Zatoichi 4: The Fugitive
Zatoichi 4 - The Fugitive
Theatrical poster to Zatoichi 4: The Fugitive
Directed by Tokuzō Tanaka
Produced by Masaichi Nagata
Written by Novel:
Kan Shimozawa
Seiji Hoshikawa
Music by Akira Ifukube
Cinematography Chishi Makiura
Distributed by Daiei
Released August 10, 1963
Running time 86 min.
Preceded by Zatoichi 3: New Tale of Zatoichi
Followed by Zatoichi 5: On The Road
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Zatoichi 4: The Fugitive (座頭市兇状旅 Zatoichi kyojo tabi) is a 1963 film based on Kan Shimozawa's novels, directed by Tokuzō Tanaka and starring Shintarō Katsu as Zatoichi the blind swordsman. Zatoichi 4: The Fugitive is the fourth entry in the popular, long-running Zatoichi series.


Release historyEdit

Zatoichi 4 dvd

Cover to the US DVD release of Zatoichi 4: The Fugitive

Zatoichi 4: The Fugitive was released theatrically on August 10, 1963.[3] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1992, and in DVD format in 2003 both as a single and as part of a box set.[4] Home Vision Entertainment released it on DVD in the US on October 22, 2002.[5]




External linksEdit


  1. "座頭市兇状旅" (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  2. Zatoichi kyojo tabi (1963) at the Internet Movie Database
  3. "座頭市兇状旅" (in Japanese). Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  4. "座頭市兇状旅(1963)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  5. Wallis, John (November 3, 2002). Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman, Vol. 4 - The Fugitive at DVD Talk.

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