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

 -  Drama  -  3 May 1966 (Japan)
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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.

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

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 <ftcabral@hotmail.com>

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3 May 1966 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Zatoichi #13: Zatoichi's Vengeance  »

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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.


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