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Zatoichi's flashing sword / Kadokawa Pictures, Inc. ; directed by Kazuo Ikehiro ; produced by Masaichi Nagata ; screenplay by Minoru Inuzuka, Shozaburo Asai. Fight, Zatoichi, fight / Kadokawa Pictures, Inc. ; director by Kenji Misumi ; produced by Tomio Takamori, Sadao Zaizen ; screenplay by Seiji Hoshikawa, Tetsuo Yoshida, Masaatsu Matsumura.

Publication:
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2013]
Distribution:
[New York, NY] : The Criterion Collection
Series:
Criterion collection; 679.
Zatōichi, the blind swordsman ; 7-8.
The Criterion Collection ; 679
Zatoichi, the blind swordsman
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (169 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Swordsmen -- Japan -- Drama.
Blind -- Japan -- Drama.
Yakuza -- Japan -- Drama.
Japan -- History -- Tokugawa period, 1600-1868 -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Swashbuckler films.
Feature films.
Action and adventure films.
Martial arts films.
Film adaptations.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Language:
Japanese dialogue; English subtitles.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1, widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Digital.
digital optical Dolby Digital
video file DVD video region 1
Summary:
The colossally popular Zatoichi films make up the longest-running action series in Japanese history and created one of the screen's great heroes: an itinerant blind masseur who also happens to be a lightning-fast swordsman.
Participant:
Zatoishi's flashing sword: Shintaro Katsu, Naoko Kubo, Mayumi Nagisa, Takashi Edajima, Tatsuo Endo.
Fight, Zatoichi, fight: Shintaro Katsu, Nobuo Kaneko, Gen Kimura, Shosaku Sugiyama, Ikuko Mori.
Credits:
Zatoishi's flashing sword: Cinematographer, Yasukazu Takemura ; editor, Takashi Taniguchi ; music, Sei Ikeno.
Fight, Zatoichi, fight: Cinematographer, Chikashi Makiura ; editor, Kanji Suganuma ; music, Akira Ifukube.
Notes:
Title from container.
Originally released as motion pictures in 1964.
Local notes:
Issued by Criterion Collection as one disc in a twenty-seven disc set, entitled Zatoishi, the blind swordsman.
Contributor:
Ikehiro, Kazuo, 1929- film director.
Nagata, Masaichi, 1906-1985, film producer.
Inuzuka, Minoru, 1901-2007, screenwriter.
Asai, Shozaburo, screenwriter.
Misumi, Kenji, 1921-1975, film director.
Takamori, Tomio, film producer.
Zaizen, Sadao, film producer.
Hoshikawa, Seiji, screenwriter.
Yoshida, Tetsurō screenwriter.
Matsumura, Masaatsu, screenwriter.
Katsu, Shintarō, 1931-1997, actor.
Kubo, Naoko, 1932- actor.
Nagisa, Mayumi, actor.
Kaneko, Nobuo, 1923-1995, actor.
Kimura, Gen, actor.
Kadokawa Pictures, Inc.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Contains:
Fight, Zatoichi, fight [videorecording]
OCLC:
880174789
Publisher Number:
CC2330BDDVD-8 The Criterion Collection
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