Zatoichi vs. Yojimbo (1970)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Costume Adventure, Samurai Film  |   Run Time - 116 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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In Zatoichi vs. Yojimbo, one of many Japanese samurai films starring the blind swordsman Zatoichi (Shintaro Katsu), he has to battle Yojimbo (Toshiro Mifune), the title character from Akira Kurosawa's famous film. At the beginning of the film, Zatoichi is planning on retiring, yet his village is besieged by outlaws; eventually he fights, then befriends Yojimbo on his way to securing his village. The movie is a light-hearted parody of samurai films and a comic take on the genre, boasting a wonderfully funny performance from Mifune.

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bad-guy, blindness [physical], capture, courage, gangster, good-guy, outlaw [Western], Samurai, sword