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Author: 柳永二郎, 天知茂, 勝新太郎, 永田雅一, 辻久一, 犬塚稔, 梅林貴久生, 吉田哲朗, 伊藤大輔, 高岩肇, 新藤兼人, 中島丈博, 直居欽哉, 岡本喜八, 三隅研次, 森一生, 田中徳三, 安田公義, 池広一夫, 井上坦, 山本薩夫, 天知茂, 柳永二郎, 若山富三郎, 水谷八重子, 河津淸三郎, 高田美和, 小林勝彦, 阿部徹, 藤村志保, 島田正吾, 金子信雄, 加藤嘉, 平幹二朗, 上田吉二郎, 三木のり平, 加藤剛, 藤山寬美, 村瀬幸子, 山本学, 丸井太郎, 山本一郎, 小川真由美, 佐藤慶, 浜村純, 吉川満子, 東三千, 大楠道代, 井川比佐志, 田中邦衛, 藤田まこと, 東野英二郎, 春川ますみ, 三国連太郎, 西村晃, 浜木綿子, 細川俊之, 朝丘雪路, 小池朝雄, 松村達雄, 小沢栄太郎, 草薙幸二郎, 野川由美媚, ミヤコ蝶々, 若尾文子, 滝沢修, 米倉斉加年, 嵐寬寿郎, 草野大悟, 三船敏郎, 吉行和子, 金田龍之介, 森雅之, 仲代逹矢, 落合三郎, 王月, 森繁久弥, 高橋悦史, 田島和子, 十朱幸代, 志村乔, 岡田英次, 宮川一夫, 西岡善信, 伊福部昭, 冨田勲, 村井邦彦, 下母澤寬, ; ; Shintarō KatsuIkuo KuboderaShozaburo AsaiTomio TakamoriAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2013] ©2013
Series: Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs), 679.; Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 679.
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Blu-ray disc : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : Japanese : Dual-format Blu-ray and DVD special editionView all editions and formats
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The colossally popular Zatoichi films make up the longest-running action series in Japanese history and created one of the screen's great heroes: an itinerant blind masseur who also happens to be a lightning-fast swordsman. Features the string of twenty-five Zatoichi films made between 1962 and 1973, starring Shintaro Katsu, collected in one package for the first time.
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Genre/Form: Swashbuckler films
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All Authors / Contributors: 柳永二郎, 天知茂, 勝新太郎, 永田雅一, 辻久一, 犬塚稔, 梅林貴久生, 吉田哲朗, 伊藤大輔, 高岩肇, 新藤兼人, 中島丈博, 直居欽哉, 岡本喜八, 三隅研次, 森一生, 田中徳三, 安田公義, 池広一夫, 井上坦, 山本薩夫, 天知茂, 柳永二郎, 若山富三郎, 水谷八重子, 河津淸三郎, 高田美和, 小林勝彦, 阿部徹, 藤村志保, 島田正吾, 金子信雄, 加藤嘉, 平幹二朗, 上田吉二郎, 三木のり平, 加藤剛, 藤山寬美, 村瀬幸子, 山本学, 丸井太郎, 山本一郎, 小川真由美, 佐藤慶, 浜村純, 吉川満子, 東三千, 大楠道代, 井川比佐志, 田中邦衛, 藤田まこと, 東野英二郎, 春川ますみ, 三国連太郎, 西村晃, 浜木綿子, 細川俊之, 朝丘雪路, 小池朝雄, 松村達雄, 小沢栄太郎, 草薙幸二郎, 野川由美媚, ミヤコ蝶々, 若尾文子, 滝沢修, 米倉斉加年, 嵐寬寿郎, 草野大悟, 三船敏郎, 吉行和子, 金田龍之介, 森雅之, 仲代逹矢, 落合三郎, 王月, 森繁久弥, 高橋悦史, 田島和子, 十朱幸代, 志村乔, 岡田英次, 宮川一夫, 西岡善信, 伊福部昭, 冨田勲, 村井邦彦, 下母澤寬, ; ; Shintarō Katsu; Ikuo Kubodera; Shozaburo Asai; Tomio Takamori; Sadao Zaizen; Hisashi