The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi Movie

Who's Involved:

Masayuki Mori, Tadanobu Asano, Takeshi Kitano, Yûko Daike, Taka Gatarukanaru, Michiyo Ogusu, Akira Emoto, Saburo Ishikura, Tsunehisa Saitô, Hideboh, Yui Natsukawa, Ittoku Kishibe

Release Date:

Friday, July 23, 2004

strong stylized bloody violence

Runtime: 1 hr, 55 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Zatoichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast draw and breathtaking precision. While wandering, Zatoichi discovers a remote mountain village at the mercy of Ginzo, a ruthless gang-leader. Ginzo disposes of anyone who gets in his way, especially after hiring the mighty samurai ronin, Hattori, as a bodyguard. After a raucous night of gambling in town, Zatoichi encoutners a pair of geishas--as dangerous as they are beautiful—who've come to avenge their parents' murder. As the paths of these and other colorful characters intertwine, Ginzo's henchmen are soon after Zatoichi. With his legendary cane sword at his side, the stage is set for a riveting showdown.

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Who stars in The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi: Cast List

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Who's making The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi: Crew List

A look at the The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Takeshi Kitano last directed Beyond Outrage and Outrage. The film's writer Takeshi Kitano last wrote Beyond Outrage and Outrage.


Takeshi Kitano


Masayuki Mori
Tsunehisa Saitô


Miramax Films

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Production: What we know about The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi?

Filming Timeline

  1. December 1969: The film was in Completed status.

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi Release Date: When was the film released?

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi was released in 2004 on Friday, July 23, 2004 (). There were 4 other movies released on the same date, including Donnie Darko, A Home at the End of the World and Festival Express.

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