Zatoichi 11: Zatoichi and the Doomed Man
Zatoichi 11 - Zatoichi and the Doomed Man
Theatrical poster to Zatoichi 11: Zatoichi and the Doomed Man
Directed by Kazuo Mori
Written by Novels:
Kan Shimozawa
Shōzaburō Asai
Music by Seitarō Ōmori
Cinematography Hiroshi Imai
Distributed by Daiei
Released September 18, 1965
Running time 88 min.
Preceded by Zatoichi 10: Zatoichi's Revenge
Followed by Zatoichi 12: Zatoichi and the Chess Expert
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Zatoichi 11: Zatoichi and the Doomed Man (座頭市逆手斬り Zatōichi sakate-giri) is a 1965 film based on Kan Shimozawa's novels, directed by Kazuo Mori and starring Shintarō Katsu as Zatoichi the blind swordsman. Zatoichi 11: Zatoichi and the Doomed Man is the eleventh entry in the popular, long-running Zatoichi series.

Plot Summary Edit

While in jail for illegal gambling, Zatoichi meets a man about to be executed for a crime he didn't commit. The man begs Zatoichi to set things straight for him.


Release historyEdit

Zatoichi 11

Cover to the US DVD release of Zatoichi 11: Zatoichi and the Doomed Man

Zatoichi 11: Zatoichi and the Doomed Man was released theatrically on September 18, 1965.[3] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1984 and 1992, and in DVD format in 2003 as a single and as part of a box set.[4] Home Vision Entertainment released it on DVD in the US on August 19, 2003.[5]




External linksEdit


  1. "座頭市逆手斬り" (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
  2. Zatoichi sakate giri (1965) at the Internet Movie Database
  3. "座頭市逆手斬り" (in Japanese). Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2010-08-22.
  4. "座頭市逆手斬り (1965)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-08-22.
  5. Wallis, John (August 25, 2003). Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman, Vol. 11- Zatoichi and the Doomed Man at DVD Talk.

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