Zatoichi 5: On The Road
Zatoichi 5
US DVD cover
Directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Produced by Ikuro Kubokawa
Written by Novels:
Kan Shimozawa
Minoru Inuzuka
Music by Akira Ifukube
Cinematography Shozo Honda
Distributed by Daiei
Released November 30, 1963
Running time 85 min.
Preceded by Zatoichi 4: The Fugitive
Followed by Zatoichi 6: Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold
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JMDb profile

Zatoichi 5: On The Road (座頭市喧嘩旅 Zatoichi kenka-tabi) is a 1963 film based on Kan Shimozawa's novels, directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda and starring Shintarō Katsu as Zatoichi the blind swordsman. On The Road is the fifth entry in the popular, long-running Zatoichi series.



Zatoichi 5: On The Road was released theatrically on November 30, 1963.[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 October 22, 2002.[5]




External linksEdit


  1. "座頭市喧嘩旅" (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  2. Zatôichi kenka-tabi (1963) at the Internet Movie Database
  3. "座頭市喧嘩旅" (in Japanese). Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  4. "座頭市喧嘩旅(1963)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  5. Wallis, John (November 3, 2002). Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman, Vol. 5 - On The Road at DVD Talk.

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