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Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)
"Zatôichi hatashi-jô" (original title)

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Zatoichi runs afoul of some evil fugitives, working for a corrupt law official.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shintarô Katsu ...
Kayo Mikimoto ...
Kyôsuke Machida ...
Ogano Genpachiro
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Dr. Junan
Akifumi Inoue ...
Kumeji
Jôtarô Sen'nami ...
Minokichi (as Jotaro Sennami)
Hisataro Hojo ...
Genta
Hôsei Komatsu ...
Matsugoro
Koichi Mizuhara ...
Sennosuke
Kazuo Yamamoto ...
Isuke
Ryuji Funabashi ...
Ushimatsu
Shôzô Nanbu ...
Tokuzaemon
Yukio Horikita ...
Inokichi
Seishirô Hara ...
Sakata
Rieko Oda ...
Osei
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Blind masseur and master swordsman Zatoichi becomes involved with a gang of bandits hiding out in a small village. While they hide in the attic of a silk mill, they manipulate the corrupt chief official of the town. Simultaneously Zatoichi tries to rescue a young woman from the sweatshop conditions of the mill. Eventually he must confront not only the leaders of the town but the outlaw gang in battle. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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10 August 1968 (Japan)  »

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Amped up violence
16 February 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Don't be lulled asleep by the (typical) orderly pacing of this Zatoichi entry: this is the bloodiest entry in the series so far.

Add in an outstanding score from the unsung Hajime Kabarugi, and you have a winner!


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