I’m currently making my way through all the Zatoichi movies. Eight movies in and they’ve been consistently excellent with my favourite being Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964). If you’re not planning on watching this particular Zatoichi movie in full, I highly recommend checking out its amazing finale. The stunt work and flat-out vicious brutality of it is mind-boggling. Not to mention it’s a total treat to see legends Shintarô Katsu and Tomisaburô Wakayama (of Lone Wolf and Cub fame) sharing the screen. What a film.