Blind Swordsman and the Chess Expert (1965)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Costume Adventure, Samurai Film  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

The great Zatoichi, gambler and ex-samurai extraordinaire, returns in this installment of the Japanese adventure series. This time, the blind warrior makes friends with another fighter/chess-player during a voyage to Honshu island to attend a gambling match on Mt. Fuji. Zatoichi's new friend finds the old master fascinating. The two become involved in adventure when they are set upon by bandits when landing. During the ensuing battle, a young girl is harmed and Zatoichi heads off to right the wrong



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