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Zatoichi at Large

1h 28m

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  • Zatoichi in Desperation

    ZATOICHI #24
    Directed by Shintaro Katsu • 1972 • Japan

    Star Shintaro Katsu sits in the director’s chair for this psychedelic and unremittingly bleak entry in the Zatoichi series, which is unlike any other in its grind-house grimness. A tale of innocence corrupted by sadistic, sleazy criminality,...

  • Zatoichi’s Conspiracy

    ZATOICHI #25
    Directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda • 1973 • Japan

    Everything comes full circle when Zatoichi returns to his hometown. Unfortunately, he finds that a childhood friend has become a feared crime lord, keeping the locals in debt and bilking them of their rice. Capping off Zatoichi’s feature f...

  • John Nathan on ZATOICHI

    The following is a 2013 interview with filmmaker and Japanese-culture scholar John Nathan, who shares his memories of actor and filmmaker Shintaro Katsu, star of the ZATOICHI series.