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The Adventures Of The Legendary Blind Swordsman In A Killer, Twenty-Five-Film Set

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. As This Iconic Figure, The Charismatic And Earthy Shintaro Katsu Became An Instant Superstar, Lending A Larger-Than-Life Presence To The Thrilling Adventures Of A Man Who Lives Staunchly By A Code Of Honour And Delivers Justice In Every Town And Village He Enters. The Films That Feature Him Are Variously Pulse Pounding, Hilarious, Stirring And Completely Off-The-Wall. This Deluxe Set Features The String Of Twenty-Five Zatoichi Films Made Between 1962 And 1973.

Includes 25 Films:

  • The Tale Of Zatoichi
  • The Tale Of Zatoichi Continues
  • New Tale Of Zatoichi
  • Zatoichi The Fugitive
  • Zatoichi On The Road
  • Zatoichi And The Chest Of Gold
  • Zatoichi'S Flashing Sword
  • Fight, Zatoichi, Fight
  • Adventures Of Zatoichi
  • Zatoichi'S Revenge
  • Zatoichi And The Doomed Man
  • Zatoichi And The Chess Expert
  • Zatoichi'S Vengeance
  • Zatoichi'S Pilgrimage
  • Zatoichi'S Cane Sword
  • Zatoichi The Outlaw
  • Zatoichi Challenged
  • Zatoichi And The Fugitives
  • Samaritan Zatoichi
  • Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo
  • Zatoichi Goes To The Fire Festival
  • Zatoichi Meets The One-Armed Swordsman
  • Zatoichi At Large
  • Zatoichi In Desperation
  • Zatoichi'S Conspiracy

Blu-Ray Special Edition Features:

  • New Digital Restorations Of All Twenty-Five Films, With Uncompressed Monaural Soundtracks
  • The Blind Swordsman, A 1978 Documentary About Zatoichi Portrayer And Filmmaker Shintaro Katsu, Along With A New Interview With Its Director, John Nathan
  • New Interview With Asian-Film Critic Tony Rayns
  • Trailers
  • New English Subtitles
  • Plus A Book Featuring:
  • An Essay By Critic Geoffrey O'Brien
  • Synopses Of The Films By Critic, Novelist And Musician Chris D
  • The Tale Of Zatoichi, The Original Short Story By Kan Shimozawa
  • Twenty-Five Illustrations Inspired By The Films, By Twenty-Five Different Artists
studio:
CRITERION COLLECTION
Run Time:
TBC
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Shintaro Katsu
Subtitle Languages:

English

Theatrical Release Year:
2019
Main Language:
Japanese
Number of Discs:
9
Region:
B
Brand:
The Criterion Collection

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman Boxset - The Criterion Collection

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The Adventures Of The Legendary Blind Swordsman In A Killer, Twenty-Five-Film Set

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. As This Iconic Figure, The Charismatic And Earthy Shintaro Katsu Became An Instant Superstar, Lending A Larger-Than-Life Presence To The Thrilling Adventures Of A Man Who Lives Staunchly By A Code Of Honour And Delivers Justice In Every Town And Village He Enters. The Films That Feature Him Are Variously Pulse Pounding, Hilarious, Stirring And Completely Off-The-Wall. This Deluxe Set Features The String Of Twenty-Five Zatoichi Films Made Between 1962 And 1973.

Includes 25 Films:

  • The Tale Of Zatoichi
  • The Tale Of Zatoichi Continues
  • New Tale Of Zatoichi
  • Zatoichi The Fugitive
  • Zatoichi On The Road
  • Zatoichi And The Chest Of Gold
  • Zatoichi'S Flashing Sword
  • Fight, Zatoichi, Fight
  • Adventures Of Zatoichi
  • Zatoichi'S Revenge
  • Zatoichi And The Doomed Man
  • Zatoichi And The Chess Expert
  • Zatoichi'S Vengeance
  • Zatoichi'S Pilgrimage
  • Zatoichi'S Cane Sword
  • Zatoichi The Outlaw
  • Zatoichi Challenged
  • Zatoichi And The Fugitives
  • Samaritan Zatoichi
  • Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo
  • Zatoichi Goes To The Fire Festival
  • Zatoichi Meets The One-Armed Swordsman
  • Zatoichi At Large
  • Zatoichi In Desperation
  • Zatoichi'S Conspiracy

Blu-Ray Special Edition Features:

  • New Digital Restorations Of All Twenty-Five Films, With Uncompressed Monaural Soundtracks
  • The Blind Swordsman, A 1978 Documentary About Zatoichi Portrayer And Filmmaker Shintaro Katsu, Along With A New Interview With Its Director, John Nathan
  • New Interview With Asian-Film Critic Tony Rayns
  • Trailers
  • New English Subtitles
  • Plus A Book Featuring:
  • An Essay By Critic Geoffrey O'Brien
  • Synopses Of The Films By Critic, Novelist And Musician Chris D
  • The Tale Of Zatoichi, The Original Short Story By Kan Shimozawa
  • Twenty-Five Illustrations Inspired By The Films, By Twenty-Five Different Artists
studio:
CRITERION COLLECTION
Run Time:
TBC
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Shintaro Katsu
Subtitle Languages:

English

Theatrical Release Year:
2019
Main Language:
Japanese
Number of Discs:
9
Region:
B
Brand:
The Criterion Collection

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Who doesn't like Zatoichi?

All of the movies are amazing. It's a journey that you will never forget. Zatoichi is an unforgettable character.

Zatoichi

Great collection.First class package,really nice strong box set.Nice job Criterion.😀

The whole saga!

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Top notch presentation from Criterion, which is to be expected. The artwork is sublime and the boxset has a nice smaller form factor than some of the more audacious box sets. Excellent value for money overall and it's a real treat for collectors and fans of japanese samurai cinema.

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A beautiful set with amazing artwork and the films look incredible on blu ray. A must own.