Zatoichi, the Fugitive
座頭市兇状旅 (Zatoichi kyojo-tabi)
Friday, January 22, 2010
1963, 86 min., 35 mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Tokuzo Tanaka. With Shintaro Katsu, Miwa Takada, Masayo Banri, Junichiro Narita, Katsuhiko Kobayashi. Print courtesy of Janus Films.
Zatoichi, the Fugitive is one of the classiest Samurai films ever to emerge from Japan.
– Luther Manning, DVD CULT
As the iconic blind masseur Zatoichi, Katsu enters this fourth episode of the saga—one of the most acclaimed—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 ronin for hire.
Part of the Monthly Classic Series:
The Double Edged Sword:
The Chambara Films of Shintaro Katsu & Raizo Ichikawa
$11/$7 members, students & seniors
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