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The Resource Zatoichi the blind swordsman, Zatoichi meets the one-armed swordsman, Toho Co., Ltd. ; AnimEigo ; produced by Katsu Shintaro ; original story by Shimozawa Kan ; screenplay by Yasuda Kimiyoshi and Yamada Takayuki ; directed by Yasuda Kimiyoshi, (videorecording)

Zatoichi the blind swordsman, Zatoichi meets the one-armed swordsman, Toho Co., Ltd. ; AnimEigo ; produced by Katsu Shintaro ; original story by Shimozawa Kan ; screenplay by Yasuda Kimiyoshi and Yamada Takayuki ; directed by Yasuda Kimiyoshi, (videorecording)

Label
Zatoichi the blind swordsman, Zatoichi meets the one-armed swordsman
Title
Zatoichi the blind swordsman
Title part
Zatoichi meets the one-armed swordsman
Statement of responsibility
Toho Co., Ltd. ; AnimEigo ; produced by Katsu Shintaro ; original story by Shimozawa Kan ; screenplay by Yasuda Kimiyoshi and Yamada Takayuki ; directed by Yasuda Kimiyoshi
Title variation
  • Zatoichi meets the one-armed swordsman
  • Shin Zatōichi monogatari : Shin Zatōichi: Yabure! Tojin-ken
  • Zatoichi
  • Blind swordsman meets his equal
  • Zatoichi meets his equal
  • Zatoichi meets his match
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
  • Zatoichi locks swords with a Chinese champion, Yu Wang, in this battle of East meets East. A combination of mixed identities and language barriers adds comedy to the already ultra-violent mix
  • "On the outskirts of the town of Furukawa, blind masseur and master blade-slinger Zatoichi encounters one-armed Chinese martial artist Wang Kang and a young boy. Discovering that the pair are on the run from the corrupt local Samurai, murderers of the boy's parents, Zatoichi agrees to guide them to a nearby temple. Unfortunately, things are never that easy for the blind man, as he becomes entangled in in a struggle to save not only these two, but also the lives of the people they come across. When the situation worsens, Zatoichi may discover that his greatest enemy is not the men sent to kill the party, but Wang Kang and a lack of a common language between the two of them. As the crisis escalates, the two master swordsmen will find themselves alone in a confrontation where only one will walk away alive!"
Cataloging source
RCS
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Chishi Makiura ; music, Isao Tomita ; editor, Toshio Taniguchi
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated; recommended for ages 18UP, contains violence
Language note
In Japanese with English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.Z366 2004
PerformerNote
Katsu Shintaro, Jimmy Wang, Hama Yuko, Nanbara Koji, Abe Toru, Terada Michie
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1931-
  • 1892-1968
  • 1911-
  • 1944-
  • 1927-2001
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Katsu, Shintarō
  • Shimozawa, Kan
  • Yasuda, Kimiyoshi
  • Yamada, Takayuki
  • Wang, Yu
  • Hamada, Yūko
  • Nambara, Koji
  • Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha
  • AnimEigo, Inc
Runtime
94
Series statement
Samurai cinema
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Samurai
  • Chinese
  • Furukawa-shi (Japan)
  • Children of murder victims
  • Orphans
  • Arm
  • Amputees
  • Swordsmen
  • Martial arts
  • Blind
  • Masseurs
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Zatoichi the blind swordsman, Zatoichi meets the one-armed swordsman, Toho Co., Ltd. ; AnimEigo ; produced by Katsu Shintaro ; original story by Shimozawa Kan ; screenplay by Yasuda Kimiyoshi and Yamada Takayuki ; directed by Yasuda Kimiyoshi, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special features: Original theatrical trailer; promotional trailers; character bios; interactive program notes
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (94 min.)
Isbn
9781565674066
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
737187004995
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • AV203-013
  • ANM-DV-499
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocm56114395
  • (OCoLC)56114395
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen; Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Zatoichi the blind swordsman, Zatoichi meets the one-armed swordsman, Toho Co., Ltd. ; AnimEigo ; produced by Katsu Shintaro ; original story by Shimozawa Kan ; screenplay by Yasuda Kimiyoshi and Yamada Takayuki ; directed by Yasuda Kimiyoshi, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Special features: Original theatrical trailer; promotional trailers; character bios; interactive program notes
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (94 min.)
Isbn
9781565674066
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
737187004995
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • AV203-013
  • ANM-DV-499
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocm56114395
  • (OCoLC)56114395
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen; Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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