Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold Film Still

Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold

Kazuo Ikehiro

 
  • Japan
  • 1964
  • 82 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • Japanese
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After arriving in a small village, Zatoichi finds himself accused of stealing the citizens’ hefty tax payments. To clear his name, he must face off against a corrupt official, a succession of hired blades, and a bullwhip-wielding titan, played by star Shintaro Katsu’s brother Tomisaburo Wakayama. This sixth installment of the increasingly popular and prestigious Zatoichi series features ravishing visuals by Rashomon cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa.

Credits

DirectorKazuo Ikehiro
Produced byShozaburo Asai
Original story byKan Shimozawa
ScreenplayShozaburo Asai and Akikazu Ota
CinematographyKazuo Miyagawa
Edited byTakashi Taniguchi
Original musicIchiro Saito
Art directionYoshinobu Nishioka

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Film Essays

Zatoichi_current_thumbnail

On the Road with Zatoichi

By Geoffrey O'Brien November 25, 2013

He massages, he gambles, and he’s great with a blade. Who is this blind swordsman, anyway? Read more »

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