Okuda; Masaichi Nagata; Hisakazu Tsuji; Hiroyoshi Nishioka; Minoru Inuzuka; Kikuo Umebayashi; Siji Hoshikawa; Akikazu Ota; Tetsurō Yoshida; Masaatsu Matsumura; Daisuke Itō; Hajime Takaiwa; Kaneto Shindō; Ryozo Kasahara; Takehiro Nakajima; Kōji Matsumoto; Kiyokata Saruwaka; Kinya Naoi; Hisashi Sugiura; Kihachi Okamoto; Takayuki Yamada; Yoshiko Hattori; Kenji Misumi; Kazuo Mori; Tokuzō Tanaka; Kimiyoshi Yasuda; Kazuo Ikehiro; Akira Inoue; Satsuo Yamamoto; Masayo Banri; Shigeru Amachi; Eijirō Yanagi; Tomisaburō Wakayama; Yaeko Mizutani; Seizaburo Kawazu; Mieko Kondo; Miwa Takada; Katsuhiko Kobayashi; Tōru Abe; Shiho Fujimura; Shōgo Shimada; Saburo Date; Naoko Kubo; Bokuzen Hidari; Nobuo Kaneko; Yoshi Katō; Mikijirō Hira; Akitake Kôno; Kichijirō Ueda; Norihei Miki; Takeshi Katō; Kanbi Fujiyama; Sachiko Murase; Gaku Yamamoto; Tarō Marui; Mutsuhiro Toura; Ichiro Yamamoto; Mayumi Ogawa; Kei Satō; Jun Hamamura; Mitsuko Yoshikawa; Michi Azuma; Michiyo Ōkusu; Isao Yamagata; Hisashi Igawa; Kunie Tanaka; Masao Mishima; Makoto Fujita; Eijirō Tōno; Masumi Harukawa; Rentarō Mikuni; Kō Nishimura; Yūko Hamada; Toshiyuki Hosokawa; Yukiji Asaoka; Asao Koike; Tatsuo Matsumura; Eitarō Ozawa; Kōjirō Kusanagi; Yumiko Nogawa; Kyosuke Machida; Yoshiko Mita; Chōchō Miyako; Ayako Wakao; Osamu Takizawa; Masakane Yonekura; Kanjūrō Arashi; Shigeru Koyama; Hideo Sunazuka; Daigo Kusano; Toshirō Mifune; Kazuko Yoshiyuki; Ryūnosuke Kaneda; Masayuki Mori; Tatsuya Nakadai; Saburō Ochiai; Yu Wang; Hisaya Morishige; Etsushi Takahashi; Kiwako Taichi; Kazuko Tajima; Yukiyo Toake; Takashi Shimura; Yoshio Tsuchiya; Eiji Okada; Chishi Makiura; Kazuo Miyagawa; Yoshinobu Nishioka; Akira Ifukube; Ichirō Saitō; Seitarō Ōmori; Hajime Kaburagi; Isao Tomita; Kunihiko Murai; John Nathan; Tony Rayns; Kan Shimozawa; Daiē, Kabushiki Kaisha,; Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha,; Katsu Productions,; Janus Films,; Criterion Collection (Firm),
ISBN: 9781604658002 1604658002
OCLC Number: 862949240
Language Note: Japanese dialogue; optional English subtitles.
Notes: Title from container.
Each part consists of 2 DVDs and 1 Blu-ray disc containing 3 films.
Originally released as 25 individual motion pictures from 1962 to 1973.
Based on the novel by Shimozawa Kan.
