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Release Date:
3 April 1965 (Japan) See more »
After Zatoichi learns of his sensei's murder he uncovers a horrible conspiracy involving the local government and crime family. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A good movie, but not a good Zatoichi movie See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)
Shintarô Katsu ... Zatôichi / Ichi, a zatô in the Tôdô-za (guild for the blind)
Norihei Miki ... Denroku the Weasel
Mikiko Tsubouchi ... Sayo
Takeshi Katô ... Koheita Kadokura
Fujio Harumoto ... Intendant Isoda
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
San'emon Arashi ... Hikonoichi
Jun Katsumura ... Tatsugoro yakuza
Gen Kimura ... Inspector Jingo Odate
Sachiko Kobayashi ... Tsuru
Sônosuke Sawamura ... Boss Tatsugoro

Directed by
Akira Inoue 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Minoru Inuzuka 
Kan Shimozawa  story

Original Music by
Akira Ifukube 
Cinematography by
Fujio Morita 
Film Editing by
Hiroshi Yamada 
Production Design by
Yoshinobu Nishioka 

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Also Known As:
"Zatôichi nidan-kiri" - Japan (original title)
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84 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

Zatôichi:I don't know who sent you, but you only get one life. You should guard it more carefully.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by "Zatôichi monogatari" (1974)See more »


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A good movie, but not a good Zatoichi movie, 7 April 2016
Author: Paul Kotta from California

This entry is from the phase where Zatoichi has been completely sanitized into a 100% good guy. Between that an a scene where a tweenage girl breaks into song, this could be a Disney film if were it not for the 10 minutes of screen time where the bad guys die by Zatoichi's sword.

The later films are the ones that create a truly gritty where the Zatoichi character can expand back into the "good guy with a heart of gold but a mean streak" space that made the first Zatoichi films resonate so well. In other words, if you want to see the Zatoichi films not in chronological order but in descending order of greatness, I would save this one for the last batch.

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