Zatoichi 24: In Desperation

Directed by the actor who plays Zatoichi, this is possibly the darkest and most sombre of the series; the yakuza are meaner and the body count is higher. After the wandering samurai encounters an old woman on a bridge, the woman falls to her death. Zatoichi blames himself and becomes obsessed with freeing the woman's daughter from her geisha life - naturally a show-down with the local mobsters is on the cards.

Year: 1972
Genre: Japanese Cinema, Gangsters, Samurai, Disabilities, Action
Country: Japan
Director: Shintaro Katsu
Starring: Shintaro Katsu, Kiwako Taichi, Kyoko Toshizawa, Yasuhiro Koume, Fujio Morita
Duration: 92 Minutes
Rating: M
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Japan)



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