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Adventures of Zatoichi -- The blind swordsman wanders into a town to celebrate the New Year. There, he befriends a young woman whose father has gone missing; as he tries to help her find him, he becomes entangled in a web of corruption and a series of tragic twists of fate.


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Release Date:
30 December 1964 (Japan) See more »
The blind swordsman tries to locate a girl's missing father. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Shintarô Katsu ... Zatoichi
Miwa Takada ... Saki
Eiko Taki ... Sen
Kichijirô Ueda ... Boss Jinbei
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daimaru ... Zany Entertainer
Mikijirô Hira ... Gounosuke
Gen Kimura ... Yakuza dice thrower
Akitake Kôno ... Intendant Gorota Kajima
Koichi Mizuhara ... Kamazo
Ikuko Môri ... Hanokama
Rocket Nakata ... Zany Entertainer
Teruko Ômi ... Daruma maker's wife

Directed by
Kimiyoshi Yasuda 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shôzaburô Asai 
Kan Shimozawa  story

Original Music by
Taichirô Kosugi 
Cinematography by
Shôzô Honda 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Zatoichi sekisho yaburi" - Japan (original title)
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86 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Continuity: Throughout the film, Zatoichi's hair length and the darkness around his eyes changes from scene to scene or sometimes within the same scene.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Samaritan Zatoichi (1968)See more »


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Blind Swordsman: Adventures of Zatoichi, 29 February 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Blind Swordsman: Adventures of Zatoichi (1964)

aka Zatoichi sekisho yaburi

*** (out of 4)

The blind swordsman (Shintaro Katsu) returns, this time helping a young woman track down her missing father. This is so far the best I've seen in the series thanks in large part to a darker tone than the previous two. Once again, the story of a blind swordsman works well and keeps the viewing interested and the fight scenes are extremely well done this time out.

Available on DVD or IFC shows it often.

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