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1962

Zatoichi monogatari

The Life and Opinion of Masseur Ichi

座頭市物語

(c)KADOKAWA CORPORATION 1962

(c)KADOKAWA CORPORATION 1962

Release Date
April, 18th, 1962
Running Time
96 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Monochrome
Screening Format
-,U-maticSP
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
Subtitle
English

[ Directed by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

DAIEI

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

DAIEI

[ Story ]

Two gambling groups in a small province are trying to wedge into each other's territory. One day, a blind masseur named lchi comes to the leader of one group, Sukegoro, to ask for a few nights' lodging. Sukegoro knows lchi as a master swordsman who with his uncanny sixth sense can cut down almost anyone in a short range fight.
lchi senses that Sukegoro wishes to keep him simply because he is afraid of the other group headed by Shigezo who has hired a masterless samurai named Hirate from Edo.
He meets Hirate by a nearby pond when he comes to fish. The swordsmen take a liking to each other, although both know very well that they belong to opposing groups, which will fight each other at any moment. And they know very well that their respective leaders are greedy fellows who are only trying to use them for their own ends.
In the fight between the groups, Hirate meets lchi with drawn sword, and tells him that he wishes to display the cream of his swordsmanship. In the ensuing duel, the two mighty swordsmen do their best, but it is Hirate who is defeated.

【Quoted from the database of Kadokawa Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1962 5.3】

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Rep: MATSUBARA Masaki (President)
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