November 20, 2009

Zatoichi, the Fugitive by Tokuzo Tanaka

 

Zatoichi, the Fugitive (Zatoichi kyojo-tabi)

1963, 86 min., 35 mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles.

Directed by Tokuzo Tanaka.

With Shintaro Katsu, Miwa Takada, Misayo Banri, Junichiro Narita, Katsuhiko Kobayashi.

 

As the iconic blind masseur Zatoichi, Katsu enters this fourth--and one of the most acclaimed--episode of the saga with a bounty on his head. Soon he is up to his neck slicing and dicing through a throng of yakuza thugs, fending off a long-lost love and battling a ruthless rogue samurai for hire.

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