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THE BLIND MENACE (sub)
Shintaro Katsu, Toru Abe, Mieko Kondo. A 1960 classic from Japan about a blind court masseur, an outcast since birth, who learns that the only way to get ahead is to take advantage of others. He becomes an expert con artist on a vile quest for power. (1960) (91min)

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RONIN-GAI
Yoshio Harada, Shintaro Katsu, Kanako HIguchi. Period drama set in 1830ís Japan about some masterless samurai who congregate at a brothel frequented by various colorful characters. The former warriors get a chance to redeem themselves by protecting the prostitutes from invading renegade samurai. (1990) (121min)

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ZATOICHI THE OUTLAW
Shintaro Katsu. The blind samurai becomes entangled in a double-cross between tow gambling houses. (1967) (95min)

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ZATOICHI CHALLENGED
Shintaro Katsu, Jushiro Konoe, Miwa Takada. When a dying woman begs Zatoichi to return her son to his father, he does s only to find the husband involved with gangsters and in need of some sword. (1967) (87min)

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ZATOICHI AND THE FUGITIVES
Shintaro Katsu, Kayo Mikimoto, Kyosuke Mashida. A group of bandits control a small village through its corrupt police chief until Zatoichi decides to intervene. (1968) (82min)

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ZATOICHI: THE TALE OF ZATOICHI
Shintaro Katsu, Masayo Banri, Ryuzo Shimada. This film introduced the legend of Zatoichi, a blind masseur who finds himself caught in the middle of a turf war between two rival yakuza gangs. (1962) (96min)

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ZATOICHI: THE TALE OF ZATOICHI CONTINUES
Shintaro Katsu, Masayo Banri, Yoshie Mizutani. The second installment in the Zatoichi series finds our hero discovering that the nobleman who has hired him suffers from a form of madness that would cause the ruin of his empire if it were made public. This makes Zatoichi a wanted man for the secret that he possesses. (1962) (72min)

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ZATOICHI: NEW TALE OF ZATOICHI
Shintaro Katsu, MikikoTsubouchi, Seizaburo Kawazu. In this first color episode of the Zatoichi saga, the Blind Swordsman goes back to his home village where he discovers that his former teacher has been working for a band of ruthless kidnappers. (1963) (91min)

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ZATOICHI: THE FUGITIVE
Shintaro Katsu, Miwa Takada, Masayo Banri. In this fourth installment of the Zatoichi saga, the Blind Swordsman seeks vengeance on a gang that had placed a bounty on his head. (1963) (86min)

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ZATOICHI: On the Road
Shintaro Katsu, Shiho Fujimura, Ryuzo Shimada. This fifth installment of the "Blind Swordsman" series finds Zatoichi helping a girl escape from a lascivious feudal lord and two deadly yakuza gangs. (1963) (87min)

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ZATOICHI AND THE CHEST OF GOLD (sub)
Shintaro Katsu, Mikiko Tsubouchi, Machiko Hasegawa. After being accused of stealing, Zatoichi must prove his innocence, expose the real culprits and retrieve the missing gold. (1964) (83min)

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ZATOICHI'S FLASHING SWORD (sub)
Shintaro Katsu, Naoko Kubo, Mayumi Nagisa. A disreputable gang leader trying to oust a rival boss provokes Zatoichi into a fury of sword slinging. (1964) (82min)

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