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New Tale of Zatoichi (1963)
"Shin Zatôichi monogatari" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama  -  15 March 1963 (Japan)
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Wishing to find peace, Zatoichi travels to his old village but only finds trouble when he ends up in a love triangle and finds old scores have followed him home.

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Credited cast:
Shintarô Katsu ...
Mikiko Tsubouchi ...
Yayoi
Seizaburô Kawazu ...
Banno
Fujio Suga ...
Yasuhiko
Mieko Kondô ...
Inn keeper's wife (as Mieko Kondo)
Chitose Maki ...
Tame's wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tatsuo Endô ...
Inn keeper
Gen Kimura ...
Sekiya yakuza member with large mark on his face
Kanae Kobayashi ...
Old lady going deaf
Yutaka Nakamura ...
Yasuhiko's brother
Shôsaku Sugiyama ...
Tengu Ronin that gets a massage
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Blind masseur and master swordsman, Zatoichi, is tired of killing. He journeys to his old village looking for peace, but is pursued by the brother of Boss Kanbei, a man he's killed. Back home, Ichi connects with Banno, his teacher, who seeks prestige and has arranged for his younger sister, Yayoi, to marry into a wealthy samurai family. Ichi and Yayoi realize they are in love, but Ichi's request for her hand meets with Banno's derision. Ichi is also drawn into Banno's plot to kidnap the son of a wealthy man, ostensibly to aid the Mito Goblins, a gang of thieves on the run; but Banno wants to keep the ransom. Ichi wants harmony and love, but can he escape a destiny of violence? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The best of the whole series
3 February 2004 | by (Richmond, KY) – See all my reviews

The third installment of the Zatoichi series is the best one I have ever seen. While not as exciting as some of the other action packed entries (Chest of Gold, Zatoichi's Revenge) in terms of character development this film had the most impact on me. The stakes just seem to be higher in this entry than in most. Make no mistake, Ichi's life is on the line in EVERY other installment, but this centers on how Ichi really wants to quit his swordsman lifestyle and take a wife. To live the rest of his days in peace is all he wants and that is taken away from him. Ichi is forced to not only see how terrible the people he trusts can be, but how much he brings upon himself. This film really drives home how much Ichi loses each time he takes a life. A new friend, a new aquaintence or a new lover is almost always instantly taken away from him, either by an enemies hands or by his own. But the single greatest scene in this film is not any of the sword fights, like in other entries, the best scene is the evens/odds scene in this film. If you're a fan of this series at all please see this entry.


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