Zatoichi At Large – 1972
No good deed goes unpunished for Zatoichi (Katsu Shintaro), the blind masseur and master swordsman. After delivering the baby of a dying woman and fulfilling her last wish to take her infant to the town of Shiobara, he finds the father missing and must leave the child with his aunt, Oya-e. Immediately taking a liking to the young woman, he resolves to help her when her inn is turned into a brothel by Tetsugoro, the local yakuza boss. Things take a turn for the worse when Zatoichi fights to have the performers at the upcoming festival perform without a yakuza tax. Enraged by his audacity, Tetsugoro puts a price on the blind man’s head. Meanwhile, the baby’s father, Sataro, returns home, and a misunderstanding results in him blaming the masseur for his wife’s death. As the danger on both sides
escalates, Zatoichi’s sword-cane will fly and the blood will flow into the streets!