Up 18,371 this week

Zatoichi's Vengeance (1966)
"Zatoichi no uta ga kikoeru" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  3 May 1966 (Japan)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 367 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 6 critic

Promising to make a delivery for a dying man, the blind swordsman Zatoichi comes across the usual crime gangs but also meets a blind monk who brings into question his use of violence.



(story), (scenario)
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3092 titles
created 07 Aug 2011
a list of 724 titles
created 28 Aug 2011
a list of 1199 titles
created 02 Sep 2011
a list of 5035 titles
created 31 May 2012
a list of 29 titles
created 1 month ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Zatoichi's Vengeance (1966)

Zatoichi's Vengeance (1966) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Zatoichi's Vengeance.

User Polls



Credited cast:
Shintarô Katsu ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shigeru Amachi ...
Genpachiro Kuroda
Jun Hamamura ...
Blind Biwa Priest
Gen Kimura ...
Kanae Kobayashi ...
Tamekichi's mother
Koichi Mizuhara ...
Mayumi Ogawa ...
Cho / Shino
Kei Satô ...
Boss Gonzo


Zatoichi comes upon a dying man who asks him to give a bag of money to "Taichi". Zatoichi has no idea who this is but when he comes upon a small town harassed by gangsters, he finds that "Taichi" was the man's young son. Along his travels he also met a blind monk who makes Zatoichi question his murderous lifestyle. In trying to help the town, Zatoichi kills some gangsters and becomes a hero to the boy. He must make a choice of whether to use non-violence and set a good example, or violence and set the boy on the wrong path in life. Written by Fred Cabral <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




Not Rated




Release Date:

3 May 1966 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Zatoichi #13: Zatoichi's Vengeance  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Follows Zatoichi on the Road (1963) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Better than usual
1 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've just started getting into the Zatoichi series, and while I haven't come close to seeing the majority this has so far been the best I've seen yet. It's interesting to get into some of the depth of character of Ichi, and not just the usual righteous swordfights. There's really no flaw in this film, only that if you've seen Zatoichi or any average Samurai flick before it's a little predictable. It doesn't disappoint though, it's highly entertaining and I'd watch it again if I didn't have 25 other Zatoichi movies to pick from. I may just see them all if they're all this good. Zatoichi is a good series, especially if you love swordfights, and is very popular for what it is. If you haven't seen any before, this one probably isn't bad to start with, although there may be better. Oh, and this is the 13nth of the 26 films, if you were confused, but they were all made so close together it really doesn't matter what order you watch them in, it seems. I'm no expert though, not yet anyway.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Excellent movie.Great Samurai Film noldor22
Discuss Zatoichi's Vengeance (1966) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: