Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi and the Doomed Man

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1965
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Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi and the Doomed Man is Volume 11 of the Zatoichi films. Zatoichi (Shintaro Katsu) is a blind swordsman in addition to being a masseur, a gambler, and a protector of the innocent. Zatoichi and the Doomed Man opens with Zatoichi in jail for his gambling. While there, he meets a man named Shimazo (Koichi Mizuhara) who claims he has been falsely imprisoned and asks for Zatoichi's help proving his innocence - without it, Shimazo will die. Zatoichi doesn't want to find Shimazo's bosses, realizing that these types of situations where he tries to help someone else have caused him trouble in the past. A series of events causes him to search for the bosses anyway. After being released from jail, he finds out that someone has been impersonating him, and this causes its own problems. Zatoichi needs to clear not only Shimazo's name but his own as well. As he works to do so, Zatoichi finds both true and false instances of mistaken identity and fights against injustice. This film showcases Shintaro Katsu's impressive swordsmanship including a memorable scene involving his use of two swords at once.

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Foreign Language, 60s, Historical, Epics, Classics