Special features: New digital restoration of all twenty-five films, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-rays. Disc 25: The blind swordsman (a 1978 documentary about Zatoichi portrayer and filmmaker Shintaro Katsu). Disc 26: Serialized success (interview with Asian-film critic Tony Rayns on the Zatoichi series); Trailers (theatrical trailers for all 15 Zatoichi movies); New English subtitle translation. Booklet featuring essays, synopses, the original short story by Kan Shimozawa and twenty-five new illustrations.
Credits: Cinematographers, Chikashi Makiura, Shozo Honda, Kazuo Miyagawa, Yasukazu Takemura, Fujio Morita, Hiroshi Imai, Senkichiro Takeda ; art directors, Akira Naito, Seiichi Ota, Yoshinobu Nishioka, Shigeru Kato, Shigenori Shimoishizaka ; music, Akira Ifukube, Ichiro Saito, Sei Ikeno, Taichiro Kosugi, Seitaro Omori, Hajime Kaburagi, Isao Tomita, Kunihiko Murai, Mitsuo Miyamoto ; editors, Kanji Suganuma, Takashi Taniguchi, Hiroshi Yamada, Toshio Taniguchi, Yoshiharu Hayashi.
Cast: The tale of Zatoichi: Shintaro Katsu, Masayo Banri, Ryuzo Shimada, Gen Mitamura, Shigeru Amachi, Michiro Minami, Eijiro Yanagi, Toshio Chiba, Manabu Morita, Yoichi Funaki, Eigoro Onoe, Ikuko Mori, Chitose Maki, Kanae Kobayahsi. The tale of Zatoichi continues: Shintaro Katsu, Kenzaburo Jo, Yoshie Mizutani, Masayo Banri, Yutaka Nakamura, Eijiro Yanagi. New tale of Zatoichi: Shintaro Katsu, Mikiko Tsubouchi, Seizaburo Kawazu, Mieko Kondo, Chitose Maki, Matasaburo Niwa, Yutaka Nakamura, Fujio Suga.
Zatoichi the fugitive: Shintaro Katsu, Miwa Takada, Masayo Banri, Junichiro Narita, Katsuhiko Kobayashi, Jutaro Hojo, Hiroshi Nawa, Toru Abe. Zatoichi on the road: Shintaro Katsu, Shiho Fujimura, Ryuzo Shimada, Matasaburo Niwa, Yutaka Nakamura, Reiko Fujiwara, Sonosuke Sawamura, Shosaku Sugiyama, Yoshio Yoshida. Zatoichi and the chest of gold: Shintaro Katsu, Shogo Shimada, Mikiko Tsubouchi, Machiko Hasegawa, Kenzaburo Jo, Tatsuya Ishiguro, Hikosaburo Kataoka, Matasaburo Niwa, Saburo Date.
Zatoichi's flashing sword: Shintaro Katsu, Naoko Kubo, Mayumi Nagisa, Ryutaro Gomi, Tatsuo Endo, Yasushi Sugita, Yutaka Nakamura, Bokuzen Hidari, Ryosuke Kagawa, Koichi Mizuhara, Takashi Edajima, Shintaro Nanjo, Hachiro Misumi, Yoichi Funaki, Ikuko Mori. Fight, Zatoichi, fight: Shintaro Katsu, Hizuru Takachiho, Nobuo Kaneko, Yoshi Kato, Tatsuya Ishiguro, Jutaro Hojo, Koji Fujiyama, Toranosuke Tennoji, Ikuko Mori, Nobu Kawaguchi, Teruko Oomi. Adventures of Zatoichi: Shintaro Katsu, Miwa Takada, Eiko Taki, Mikijiro Hira, Akitake Kono, Tomosaburo II, Koichi Mizuhara, Kichijiro Ueda, Jotaro Senba, Nakajiro Tomita, Ikuko Mori, Yusaku Terashima, Daimaru Nakata, Racket Nakata, Tokio Oki, Hajime Koshikawa.
