|Zatoichi TV Series - Season 3 Vol.3|
Episode 5: THE SONG THAT STRUCK ICHI
Starring: KATSU Shintaro, MACHIDA Kyosuke, KANIE Keizo, KITAMURA Kazuo
Directed by: KATSU Shintaro
The adage “No good deed goes unpunished,” rings true when Ichi gives money for food to a down and out ronin who had attacked him out of hunger. On this same trip he has his wallet stolen by a pickpocket and overhears a murder taking place in the room next to his. The one survivor of the slaughter is a beautiful young woman who plays the shamisen to try and raise money to pay off her father’s debts in order to keep from becoming a prostitute. Things all come to a head as Ichi shows his chops on the shamisen, even while under attack!
Episode 6: THE FIVE YOUNG SWORDS
Starring: KATSU Shintaro, NATSU Junko, YAMAMOTO Rinichi
Directed by: OTA Akikazu
A group of 5 farmer’s sons have decided to become gamblers, so they left their hometown and came to the city seeking to become henchmen of the biggest gang boss around. Lacking any kind of sword skill, they ask Ichi for help. Dead set against them throwing away their lives Ichi is forced to side with one of the bosses in a territory dispute that will get bloody!
Can he prevail over the gangsters and keep the boys safe?
1978 Coilor Fullscreen
Japanese with English subtitles