Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman

Drama · 
Action · 

Release Date: January 13, 1971

Original name: 新座頭市 破れ!唐人剣

Status: Released

Running time: 1h 34m

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Zatoichi is a blind massage therapist and swordsman who finds out that something troubling is taking place on the outskirts of town. After discovering who the guilty parties are -- an accomplished Chinese martial artist named Wang Kang and his youthful attendant -- Zatoichi finds them and discovers that the pair's mixed up with a dangerous bunch of terrorist samurai who murdered the boy's parents. Now, Zatoichi must step in to save the day.

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Zatoichi and the One-Armed Swordsman (Japanese: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣, Hepburn: Shin Zatōichi: Yabure! Tōjin-ken, lit. 'New Zatoichi Break! Chinese Sword') (Chinese: 獨臂刀大戦盲侠; pinyin: Dú bì dāo dàzhàn máng xiá), also known as Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman and The Blind Swordsman Meets His Equal, is a 1971 Japanese-Hong Kong chambara / wuxia crossover by Japanese film director Kimiyoshi Yasuda and Chinese film director Hsu Tseng Hung. The film stars Shintaro Katsu as the blind swordsman Zatoichi and Jimmy Wang Yu as the "One-Armed Swordsman" Wang Kang. It is a crossover of the long-running Zatoichi series and the One-Armed Swordsman film series. The Chinese edit of the film reportedly featured a different ending where Wang Kang was victorious in the final duel, rather than Zatoichi.
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