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Kan Shimozawa (story)
Hajime Takaiwa (scenario)
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Release Date:
3 May 1966 (Japan) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Shintarô Katsu ... Zatoichi
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

Directed by
Tokuzô Tanaka 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kan Shimozawa  story
Hajime Takaiwa  scenario

Original Music by
Akira Ifukube 
Cinematography by
Kazuo Miyagawa 
Film Editing by
Kanji Suganuma 
Production Design by
Yoshinobu Nishioka 

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Also Known As:
"Zatoichi no uta ga kikoeru" - Japan (original title)
"Zatoichi #13: Zatoichi's Vengeance" - USA (DVD title)
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83 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Followed by "Zatôichi monogatari" (1974)See more »


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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Better than usual, 1 April 2006
Author: SarahofBorg from United States

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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