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Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold
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Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold

座頭市千両首 (Zatoichi Senryo-kubi)

Friday, April 20, 7 PM

© 1964 KADOKAWA

Film · Kazuo Miyagawa
Friday, April 20, 7 PM

In this sixth installment of the popular Zatoichi film series, the blind masseur is mistakenly accused of stealing a large sum of tax payments belonging to poor villagers. To clear his name, he sets out to find the actual thieves. Both working on the Zatoichi series for the first time, director Kazuo Ikehiro and Miyagawa inject a hefty dose of style with impressive visuals, including a flashy opening credit sequence and an unforgettable final showdown between Shintaro Katsu's Zatoichi and a sadistic rival swordsman played by Katsu's brother Tomisaburo Wakayama.

1964, 83 min., 35mm, color, in Japanese with live English subtitles. Directed by Kazuo Ikehiro. With Shintaro Katsu, Mikiko Tsubouchi, Machiko Hasegawa, Tomisaburo Wakayama.


Part of Kazuo Miyagawa: Japan's Greatest Cinematographer

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