Zatoichi in Desperation
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1972
Director: Shintarô Katsu
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-025687-700260
Running time: 1:33 (93 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, [Color status unset], 2.35:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: January 01, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#1555)
Status: Available
Purchase date: April 05, 2007
Purchase price: Hidden
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Overview
On his ceaseless journey, Zatoichi crosses paths with an old woman on an ancient bridge. Unintentionally causing her death, Zatoichi charges himself with the task of finding the old woman's daughter, Nishikigi, to give her the tragic news. The blind swordsman sets off to the town of Chosi. There, he finds the daughter working in a geisha house and a bond of fifty ryo has her trapped until it has been repaid.


The town is ruled over by an ambitious boss, Mangoro, who has bullied the local fishermen into working for him. Zatoichi fails to notice the injustice around him as he attempts to soothe his own conscience, by caring for the dead woman's daughter. But when Mangoro snatches Nishikigi, the blind swordsman's hands are crippled. Now, unable to even hold his sword, Zatoichi has to overcome those who want him dead...
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Genres
Martial Arts
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Katsu Production Co. Ltd.
 • Toho Company Limited
 • ArtsMagic
Audio format
Japanese  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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Crew
Direction
Shintarô Katsu....Director
Writing
Kan Shimozawa....Original Material By
Minoru Inuzuka....Screenwriter
Production
Shintarô Katsu....Producer
Yoshinobu Nishioka....Producer
Cinematography
Fujio Morita....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Toshio Taniguchi....Film Editor
Music
Kunihiko Murai....Composer
Art
Seiichi Oota....Art Director
Cast
Shintarô Katsu....Zatoichi
Kiwako Taichi....Nishikigi
Kyoko Yoshizawa....Kaede
Yasuhiro Koume....Shinkichi
Katsuo Nakamura....Ushimatsu
Asao Koike....Kagiya Mangoro
Joji Takagi....Shijo Tokiwa
Masumi Harukawa....Ohama