Zatoichi (1989), C+

Basically? An epilogue to the Zatoichi Monogatari TV series.

This film marks Shintaro Katsu’s final appearance as Zatoichi. Overall a solid movie, as expected, but doesn’t change up the formula (Zatoichi traveling around, gambling, befriending allies and sexing up a Bond girl before killing a Yakuza boss) and seems to have dated cinematography for 1989.

Re-screened July 14, 2022 with special help.

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