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Introduction + News (00:00):
Grant talks about the Winter 2017 season, while I talk mostly about the Spring 2017 season because I mistakenly looked at the wrong chart… Yep, that happened.
Since the Zatoichi series spans over 26 films and 100 TV episodes, I figured the original film from 1962, The Tale of Zatoichi, was as good a place as any to start with. In the director’s chair for our titular character’s first outing is Kenji Misumi who would go on to direct four more Zatoichi films, the Lone Wolf and Cub films, and many other noteworthy titles in the genre. The real draw of the film, of course, is the irreplaceable Shintaro Katsu, as Zatoichi, an itinerant blind masseuse and gambler, who despite outward appearance, possesses extraordinary sword fighting skills.
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2 thoughts on “#12: The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)”
It was nice to see that you watched the first in the series I think you guys should review zato ichi and the chest of gold or zatoichi and the chess expert would be better ones to see. I thought it was hilarous when you guys make fun of zen for his thesis on zatoichi.
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Hey, thanks for listening and for the recommendations! I’ve seen both of those and they’d make good picks. More Zatoichi reviews are definitely on the way.