Zatoichi the Outlaw
Original Title: Zatôichi rôyaburi
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1967
Director: Satsuo Yamamoto
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-025687-700185
Running time: 1:35 (95 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, [Color status unset], 2.35:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: May 07, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#1556)
Status: Available
Purchase date: April 05, 2007
Purchase price: Hidden
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Overview
Arriving in the village of Kiyotaki, Zatoichi finds himself embroiled in a struggle between two Oyabun, or gangland bosses. While the peasants starve, one of the Oyabun, Tamizo, forces them to continue to gamble their way into destitution. His opponent, Asagoro, assumes the position of champion of the peasants, and takes it upon himself to pay off their debts. Filled with admiration for Asagoro and compassion for the impoverished farmers, Zatoichi lends his skills to advance their cause.
Hovering in the background is the samurai without a sword, Ohara Shusei, the proclaimed boss of the peasants, who preaches virtue but who some say lives off the sweat of his followers. Before the true motives of these bosses are revealed, many lives have been lost and ruined, and the good earth has consumed blood yet again.
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Genres
Martial Arts
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Daiei Studios
 • Katsu Production Co. Ltd.
 • ArtsMagic
Audio format
Japanese  PCM 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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Crew
Direction
Satsuo Yamamoto....Director
Writing
Koji Matsumoto....Screenwriter
Takehiro Nakajima....Screenwriter
Kiyokata Saruwaka....Screenwriter
Kan Shimozawa....Original Material By
Production
Masaichi Nagata....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Kazuo Miyagawa....Director of Photography
Music
Sei Ikeno....Composer
Art
Yoshinobu Nishioka....Art Director
Cast
Shintar˘ Katsu....Zatoichi
Rentaro Mikuni....Asagoro
K˘ Nishimura....Uneshiro Suga (as Akira Nishimura)
Yuko Hamada....Shino
Toshiyuki Hosokawa....Nisaburo
Takuya Fujioka....Zato Sanji
Kenjiro Ishiyama....Tatsugoro