Zatoichi at the Fire Festival
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1970
Director: Kenji Misumi
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-025687-700208
Running time: 1:36 (96 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, [Color status unset], 1.85:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: February 02, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#1553)
Status: Available
Purchase date: April 05, 2007
Purchase price: Hidden
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It is the Tempo era, Japan in the nineteenth century. Zatoichi is on his travels again. They will bring him to a village where the Boss of All Bosses, Yamikubo, holds sway, a man known as the Prince of Darkness. This is a place where women can be bought at auction... and if the bidder is unlucky enough to purchase the wife of one particular nameless samurai, the commission on the sale is his life.

It is a town where fate introduces Zatoichi to another blind man, the Boss of All Bosses, who proceeds to unravel the ways of destiny for him, and illuminates the duty of the blind.

Here Zatoichi teaches Umeji, a boy who is a pimp, the way to be a man... and nearly loses his second virginity in the process. It is back to this place that he is invited by his newfound guru, the blind boss, Yamikubo, for a special party. And at this party the father of his female companion, Okiyo, is to take Yamikubo's place as the Boss of All Bosses. This is a party where human flesh will fuel the flames, in an incandescent night where love and hate are seen to be the same thing, observed from a distance by a shadowy figure of the masterless samurai.
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Production Studios:
 • Daiei Studios
 • Katsu Production Co. Ltd.
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Audio format
Japanese  PCM 2-Channel Stereo
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Kenji Misumi....Director
Shintar˘ Katsu....Screenwriter
Kan Shimozawa....Original Material By
Shintar˘ Katsu....Producer
Kazuo Miyagawa....Director of Photography
Isao Tomita....Composer
Yoshinobu Nishioka....Art Director
Shintar˘ Katsu....Zatoichi
Tatsuya Nakadai....Ronin
Reiko Ohara....Okiyo
Masayuki Mori....Yamikubo
K˘ Nishimura
Utae Shoji....Woman at tea house