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The Tale of Zatoichi
1962-04-18
tt0056714
Japan
Japanese
95 min
1 nomination.

Descrizione

An impoverished blind masseur becomes a mercenary swordsman, to gain basic respect. The first of novelist Kan Shimozawa's Zatoichi series: 26 films, a TV series and a play, all but two starring controversial singer/producer/director Shintaro Katsu. First of six Zatoichi films directed by Kenji Misumi. The shrewd Zatoichi targets a yakuza-controlled village, because war with a neighboring town's smaller gang is brewing. The broke ex-masseur "Ichi" immediately wins big, by taking advantage of local bakuto's cheating, after they scoff at his asking to join a dice game. The larger horde, who have been given carte blanche by the local governor, summoned Zatoichi. Zatoichi hates the fact that he's become an outlaw, so he strikes up a friendship with the other gang's honorable hired samurai, who has TB.

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Dettagli

Kenji Misumi
Director

Minoru Inuzuka
Screenplay

Ikuo Kubodera
Executive Producer

Akira Ifukube
Original Music Composer

Akira Naitô
Production Design

Chikashi Makiura
Director of Photography

Kanji Suganuma
Editor

Mitsuru Tanabe
Production Manager

Toshiaki Kunihara
Assistant Director

Iwao Ôtani
Sound Recordist

Kan Shimosawa
Original Story