Zatoichi's revenge: Shintaro Katsu, Mikiko Tsubouchi, Norihei Miki, Takeshi Kato, Fujio Harumoto, Mayumi Kurata, Sachiko Kobayashi, Sanpei Taira, Saburo Date, Sonosuke Sawamura, Koji Fujiyama, Yusaku Terashima. Zatoichi and the doomed man: Shintaro Katsu, Kanbi Fujiyama, Eiko Taki, Masako Akeboshi, Kenjiro Ishiyama, Ryuzo Shimada, Koichi Mizuhara, Manabu Morita, Gen Harada, Sachiko Murase, Kazuo Moriuchi, Tokio Oki, Hajime Koshikawa, Yukio Horikita. Zatoichi and the chess expert: Shintaro Katsu, Mikio Narita, Chizuru Hayashi, Kaneko Iwasaki, Gaku Yamamoto, Taro Marui, Ryutaro Gomi, Rokko Toura, Fujio Suga, Jutaro Hojo, Takuya Fujioka, Saburo Date, Ichiro Yamamoto, Tatsuo Endo, Keiko Koyanagi, Kanae Kobayashi, Naoko Fujiyama.
Zatoichi's vengeance: Shintaro Katsu, Shigeru Amachi, Mayumi Ogawa, Kei Sato, Jun Hamamura, Mitsuko Yoshikawa, Yukiko Komura, Michi Azuma, Masanori Machida, Koichi Mizuhara, Saburo Date, Kazue Tamaki, Yokio Horikita, Gen Kimura, Jun Fujikada, Sumao Ishihara, Hideo Kuroki, Kazuko Taniguchi. Zatoichi's pilgrimage: Shintaro Katsu, Michiyo Yasuda, Takahiko Tono, Isao Yamagata, Ryutaro Gomi, Jotaro Senba, Hisashi Igawa, Kunie Tanaka, Masao Mishima, Manabu Morita, Saburo Date, Yukio Horikita, Shosaku Sugiyama, Yusaku Terashima, Seishiro Hara, Jun Katsumura, Tokio Oki, Ryonosuke Azuma, Keiko Sono, Masako Morishita, Kanae Kobayashi. Zatoichi's cane sword: Shintaro Katsu, Shiho Fujimura, Yoshihiko Aoyama, Kiyoko Suizenji, Makoto Fujita, Eijiro Tono, Junichiro Yamashita, Ryutaro Gomi, Fujio Suga, Masako Akeboshi, Masumi Harukawa, Tatsuo Endo, Koichi Mizuhara, Saburo Date, Gen Takasugi, Eigoro Onoe, Yusaku Terashima, Gen Kimura, Ryuji Kita.
Zatoichi the outlaw: Shintaro Katsu, Rentaro Mikuni, Ko Nishimura, Yuko Hamada, Kenjiro Ishiyama, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, Takuya Fujioka. Zatoichi challenged: Shintaro Katsu, Jushiro Konoe, Miwa Takada, Yukiji Asaoka, Mikiko Tsubouchi, Mie Nakao, Takao Ito, Asao Koike, Midori Isomura, Tatsuo Matsumura, Eitaro Ozawa, Jotaro Senba, Kojiro Kusanagi, Kenzo Tabu, Osami Nabe, Akihisa Toda, Koji Fujiyama, Koichi Mizuhara, Ikuko Mori. Zatoichi and the fugitives: Shintaro Katsu, Yumiko Nogawa, Kayo Mikimoto, Kyosuke Machida, Takashi Shimura, Shobun Inoue, Hosei Komatsu, Jutaro Hojo, Jotaro Senba, Hiroshi Hijikata, Koichi Mizuhara, Seishiro Hara, Shozo Nanbu, Ichiro Yamamoto, Ryuji Funahashi, Sachio Horikita, Hajime Koshikawa.
