Zatoichi in Desperation

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  • NR
Star Shintaro Katsu sits in the director’s chair for this psychedelic and unremittingly bleak entry in the Zatoichi series, which is unlike any other in its grind-house grimness. A tale of innocence corrupted by sadistic, sleazy criminality, the film... read more
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Star Shintaro Katsu sits in the director’s chair for this psychedelic and unremittingly bleak entry in the Zatoichi series, which is unlike any other in its grind-house grimness. A tale of innocence corrupted by sadistic, sleazy criminality, the film is propelled by Easy Rider–esque editing and a trippy seventies funk score by Kunihiko Murai.

Original Release

09/02/1972

US Release

02/21/1973

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Cast

Shintarô Katsu Zatoichi
Kiwako Taichi Nishikigi
Kyoko Yoshizawa Kaede
Yasuhiro Koume Shinkichi
Katsuo Nakamura Ushimatsu
Joji Takagi Tokiwa Kamijo / Kamijo
Masumi Harukawa Ohama
Asao Koike Boss Mangoro Kagiya / Boss Mangoro
Naoe Fushimi Old Woman
Yoshihiko Aoyama Tokujiro Awa
(see additional cast & crew)
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