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Zat˘ichi Monogatari (1962)

Original Title : Zat˘ichi monogatari
Director : Kenji Misumi
Writer : Minoru Inuzuka
Kan Shimozawa
Genre : Action
Adventure
Country : Japan
Language : Japanese
Producer : Ikuo Kubodera , Ikuo Kubodera
Music : Akira Ifukube
Photography : Chishi Makiura
IMDB ID : 0056714
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poster for "Zat˘ichi Monogatari" by Kenji Misumi (1962)
Zat˘ichi Monogatari (1962) - Kenji Misumi
 

Starring

Shintar˘ Katsu Zat˘ichi/Blind Man Ichi/Masseur Ichi
Masayo Banri Otane/Tatekichi's sister/Seisuke's ex-lover
Ryuzo Shimada Shigez˘ of Sasagawa/Sasagawa yakuza boss
Hajime Mitamura Hanji of Matsugishi
Shigeru Amachi Hirate, Miki
Chitose Maki Yoshi/Hanji's wife
Ikuko M˘ri Yutaka/Shigez˘'s wife
Michio Minami Tatekichi/Otane's brother/Osaki's lover/Iioka yakuza member
Eijir˘ Yanagi Sukegor˘ of Iioka/Iioka yakuza boss
Toshio Chiba Masakichi/Iioka yakuza member (as Toshir˘ Chiba
Manabu Morita Seisuke/Otane's ex-lover/Iioka yakuza member
Yoichi Funaki Yogor˘/Sasagawa yakuza member
Kinya Ichikawa Mokichi/Sasagawa yakuza member
Eigoro Onoe Rihei/Sasagawa yakuza member
Yoshito Yamaji Yahei/Father of Otane and Tatekichi
Yukio Horikita Kanaji/Sasagawa yakuza member
Ryuuji Fukui Daihachi/Iioka yakuza member
Masayoshi Kikuno A coolie
Hajime Koshikawa A farmer
Akira Shiga A dice-roller
Masashi Hamada Iioka yakuza member
K˘ichi Aihara Iioka yakuza member
Gen Kimura Ishichi/Sasagawa yakuza member
Noboru Taniguchi Tomoz˘/Sasagawa yakuza member
Shingo Hosotani Iioka yakuza member
Sabur˘ Nagaoka Iioka yakuza member
Y˘ Yuuki Iioka yakuza member
Keiko Awanami Osaki/Tatekichi's lover
 

Comments

Fight, Zatoichi, Fight!...Please... I DID like this, the first of the series of blind swordsman movies.Ichi doesn't draw his sword for the first half of the movie,moreover, he seems a lot more bitter than in later movies.This being said, it was an excellent movie. Others have described this movie well, so, I will only add something that I noticed while watching the scene of Ichi fishing with the ailing samurai. What made the scene so compelling was not what was said, but, the effective use of silence between them.The pauses in dialog were masterful, especially the long lull at the end of the sequence.It reminded me of some of Kurosawa's work. I recommend this movie, not as the first Zatoichi that you see,but, rather as something to experience after a few of the more exciting movies...after you've developed a relationship with the character.
 
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Zat˘ichi Monogatari (1962) - Kenji Misumi
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