Directed by: Yusuke Watanabe
Cast: Koji Takahashi, Jiro Otama
A ronin for a hire as assassin (Koji Takahashi) and an acupuncturist assassin (Jiro Otama), members of an assassin's gild in Tokugawa Edo.
The ronin is offered a position as a city magistrate by the corrupt magistrate he has been hired to assassinate, and struggles with the possibility of taking an "honest" job that is in reality less wholesome than his work as an assassin. When he kills, he tends to do so in fair duels.
Dr. Baian meanwhile is hired to kill a woman who he begins to suspect may be his own sister, from whom he was separated when still a boy. When he kills, it is by stealth and acupuncture needles inserted into the brain.
1973 Color Anamorphic Widescreen
Japanese with Optional English subtitles.