Zatoichi 6: Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold
Zatoichi 6
US DVD cover
Directed by Kazuo Ikehiro
Produced by Hiroshi Ozawa
Written by Novels:
Kan Shimozawa
Shozaburo Asai
Akikazu Ota
Music by Ichiro Saito
Cinematography Kazuo Miyagawa
Distributed by Daiei
Released March 14, 1964
Running time 83 min.
Preceded by Zatoichi 5: On The Road
Followed by Zatoichi 7: Zatoichi's Flashing Sword
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JMDb profile

Zatoichi 6: Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (座頭市千両首 Zatoichi senryo-kubi) aka Zatoichi: A Thousand Dollar Price on his Head and Masseur Ichi and the Chest of Gold[1] is a 1964 film based Kan Shimozawa's novels, directed by Kazuo Ikehiro and starring Shintarō Katsu as Zatoichi the blind swordsman. Zatoichi 6: Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold is the sixth entry in the popular, long-running Zatoichi series.



Zatoichi 6: Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold was released theatrically on March 14, 1964.[4] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1992, and in DVD format in 2003 as a single and as part of a box set.[5] Home Vision Entertainment released it on DVD in the US on April 29, 2003.[6]




External linksEdit


  1. ZATO ICHI SENRYO KUBI at the Complete Index to World Film
  2. "座頭市千両首" (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
  3. Zatôichi senryô-kubi (1964) at the Internet Movie Database
  4. "座頭市千両首" (in Japanese). Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2010-08-22.
  5. "座頭市千両首(1964)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-08-22.
  6. Wallis, John (May 1, 2003). Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman, Vol. 6 - Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold at DVD Talk.

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