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Zatoichi the Outlaw

1967 1h 35m Action List
Reviews 56% Audience Score 50+ Ratings The master of a gambling house ensnares the sightless samurai in his plot to eliminate the competition. Read More Read Less

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Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 17, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member This was the first of the Zato series to come under the banner of Katsu Productions. Katsu-san sings the Zatoichi-theme for the first time. This is also an unusual film in that it makes a social statement in favour of non-violence and cooperative business being superior than the traditional models. Watch for the hero to be carried triumphantly to the showdown by the villagers. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member In the last film he gets a new cane sword and with this, he finally gets a very engaging story, one of the best so far. Zatoichi helps out a town as always but in this story. there's a twist, he sacrifices his reputation for a belief. Zatoichi becomes an outlaw for a Yakuza boss which he thought was a decent man. But it turns out, he's the real villain. This boss is perhaps one of the most deceitful villains I ever watched. It's fantastic. Plus, Zatoichi has blood special effects now. LOL. The movie cuts down with the action but makes up for it with a quality story. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member There's some seriously badass action going on here. The plot meanders a bit, but it brings it all together really quickly... and with some great lines of dialogue. Very enjoyable installment in the series. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member First disappointing film in Zatoichi series--Unevenly paced!! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Seizième film de la saga Zatoichi. "Le justicier" marque le début d'une nouvelle époque, Shintaro Katsu (Zatoichi) prend les rennes et devient le producteur de la franchise. Pour sa première production, il fait appel à Satsuo Yamamoto, un réalisateur chévronné et renommé au Japon (mais quasi inconnu en France), qui signe un très bon épisode marqué par un regain de violence dans les combats (giclées de sang et membres décapités en nombre). Mais montre aussi un héro fallible qui peut se faire berner, ce qui n'était pas souvent arrivé encore. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/76/220276.jpg[/img]Zatoichi (Shintaro Katsu) the blind swordsman steps in to save peasant farmers from the clutches of rival gambling houses who are driving them into debt. 1967 Japanese classic, great fighting sequences. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis The master of a gambling house ensnares the sightless samurai in his plot to eliminate the competition.
Director
Satsuo Yamamoto
Screenwriter
Takehiro Nakajima, Koji Matsumoto, Kiyokata Saruwaka
Genre
Action
Original Language
Japanese
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 30, 2016
Runtime
1h 35m
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