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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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1 nomination See more »
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really good Zatoichi flick 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 Oosumi .... 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's Revenge (1965)See more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
really good Zatoichi flick, 30 June 2005
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I love the Zatoichi movies, though I have found that because they made so many and the plots tended to blend together so often, it is hard to distinguish them apart. I would give all of them about the same score of a 7 or an 8--with a few exceptions (the return of the original in 1989 was a TERRIBLE and depressing movie, while the new Zatoichi movie starring Beat Takeshi is probably the best of any Zatoichi movies).

This movie features a unique plot--something many Ichi films do not feature. His relationship with the sword maker and what happens when his old blade ultimately breaks make this one stand out from the crowd. It's also nice to see that he is indeed NOT invincible.

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