When the "notorious" Zato-ichi was shot in the back by a gangster, the assassin's sister helped him somehow. She even gave him food and shelter when their paths crossed again. Of course, the meddling swordsman tried to return the favor in the only way he can, when the lady's family ran into trouble with a rival gangster family.
Unique movie from 1964, a real hit in the cinemas in it's times. First of all, I need to say that Zatoichi's Flashing Sword is not like the other Drama movies made according to the usual scheme. Zatoichi's Flashing Sword has everything what makes any new movie a good movie. In the cast of the movie are Shintarô Katsu and Tatsuo Endô in the main roles. Kazuo Ikehiro directed Zatoichi's Flashing Sword in 1964. By the way, when you watch full movie Zatoichi's Flashing Sword, you can check other movies from this director, just click on the name of director.