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Release Date:
3 January 1967 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
Zatoichi, while fighting off the usual group of gangsters, meets the apprentice of the swordsman who created his blade, who relays bad news about the sword. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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One of the best Zotoichi See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Shintarô Katsu ... Zatoichi
Shiho Fujimura ... Oshizu
Yoshihiko Aoyama ... Seikichi
Makoto Fujita ... Umazo
Kiyoko Suizenji ... Oharu
Eijirô Tôno ... Senzo
Masumi Harukawa ... Oryu
Masako Aboshi ... Omatsu the maid
Junichiro Yamashita ... Shinnosuke
Ryûtarô Gomi ... Ronin
Fujio Suga ... Seisuke Kuwayama
Tatsuo Endô ... Iwagoro
Ryûji Kita ... Genbei Shimotsukeya
Eigorô Onoe ... Zato
Yûsaku Terajima ... Noodle Shop Owner
Gen Kimura ... Hanzo the dice player
Sachio Horikita ... Mosuke
Kimiko Tachibana ... Otane

Directed by
Kimiyoshi Yasuda 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ryôzô Kasahara 
Kan Shimozawa  story

Produced by
Ikuo Kubodera .... producer
Masaichi Nagata .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ichirô Saitô 
 
Cinematography by
Senkichiro Takeda 
 
Film Editing by
Toshio Taniguchi 
 
Art Direction by
Yoshinobu Nishioka 
 
Sound Department
Masao Ôsumi .... sound recordist
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"Zatoichi tekka tabi" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Follows Zatoichi on the Road (1963)See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
One of the best Zotoichi, 2 June 2002
Author: panicwatcher from Arden Hills, Minnesota, USA

This is one of the best Zatoichi movies. It has lots of humor, great action scenes and a history of Zatorichi's sword. Zatoichi gives up his sword when he discovers it is about to fail. Later, when gang of swordsmen attack him he must defend himself with just his bamboo cane. In another fight he defends himself against a knife attack with his pipe. After he gets a sword back, he finds himself sealed in a barrel by his attackers. But he defeats the attachers by stabbing through the barrel.

The best scene in the movie is Zatoichi doing a crazy song and dance about trying to catch ducks. Because it is completely out of character for Zatoichi, it is very funny. But at the same time you have to appreciate how good the performance is. When the dance is over, Zatoichi proceeds to "accidentally" insult the gang leader by mooning him, ignoring his offer of sake and then spilling sake on him.

The underlying story line is the same as most Zatoichi films. The villagers are being exploited by a violent gang and corrupt leader. Zatoichi kills enough bad guys until the town is saved.

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