Samaritan Zatoichi: Shintaro Katsu, Yoshiko Mita, Makoto Sato, Ko Nishimura, Takyua Fujioka, Chocho Miyako, Akira Shimizu, Ryutaro Gomi, Takeshi Date, Rokko Toura, Ryoichi Tamagawa, Machiko Soga, Osamu Ookawa, Shosaku Sugiyama, Gen Kimura, Yasuhiro Minakami, Akira Moroguchi. Zatoichi meets Yojimbo: Shintaro Katsu, Ayako Wakao, Osamu Takizawa, Masakane Yonekura, Shin Kishida, Kanjuro Arashi, Shigeru Koyama, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, Minori Terada, Hideo Sunazuka, Daigo Kusano, Toshiro Mifune. Zatoichi goes to the fire festival: Shintaro Katsu, Reiko Ohara, Peter, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Ko Nishimura, Ryunosuke Kaneda, Kunie Tanaka, Osami Nabe, Jun Nagasawa, Toshie Shoji, Reiji Shoji, Masayuki Mori, Tatsuya Nakadai.
Zatoichi meets the one-armed swordsman: Shintaro Katsu, Yuko Hama, Koji Nanbara, Michie Terada, Toru Abe, Takamaru Sasaki, Tokue Hanazawa, Shinsuke Minami, Shiro Ito, Mutsuo Totsuka, Jimmy Wang. Zatoichi at large: recited by Katsutaro Tamagawa ; Shintaro Katsu, Hisaya Morishige, Etsushi Takahashi, Naoko Otani, Nikaku Shofukutei, Ikkaku Tanabe, Toshie Shoji, Reiji Shoji, Keizo Kanie, Shigako Shimegi, Takumi Shinjo, Rentaro Mikuni. Zatoichi in desperation: Shintaro Katsu, Kiwako Taichi, Kyoko Yoshizawa, Joji Takagi, Asao Koike, Masumi Harukawa, Naoe Fushimi, Yoshihiko Aoyama, Shuji Otaki, Jukei Fujioka, Shinkan Koume, Terou Matsuyama, Kazuko Tajima, Rokku Furukawa, Katsuo Nakamur.
Zatoichi's conspiracy: Shintaro Katsu, Yukiyo Toake, Takashi Shimura, Kei Sato, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Tatsuo Endo, Shiro Kishibe, Rie Yokoyama, Gen Takamori, Naoyuki Asahina, Osamu Sakai, Eiji Okada.
Target Audience: Rating: Not rated.
Description: 27 videodiscs (2197 min.) : DVD video, Blu-ray, sound, black and white, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (95 pages : color illustrations ; 17 x 19 cm).
Details: DVD; NTSC; region 1; 2.35:1 aspect ratio; monaural.; Blu-ray; enhanced for widescreen (16:9) presentation; requires Blu-ray player.
Contents: part 1. discs 1-3. Zatōichi monogatari = Tale of Zatoichi (1962 ; 96 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; produced by Ikuo Kubodera ; screenplay by Minoru Inuzuka ; directed by Kenji Misumi --
Zoku Zatōichi monogatari = Tale of Zatoichi continues (1962 ; 72 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; produced by Ikuo Kubodera ; screenplay by Minoru Inuzuka ; directed by Kazuo Mori --
Shin Zatōichi monogatari = New tale of Zatoichi (1963 ; 91 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; produced by Ikuo Kubodera ; screenplay by Minoru Inuzuka and Kikuo Umebayashi ; directed by Tokuzo Tanaka. part 2. discs 4-6. Zatōichi kyōjō-tabi = Zatoichi the fugitive (1963 ; 86 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; produced by Ikuo Kubodera ; screenplay by Seiji Hoshikawa ; directed by Tokuzo Tanaka --
Zatōichi kenka tabi = Zatoichi on the road (1963 ; 87 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; produced by Ikuo Kubodera ; screenplay by Minoru Inuzuka ; directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda --
Zatōichi shenryo-kubi = Zatoichi and the chest of gold (1964 ; 82 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; produced by Shozabura Asai ; screenplay by Shozaburo Asai and Akikazu Ota ; directed by Kazuo Ikehiro. part 3. discs 7-9. Zatōichi abare-dako = Zatoichi's flashing sword (1964 ; 82 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; produced by Ikuo Kubodera ; screenplay by Minoru Inuzuka and Shozaburo Asai ; directed by Kazuo Ikehiro --
Zatōichi kessho-tabi = Fight, Zatoichi, fight (1964 ; 87 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; produced by Tomio Takamori, Sadao Zaizen ; screenplay by Seiji Hoshikawa, Tetsuro Yoshida, Masaatsu Matsumura ; directed by Kenji Misumi --
