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The Tale of Zatoichi

1h 36m

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  • The Tale of Zatoichi Continues

    ZATOICHI #2
    Directed by Kazuo Mori • 1962 • Japan

    THE TALE OF ZATOICHI proved so popular that a follow-up went into production the same year. Here, Zatoichi is hired to give a massage to a powerful political official who, he discovers, is mentally ill, a secret that the nobleman’s retinue is det...

  • New Tale of Zatoichi

    ZATOICHI #3
    Directed by Tokuzo Tanaka • 1963 • Japan

    Zatoichi is back, and in color! Hoping to leave violence behind, the blind masseur wanders to a village, where he meets an old friend fallen on hard times. With a corrupt clan leader squeezing citizens dry and the brother of a past nemesis out...

  • Zatoichi the Fugitive

    ZATOICHI #4
    Directed by Tokuzo Tanaka • 1963 • Japan

    Zatoichi triumphs at a village wrestling match, much to the chagrin of his yakuza opponents. The defeated gang members pay a hotheaded ronin to take out the masseur; unbeknownst to them, the hired assassin is married to a former flame of Zatoi...