The Zatoichi Films Films
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The Zatoichi Films

These are the original 26 Zatoichi films starring Shintaro Katsu. I also recommend picking up Tokyo Shock's release of the first season of the T.V series,"Tales of Zatoichi". There were 4 T.V seasons in all. I'm still hoping Tokyo Shock will dig up the rest someday.

Update: SamuraiDVD.com has released the entire second season of "Tales of Zatoichi" on DVD. 29 episodes in 10 volumes never seen outside of Japan. Don't know how they did this but they are my heroes. If you are a fan of this series you are required to pick these up. Cheers
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    Tale Of Zatoichi 1962 This first Zatoichi film is a great introduction to the character. Shintaru Katsu was a gifted ...

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    Zatoichi's Cane Sword 1967 Zatoichi comes upon the town of Tonda, overrun by gangsters. Using one of his favorite ...

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    Fight Zatoichi Fight 1964 Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman returning home with her baby. When ...

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    Zatoichi: On the Road 1963 Blind swordsman/masseuer Ichi (or "Zatoichi") is asked by a dying man to deliver the ...

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    New Tale of Zatoichi 1963 Blind masseur and master swordsman, Zatoichi, is tired of killing. He journeys to his old ...

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    Zatoichi and the Chess Expert 1965 Zatoichi makes friends with a dangerous chess player, while fending off angry yakuza and ...

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    Zatoichi's Pilgrimage 1966 If not exceptional, a good and sometimes strange entry in the Zatôichi series.After two ...

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    Zatoichi: Darkness is his Ally 1989 Shintaro Katsu first portrayed the blind swordsman Zatoichi in 1962 in the film The Tale of ...

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    Zatoichi and the Doomed Man 1965 Blind swordsman Zatoichi, jailed briefly, is implored by another prisoner to aid him in ...

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    Zatoichi's Flashing Sword 1964 Blind masseur Zatoichi is nursed back to health by a young woman after he is shot by a gang ...

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    Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold 1964 In the 1840s, Ichi, blind masseur and quick-draw swordsman, travels to the village of Itakura ...

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    Zatoichi's Revenge 1965 Itinerant masseur and master swordsman, the blind Zatoichi, is near the village of his ...

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    Zatoichi in Desperation 1972 Zatoichi in Desperation is the most somber and darkest Zatoichi film that I have seen in the ...

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    Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo 1970 With a price on his head, Ichi seeks tranquillity in a favorite village. Since his last visit, ...

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    Zatoichi at Large 1972 Blind masseur and master swordsman Zatoichi finds a robbed and fatally wounded pregnant woman, ...

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    Zatoichi: Festival of Fire 1970 'Zatoichi At The Fire Festival' was the 21st entry in the popular martial arts series that ...

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    Zatoichi the Outlaw 1967 One of my favorites of the entire series. Zatoichi helps a Yakuza boss by k*****g his rival ...

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    Tale of Zatoichi Continues 1962 Blind swordsman/masseur Zatoichi is pursued by the retainers of a lord who fear that he will ...

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    Zatoichi the Fugitive 1963 Blind swordsman/masseur Ichi (known as Zatoichi, or "Masseur Ichi") angers a local ...

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    Zatoichi Meets the One Armed Swordsman 1971 One of the more accessible films in the series due to its simpler story (two heroes ally ...

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    Adventures of Zatoichi 1964 Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman looking for her father, a village ...

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    Samaritan Zatoichi 1968 Zatoichi is forced to kill a young man who owes a debt to a yakuza boss. Moments later, his ...

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    Zatoichi and the Fugitives 1968 Blind masseur and master swordsman Zatoichi becomes involved with a gang of bandits hiding out ...

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    Zatoichi Challenged 1967 Ichi is staying at an inn when a woman dies. Her dying wish is that Ichi take her son to his ...

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    new! Zatoichi's Vengeance 1966 Zatoichi comes upon a dying man who asks him to give a bag of money to "Taichi".

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    Zatoichi's Conspiracy 1973 Zatoichi, the famed blind swordsman, returns to his home village for the first time in many ...

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