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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
Kôichi 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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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Zatoichi gets a conscience, 15 November 1999
Author: freakus from San Francisco, CA

An interesting entry, the prescence of the blind monk calling Zatoichi on his bad choices adds an interesting element to an otherwise standard Zatoichi film. The concept doesn't play out fully unfortunately, he never makes a real decision about his life of violence.

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