Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman

Criterion

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman

Regular price $230.00

The colossally popular Zatoichi films make up the longest-running action series in Japanese history and created one of the screen’s great heroes: an itinerant blind masseur who also happens to be a lightning-fast swordsman. As this iconic figure, the charismatic and earthy Shintaro Katsu became an instant superstar, lending a larger-than-life presence to the thrilling adventures of a man who lives staunchly by a code of honor and delivers justice in every town and village he enters. The films that feature him are variously pulse-pounding, hilarious, stirring, and completely off-the-wall. This deluxe set features the string of twenty-five Zatoichi films made between 1962 and 1973, collected in one package for the first time.

Spine #679

Films in this set:

The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)

The Tale of Zatoichi Continues (1962)

New Tale of Zatoichi (1963)

Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963)

Zatoichi on the Road (1963)

Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964)

Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964)

Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964)

Adventures of Zatoichi (1964)

Zatoichi's Revenge (1965)

Zatoichi and the Doomed Man (1965)

Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (1965)

Zatoichi's Vengeance (1966)

Zatoichi's Pilgrimage (1966)

Zatoichi's Cane Sword (1967)

Zatoichi the Outlaw (1967)

Zatoichi Challanged (1967)

Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)

Samaritan Zatoichi (1968)

Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)

Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)

Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971)

Zatoichi at Large (1972)

Zatoichi in Desperation (1972)

Zatoichi Conspiracy (1973)