Synopsis by Bruce Eder
The blind swordsman Zatoichi (Shintaro Katsu) goes up against an ambitious crime boss who isn't above kidnapping and murder. He must rescue a fireworks specialist who has been kidnapped for his expertise with gunpowder as a weapon. This film tells us something of the origins of Zatoichi's training in martial arts, as a way of compensating for his blindness, and his preferred method of using darkness as a weapon against sighted opponents.
gangster, blindness [physical], boss [employer], courage, feud, gambling, Japan, masseuse, on-the-run, outlaw [Western], revenge, Samurai, Superhero, sword