Hissatsu: Sure Death
In ancient Edo, today's Tokyo, lived secret bands of assassins who liquidated evildoers the law could not touch. One of Japan's most popular Samurai Action series since 1970's. During the daytime, the assassins posed as ordinary citizens: musical instrument makers, geisha girls, cooks, clowns, even police officiers. But, at night, they emerged in dark alleys to rid the world of the bullies preying on the weak and poor.
The Blind Menace
Before Shintaro Katsu portrayed the legendary blind swordsman, Zatoichi, he played Suginoichi, a blind court masseur with a dark side. An outcast since birth, he learned at a young age that the only way to get ahead was to take advantage of others. Now an expert con-artist with a heart of coal, Suginoichi is on a vile quest for power, and everyone else will suffer along the way!
Directed by Yojiro Takita (Departures). 17th century Japan. Edo (now, Tokyo) appears calm, but down below, a string of ghastly incidents is shaking the town. The demons, usually out of human eye, are on the rampage. The cause is a rumor among them that Ashura, a legendary devil queen, has returned.
1 hr. 41 min.
As a feudal war rages in 14th-century Japan, those left behind are struggling to survive. The wife and the mother of a soldier make their meager living by preying upon hapless samurai who come their way, killing them and selling their armor for food.
Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963)
1 hr. 25 min.
Zatoichi the Fugitive
A yakuza gang targets the blind masseur Zatoichi after he defeats their group in a wrestling match. Meanwhile a long lost love of Zatoichi's returns to his life.
The Tale of Zatoichi Continues (1962)
1 hr. 12 min.
The Tale of Zatoichi Continues
Zatoichi discovers a secret that makes him a wanted man, and must face his old foe, the infamous one-armed samurai.