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Zatoichi TV Series V05 DVD 1 of 1

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Format: DVD
Sku: 202637714
UPC: 631595064285
UPC 14: 00631595064285
Category Keywords: Battles  Justice  Samurai  Television/TV Series
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The Classic Television Series Featuring Shintaro Katsu.
The blind masseur Zatoichi (Shintaro Katsu) wanders through Japan looking to ply his trade. But wherever he goes, trouble follows and he must use his legendary, lightning sword skills to dispatch evildoers and defend justice.

Contains episodes 18-21.

"...well-established character...plenty of humor and sword slashing...  Brian McKay,
"Swordplay fanatics will be pleased to know that Zatoichi loses none of its violence.  Mark Pollard, Kung Fu Cinema

Editor's Note
Shintaro Katsu stars in this classic samurai television series filled with martial arts action. ZATOICHI follows a blind swordsman of that name as he puts the world's most villainous men to shame with his quick sword and strong moral core. Adored by movie theatre audiences throughout the 1960s, the fabled swordsman found just as many fans when he appeared in this television series in 1974. The adventures continue with this fifth volume of episodes.


Video Features DVD, Extended Play Mode

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Media Blasters Inc.
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/29/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 225 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1974
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 0642
Video UPC UPC: 00631595064285
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: Japanese
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: Japanese
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Shintaro Katsu
Video Cast Info Eiichi Kusumoto - Action Director
Video Cast Info Fujio Morita - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Hiroyoshi Nishioka - Producer
Video Cast Info Ichiro Ikeda - Writer
Video Cast Info Isao Tomita - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Kan Shimozawa - Writer
Video Cast Info Masanori Sanada - Producer
Video Cast Info Tokuzo Tanaka, et. al. - Director

Professional Reviews

Cinema Strikes Back 10 of 10
Now if you haven't heard of Zatoichi - well, first I envy you, because you have some wonderful films ahead of you. The Zatoichi series began in 1962 (in black and white) and was so popular that it spawned 25 sequels and a 100 episode television series - all starring Shintaro Katsu as the lovable Zatoichi - a blind master swordsman (and master gambler) who travels as a humble masseuse, but is often drawn into local conflicts with local samurai/yakuza hoods to help whoever they happen to be oppressing...If you like samurai movies at all, I strongly recommend that you check out at least a couple episodes in the series. - Charlie Prince

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Zatoichi
Product attributeLabel:   Tokyo Shock
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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