Zatōichi sekisho yaburi = Adventures of Zatoichi (1964 ; 86 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; produced and screenplay by Shozaburo Asai ; directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda. part 4. discs 10-12. Zatoichi nidan-giri = Zatoichi's revenge (1965 ; 83 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; screenplay by Minoru Inuzuka ; directed by Akira Inoue --
Zatōichi sakategiri = Zatoichi and the doomed man (1965 ; 77 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; produced by Sadao Zaizen ; screenplay by Shozaburo Asai ; directed by Kazuo Mori --
Zatoichi jigoku tabi = Zatoichi and the chess expert (1965 ; 87 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; produced by Hisashi Okuda ; screenplay by Daisuke Ito ; directed by Kenji Misumi. part 5. discs 13-15. Zatōichi no uta ga kikoeru = Zatoichi's vengeance (1966 ; 82 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; produced by Ikuo Kubodera ; screenplay by Hajime Takaiwa ; directed by Tokuzo Tanaka --
Zatōichi umi o wataru = Zatoichi's pilgrimage (1966 ; 82 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; produced by Ikuo Kubodera ; screenplay by Kaneto Shindo ; directed by Kazuo Ikehiro --
Zatōichi tekka tabi = Zatoichi's cane sword (1967 ; 93 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; produced by Ikuo Kubodera ; screenplay by Ryozo Kasahara ; directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda. part 6. discs 16-18. Zatōichi rōyaburi = Zatoichi the outlaw (1967 ; 95 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; Katsu Productions ; produced by Masaichi Nagata ; screenplay by Takehiro Nakajima, Koji Matsumoto, Kiyokata Saruwaka ; directed by Satsuo Yamamoto --
Zatōichi chikemuri kaidō = Zatoichi challenged (1967 ; 86 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; produced by Ikuo Kubodera ; screenplay by Ryozo Kasahara ; directed by Kenji Misumi --
Zatōichi hatashijō = Zatoichi and the fugitives (1968 ; 82 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; produced by Ikuo Kubodera ; screenplay by Kinya Naoi ; directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda. part 6. discs 16-18. Zatōichi rōyaburi = Zatoichi the outlaw (1967 ; 95 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; Katsu Productions ; produced by Masaichi Nagata ; screenplay by Takehiro Nakajima, Koji Matsumoto, Kiyokata Saruwaka ; directed by Satsuo Yamamoto --
Zatōichi chikemuri kaidō = Zatoichi challenged (1967 ; 86 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; produced by Ikuo Kubodera ; screenplay by Ryozo Kasahara ; directed by Kenji Misumi --
Zatōichi hatashijō = Zatoichi and the fugitives (1968 ; 82 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; produced by Ikuo Kubodera ; screenplay by Kinya Naoi ; directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda. part 7. discs 19-21. Zatōichi kenka-daiko = Samaritan Zatoichi (1968 ; 82 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; produced by Hisakazu Tsuji ; screenplay by Kiyokata Saruwaka, Hisashi Sugiura, Tetsuro Yoshida ; directed by Kenji Misumi --
Zatōichi to yōjinbō = Zatoichi meets Yojimbo (1970 ; 115 min.) / a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; a Katsu Productions film ; produced by Shintaro Katsu and Hiroyoshi Nishioka ; screenplay by Kihachi Okamoto and Tetsuro Yoshida ; directed by Kihachi Okamoto --
