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Rent Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1973)

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Synopsis:
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. As this iconic figure, the charismatic and earthy Shintaro Katsu became an instant superstar, lending a larger-than-life presence to the thrilling adventures of a man who lives staunchly by a code of honour and delivers justice in every town and village he enters. The films that feature him are variously pulse pounding, hilarious, stirring, and completely off-the-wall. This deluxe set features the string of twenty-five Zatoichi films made between 1962 and 1973.
Actors:
, , Eiko Taki, Masako Akeboshi, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Directors:
, , Tokuzô Tanaka, , , , , ,
Producers:
Ikuo Kubodera, Masaichi Nagata, Hiroshi Ozawa, Hisakazu Tsuji, Shintarô Katsu, Ming Huang, Yoshinobu Nishioka
Writers:
Shôzaburô Asai, Kan Shimozawa, Minoru Inuzuka, Akikazu Ota, Daisuke Itô, Hajime Takaiwa, Kaneto Shindô, Koji Matsumoto, Takehiro Nakajima, Kiyokata Saruwaka, Ryôzô Kasahara, Kinya Naoi, Hisashi Sugiura, Tetsurô Yoshida, Kihachi Okamoto, Shintarô Katsu, Takayuki Yamada, Kimiyoshi Yasuda, Yoshi Hattori
Aka:
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman: The Criterion Collection
Studio:
Criterion Collection
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
Countries:
Japan, Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/11/2018
Run Time:
2190 minutes
Languages:
Japanese LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Various
Colour:
Colour and B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • 'The Blind Swordsman', a 1978 documentary about Zatoichi portrayer and filmmaker Shintaro Katsu, along with a new interview with its director, John Nathan
  • Interview with Asian-film critic Tony Rayns
  • Trailers for All Twenty-Five Films
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following Films:
1. The Tale of Zatoichi
2. The Tale of Zatoichi Continues
3. New Tale of Zatoichi
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following Films:
4. Zatoichi The Fugitive
5. Zatoichi on the Road
6. Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following Films:
7. Zatoichi's Flashing Sword
8. Fight, Zatoichi, Fight
9. Adventures of Zatoichi
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following Films:
10. Zatoichi's Revenge
11. Zatoichi and the Doomed Man
12. Zatoichi and the Chess Expert
Disc 5:
This disc includes the following Films:
13. Zatoichi's Vengeance
14. Zatoichi's Pilgrimage
15. Zatoichi's Cane Sword
Disc 6:
This disc includes the following Films:
16. Zatoichi the Outlaw
17. Zatoichi Challenged
18. Zatoichi and the Fugitives
Disc 7:
This disc includes the following Films:
19. Samaritan Zatoichi
20. Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo
21. Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival
Disc 8:
This disc includes the following Films:
22. Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman
23. Zatoichi at Large
24. Zatoichi in Desperation
Disc 9:
This disc includes the following Films:
25. Zatoichi's Conspiracy
- Special Features

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