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Zatoichi: The Tale of Zatoichi
Zatoichi The Tale of Zatoichi
Theatrical poster to Zatoichi: The Tale of Zatoichi
Directed by Kenji Misumi
Produced by Ikuo Kubodera
Written by Short Story:
Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay:
Minoru Inuzuka
Music by Akira Ifukube
Cinematography Chishi Makiura
Editing by Kanji Suganuma
Distributed by Daiei
Released April 18, 1962
Running time 96 min.
Followed by Zatoichi 2: The Tale of Zatoichi Continues
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Zatoichi: The Tale of Zatoichi (座頭市物語 Zatōichi monogatari) aka Life and Opinion of Masseur Ichi,[1] and Blind Swordsman[2] is a 1962 film directed by Kenji Misumi and starring Shintarō Katsu as Zatoichi the blind swordsman. Zatoichi: The Tale of Zatoichi is the first entry in the popular, long-running Zatoichi series.

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Zatoichi - The Tale of Zatoichi 2

Alternate poster to Zatoichi: The Tale of Zatoichi

Release historyEdit

Zatoichi1 dvd

Cover to the 2002 US DVD release of Zatoichi: The Tale of Zatoichi

Zatoichi: The Tale of Zatoichi was released theatrically on April 18, 1962.[4] In Japan, the film has been released to home video on videotape format in 1984 and 1992, and on DVD in 2003 and in 2007 as part of a box set.[5] Home Vision Entertainment released it on DVD in the US on May 14, 2002.[6]

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NotesEdit

  1. "座頭市物語" (in Japanese). Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2010-08-20.
  2. ZATO ICHI MONOGATARI at the Complete Index to World Film
  3. "座頭市物語" (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-08-20.
  4. "座頭市物語" (in Japanese). Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2010-08-20.
  5. "座頭市物語(1962)" (in Japanese). allcinema.net. Retrieved 2010-08-20.
  6. Wallis, John (May 20, 2002). Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman, Vol. 1 - The Tale of Zatochi at DVD Talk.

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