Zatoichi: Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo
Original Title: Zatôichi to Yôjinbô
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1970
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 737187-004575
Running time: 1:56 (116 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Black & White, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: March 27, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#603)
Status: Available
Purchase date: July 04, 2009
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Two of Japan's legendary actors star in this classic tale of greed and misfortune. Zatoichi the Blind Masseur (Katsu Shintaro) revisits a village he has fond memories of, only to find that much has changed. Drought and famine have caused the village to fall into the hands of the evil Kobotoke Clan, run by Eboshiya Yasuke's eldest son Masagoro. Eboshiya's other son has married into the respectable family that runs the Shogunate Mint.

The respectable son is debasing the coinage, the father is hiding the loot, and the eldest son is trying to steal it from them both with the help of a wandering Yojimbo (bodyguard) named Sasa Daisaku (Mifune Toshiro). Zatoichi's keen intuition leads him to the center of the conspiracy and ignites the family feud. Swords will slash, battles will rage, and blood will flow when ZATOICHI MEETS YOJIMBO!
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Genres
Action
Adventure
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Toho
Media Companies:
 • AnimEigo
Audio format
Japanese  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Tags
Asia
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Production Notes/Bios
Crew
Direction
Kihachi Okamoto....Director
Writing
Kihachi Okamoto....Original Material By
Kan Shimozawa....Original Material By
Tetsuro Yoshida....Original Material By
Production
Shintar˘ Katsu....Producer
Cinematography
Kazuo Miyagawa....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Toshio Taniguchi....Film Editor
Music
Akira Ifukube....Composer
Sound
Taro Hayashido....Sound Editor
Y˘ Kurashima....Sound Editor
Art
Yoshinobu Nishioka....Art Director
Cast
Shintar˘ Katsu....Zatoichi
Ayako Wakao....Umeno
Osamu Takizawa....Yasuke Eboshiya
Masakane Yonekura....Masagoro
Shin Kishida....Kuzuryu
Kanjuro Arashi....Hyoroku
Toshiyuki Hosokawa....Sanaemon Goto
Shigeru K˘yama....Jinzaburo Wakiya
Minoru Terada
Hideo Sunazuka
Daigo Kusano
Fujio Tsuneda
Gen Kimura
Hiroshi Tanaka
Hiroto Kimura
Ryutaro Itsumi
Yuuji Hamada
Kazu Echikawa
Gen Kuroki
Junshiro Araseki
Yoko Netsuda
Toshir˘ Mifune....Yojimbo