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Samaritan Zatoichi / Kadokawa Pictures, Inc. ; directed by Kenji Misumi ; produced by Hisakazu Tsuji ; screenplay by Kiyokata Saruwaka, Hisashi Sugiura, Tetsuro Yoshida. Zatoichi meets Yojimbo / Toho Co., Ltd. ; directed by Kihachi Okamoto ; produced by Shintaro Katsu ; screenplay by Kihachi Okamoto, Tetsuro Yoshida.

Publication:
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2013]
Distribution:
[New York, NY] : The Criterion Collection
Series:
Zatōichi, the blind swordsman ; 19-20.
Criterion collection; 679.
The Criterion collection ; 679
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (197 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:
Martial arts films.
Film adaptations.
Swashbuckler films.
Feature films.
Action and adventure films.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Language:
In Japanese with subtitles in English.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Digital.
digital optical Dolby Digital
video file DVD video
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:
Samaritan Zatoichi: Shintaro Katsu, Yoshiko Mita, Makoto Sato, Ko Nishimura, Takuya Fujioka.
Zatoichi meets Yojimbo: Shintaro Katsu, Toshiro Mifune, Ayako Wakao, Osamu Takizawa, Masakane Yonekura.
Credits:
Samaritan Zatoichi: cinematography, Fujio Morita; editor, Toshio Taniguchi; music, Sei Ikeno.
Zatoichi meets Yojimbo: cinematograpy, Kazuro Miyagawa; editor, Toshio Taniguchi; music, Akira Ifukube.
Notes:
Videodisc release of two motion pictures produced in 1968 (Samaritan Zatoichi) and 1970 (Zatoichi meets Yojimbo).
Local notes:
Issued by Criterion Collection as one disc in a twenty-seven disc collection, entitled Zatoichi, the blind swordsman. University of Pennsylvania Libraries have cataloged these items separately.
Contributor:
Misumi, Kenji, 1921-1975, film director.
Tsuji, Hisakazu, film producer.
Saruwaka, Kiyokata, screenwriter.
Sugiura, Hisashi, screenwriter.
Yoshida, Tetsurō, screenwriter.
Okamoto, Kihachi, 1924-2005, film director, screenwriter.
Katsu, Shintarō, 1931-1997, film producer, actor.
Mita, Yoshiko, 1941- actor.
Satō, Makoto, 1943- actor.
Mifune, Toshirō, 1920-1997, actor.
Wakao, Ayako, 1933- actor.
Kadokawa Pictures, Inc. film production company.
Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha, film production sompany.
Contains:
Zatoichi meets Yojimbo.
OCLC:
880174798
Publisher Number:
CC2330BDDVD-20 The Criterion Collection
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