1 aspect ratio, monaural. Region 1 coded.

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