Zatōichi abare-himatsuri = Zatoichi goes to the fire festival (1970 ; 96 min.) / Dainichi Distribution presents ; a Daiei Co. Ltd. production ; a Katsu Productions film ; produced by Shintaro Katsu ; screenplay by Shintaro Katsu, Takayuki Yamada ; directed by Kenji Misumi. part 8. discs 22-24. Shin Zatōichi yabure! Tojin-ken = Zatoichi meets the one-armed swordsman (1971 ; 94 min) / Toho Co., Ltd. ; a Katsu Productions film ; produced by Shintaro Katsu ; screenplay by Kimiyoshi Yasuda, Takayuki Yamada ; directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda --
Zatôichi goyô-tabi = Zatoichi at large (1973 ; 90 min.) / Toho Co., Ltd. ; a Katsu Productions film ; produced by Shintaro Katsu and Yoshinobu Nishioka ; screenplay by Kinya Naoi ; directed by Kazuo Mori --
Shin Zatōichi monogatari oreta tsue = Zatoichi in desperation (1972 ; 95 min.) / Toho Co., Ltd. ; a Katsu Productions film ; produced by Shintaro Katsu, Hiroyoshi Nishioka ; screenplay by Minoru Inuzuka ; directed by Shintaro Katsu. part 9. discs 25-27. Shin Zatōichi monogatari kasama no chimatsuri = Zatoichi's conspiracy (1973 ; 88 min.) / Toho Co., Ltd. ; a Katsu Productions film ; produced by Shintaro Katsu, Hiroyoshi Nishioka ; screenplay by Yoshiko Hattori ; directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda --
The blind swordsman (behind the scenes, about the films ; 58 min.); Director interview (John Nathan on The blind swordsman ; 18 min.) --
Supplements.
Series Title: Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs), 679.; Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 679.
Other Titles: Tale of Zatoichi.
New Tale of Zatoichi.
Zatoichi the Fugitive.
Zatoichi on the Road.
Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold.
Zatoichi's Flashing Sword.
Fight, Zatoichi, Fight.
Adventures of Zatoichi.
Zatoichi's revenge.
Zatoichi and the Doomed Man.
Zatoichi and the Chess Expert.
Zatoichi's Vengeance.
Zatoichi's Pilgrimage.
Zatoichi's Cane Sword.
Zatoichi the Outlaw.
Zatoichi Challenged.
Zatoichi and the Fugitives.
Samritan Zatoichi.
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo.
Zatoichi goes to the Fire Festival.
Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman.
Zatoichi at Large.
Zatoichi in Desperation.
Zatoichi's Conspiracy.
Blind swordsman
Responsibility: the Criterion Collection ; Janus Films.

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The colossally popular Zatoichi films make up the longest-running action series in Japanese history and created one of the screen's great heroes: an itinerant blind masseur who also happens to be a lightning-fast swordsman. Features the string of twenty-five Zatoichi films made between 1962 and 1973, starring Shintaro Katsu, collected in one package for the first time.

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schema:bookEdition"Dual-format Blu-ray and DVD special edition."
schema:contentRating"Rating: Not rated."
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schema:birthDate"1929"
schema:deathDate"1992,"
schema:familyName"Wakayama"
schema:givenName"Tomisaburō"
schema:name"若山富三郎, 1929-1992,"
schema:name"Wakayama, Tomisaburō, 1929-1992,"
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schema:datePublished"2013"
schema:description"The colossally popular Zatoichi films make up the longest-running action series in Japanese history and created one of the screen's great heroes: an itinerant blind masseur who also happens to be a lightning-fast swordsman. Features the string of twenty-five Zatoichi films made between 1962 and 1973, starring Shintaro Katsu, collected in one package for the first time."
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schema:genre"Film adaptations."
schema:genre"Fiction films."
schema:genre"Feature films."
schema:genre"Drama"
schema:genre"Action and adventure films."
schema:genre"Swashbuckler films."
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schema:name"Blind swordsman"
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