Up 30,371 this week

Zatoichi: The Last (2010)
"Zatôichi: The Last" (original title)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 271 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 3 critic

A blind master swordsman attempts to lead a quiet life with his wife but he is provoked back into battle.


0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Debut's Today!

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 04 May 2012
a list of 25 titles
created 03 Jun 2012
a list of 162 titles
created 12 Jul 2012
a list of 663 titles
created 04 Feb 2013
a list of 32 titles
created 16 May 2013

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Zatoichi: The Last (2010)

Zatoichi: The Last (2010) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Zatoichi: The Last.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Adventure | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

After an artist is threatened by the yakuza into creating valuable but highly illegal pornography, the law aims to execute him. Zatoichi, having been honor bound to protect the man and his family, must now run against the law.

Director: Kenji Misumi
Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Jûshirô Konoe, Miwa Takada
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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.

Director: Tokuzô Tanaka
Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Shigeru Amachi, Jun Hamamura
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The blind masseur and swordsman, Zatoichi, searches for proof an imprisoned man's innocence.

Director: Kazuo Mori
Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Kanbi Fujiyama, Eiko Taki
Rônin-gai (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Directors: Kazuo Kuroki, Masahiro Makino
Stars: Yoshio Harada, Kanako Higuchi, Renji Ishibashi
Goyôkin (1969)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A guilt-haunted samurai warrior attempts to stop a massacre taking place.

Director: Hideo Gosha
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tetsurô Tanba, Yôko Tsukasa
Han tuo (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Takeshi Shigeru
Stars: Ni Tien, Pin Chiang, Yuen Yi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Chung Hsun Tu
Stars: Lung Sheng, Hung Lieh Chen, Pei Ling Chen
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Ying Lee
Stars: Chun Ku, Lung Sheng
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Yûichirô Hirakawa
Stars: Tôri Matsuzaka, Kirin Kiki, Miyoko Asada
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

It's one of the "Bruceploitation" films that were made to cash in on Bruce Lee after his death. The story follows Bruce Lee after he dies and ends up in Hell. Once there, he does the ... See full summary »

Director: Kei Law
Stars: Siu-Lung Leung, Ie Lung Shen, Ching Tang
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

On his deathbed, a wealthy businessman announces that his fortune is to be split equally among his three illegitimate children, whose whereabouts are unknown to his family and colleagues. A... See full summary »

Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Stars: Keiko Kishi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Sô Yamamura
Director: Jun'ichi Saitô
Stars: Shizuo Amano, Kirin Kiki, Tatsuya Nakadai


Credited cast:
Shingo Katori ...
Takashi Sorimachi ...
Ichi's friend
Satomi Ishihara ...
Ichi's wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chieko Baishô
Mike Han
Arata Iura ...
(as Arata)
Kôichi Iwaki
Seishirô Katô
Shôken Kunimoto
Nana Nagao
Kanzaburô Nakamura
Toshio Shiba


A blind master swordsman attempts to lead a quiet life with his wife but he is provoked back into battle.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis



Official Sites:




Release Date:

29 May 2010 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Zatoichi: The Last  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Version of The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Great Disappointment
8 March 2011 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

A Great Disappointment is really the best way to describe Zatoichi the Last. To give you an idea, I registered with IMDb for the sole purpose of writing this review.

Quite simply this movie drags on and on, lacks a sense of understanding why half the things that are occurring take place, and gives back very little on the sword play. As a long time fan of the entire zatoichi line of movies and TV series it goes without saying that anyone other Katsu Shintaro (The original and only Zatoichi worth the name)is an incredibly hard act to follow. He gives such personality, such acting mastery, such depth that is fairly impossible to live up to that standard. But this review does not take that into account. No one will portray Zatoichi as good as Katsu, but, even still, this movie hardly even makes the attempt. The inspiration is there, the cane sword, the manner of clothing, even the cinematography style, but, this really gives no sense to the character as Zatoichi. Simply put, but for the fact we are told this is Zatoichi, virtually nothing else exists to support it. The swordplay is fairly lame, you never get a sense of true mastery in this incarnation of Zatoichi. He is yakuza only because someone mentions it. Nothing drives the storyline with any sound basis and the ending, while can have a dramatic affect in some story lines sorely does not in this.

In a nutshell, while the filming casts beautiful locals and captures that natural Japanese landscape you'd expect, if you are a Zatoichi fan, this movie is inappropriately named. This is not the last tale of Zatoichi, the 1989 movie was. You'll get no sense this has any continuity to the Zatoichi of yore.Its not even a good story in it's own right. This is not a reflection of the actor's skill, it is a reflection of the writers failure in this endeavor to involk even the spirit of such a great charatcer as is Zatoichi. I had looked so forward to this and I couldn't have been more disappointed, sad to say.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sword of Nakadai ? Arca1943
Discuss Zatoichi: The Last (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: