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cover: Zatoichi: 03 New Tale of Zatoichi

Zatoichi: 03 New Tale of Zatoichi

Director(s): Tokuzo Tanaka

Theatrical Release: 1963

Cast: Shintaro Katsu, Mikiko Tsubouchi, Seizaburo Kawazu, Fujio Suga

Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, martial arts, samurai, classic

Countries: Japan


Location in store: Checkout Counter > International binder

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Running Time: 91m.

In this classic samurai tale, Zatoichi (Shintaro Katsu) is a legendary swordsman whose feats of skill and cunning are all the more remarkable for the fact he cannot see. Zatoichi has tired of the warrior's life, and has returned to the village of his birth in search of peace and tranquility. Meanwhile, Zatoichi's former mentor Banno has arranged for his sister Yayoi to marry a wealthy samurai, but when Zatoichi and Yoyoi meet, they quickly fall in love. Banno, however, refuses to grant his old student his sister's hand, leading to an ugly confrontation. But Zatoichi's love life is hardly his only problem; some time ago, he killed a corrupt politician, and now the man's brother has sworn vengeance against him. Mark Deming (allmovie.com)



One of the most popular characters in Japanese popular culture, the blind swordsman Zatoichi comes to DVD with the film New Tale of Zatoichi. The movie comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The Japanese soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a gallery of production stills. This is a fine release from Home Vision that is especially recommended to any fan of the series. Perry Seibert (allmovie.com)



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