How threatening could a blind masseur be? Plenty, in this bloody and wild Japanese thriller that inspired the "Zatoichi" film series. Abused as a child, the sightless Suginoichi (Shintarô Katsu) reaches adulthood to launch a campaign of violence and immorality all in the name of securing personal power. Tôru Abe, Mieko Kondo co-star. 91 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Japanese; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailers; biographies; photo gallery; more. In Japanese with English subtitles.