|CRIMSON BAT 2: Trapped|
aka:Blind Swordswoman - Hellish Skin in our other listing
DIRECTOR: Sadatsugu Matsuda
STARRING: MATSUYAMA YOKO, KONOE JUSHIRO and IRIE YASUNORI
The second film in the Crimson Bat Series has Oichi the Blind facing off against a woman who is an expert with the bullwhip! Terrific action and a great story make this one of the top films in the series.
Oichi may have met her match as she vies against the evil beauty that has set her sights on destroying her. She must face numerous other challenges before confronting her greatest rival. While longing to live and love like other women, she realizes that she can never have a normal life, her sword which she holds on to like a security blanket will always come between her and such a life..
Like the Zatoichi films, the character of Oichi grows on the viewer with each episode as she tries to find a place for herself in society though in the end her talent with the sword curses her attempts to do so.
This is one of the best samurai era films from Japan and has received high praise in Alain Silver's "The Samurai Film" the critical standard for the genre.
1969 - Color - 16:9 ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN 88 Min.
JAPANESE with Optional ENGLISH SUBTITLES