Zatôichi Meets Yojimbo

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After a two-year absence from screens, the blind swordsman returns in one of his best adventures. Zatoichi treks to a village that has always been a favorite spot of his, only to discover that it’s become a living hell, plagued by feuding father and... read more
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After a two-year absence from screens, the blind swordsman returns in one of his best adventures. Zatoichi treks to a village that has always been a favorite spot of his, only to discover that it’s become a living hell, plagued by feuding father and son yakuza as well as the younger crime boss’s bodyguard—Toshiro Mifune’s scruffy, smart-mouthed, cash-hungry Yojimbo of legend. This is the sole Zatoichi effort from celebrated director Kihachi Okamoto, who supplies satirical vision and stylistic panache worthy of the two iconic characters at the film’s center.

Original Release

01/15/1970

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Cast

Shintarô Katsu Zatoichi
Ayako Wakao Umeno
Osamu Takizawa Yasuke Eboshiya
Masakane Yonekura Boss Masagoro (as Sakatoshi Masakane)
Shin Kishida Kuzuryu
Kanjûrô Arashi Hyoroku
Toshiyuki Hosokawa Sanaemon Goto
Shigeru Kôyama Jinzaburo Wakiya (as Shigeru Kamiyama)
Minoru Terada
Hideo Sunazuka
(see additional cast & crew)
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