Akira Inoue

Zatoichi's Revenge

Zatoichi's Revenge

Nearing the village of his sensei, Zatoichi decides to pay the teacher a visit, only to learn that he has been murdered and his daughter forced into prostitution. Ichi’s investigation into these injustices uncovers a corrupt alliance between government officials and criminals, putting the blind swordsman on a bloody path of retribution in one of the series’ darkest entries.

Film Info

  • Akira Inoue
  • Japan
  • 1965
  • 83 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • Japanese

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Collector's Set

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman

Blu-Ray Box Set

9 Discs

Ships Nov 8, 2018

$159.96

Zatoichi's Revenge
Cast
Shintaro Katsu
Zatoichi
Norihei Miki
Denroku
Mikiko Tsubouchi
Osayo
Takeshi Kato
Koheita Kadokura
Fujio Harumoto
Isoda
Sachiko Kobayashi
Tsuru
Sonosuke Sawamura
Boss Tatsugoro
Gen Kimura
Jingo Odate
Credits
Director
Akira Inoue
Original story by
Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay
Minoru Inuzuka
Cinematography
Fujio Morita
Edited by
Hiroshi Yamada
Original music
Akira Ifukube
Art direction
Yoshinobu Nishioka

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