Zatoichi, The Blind Swordsman

by Jerry A. Sierra


In the eleven-year period between 1962 and 1973 twenty-five movies were made with the great Shintaro Katsu in the role of Zatoichi, The Blind Swordsman. These movies became one of the most successful continuing series in the history of Japanese cinema.

Today, a 27-disk Criterion box set is available with 9 Blu-rays and 18 DVDs, featuring restored versions of the films, a beautifully illustrated hard-cover book, and an equally beautiful cardboard disk container.

Zatoichi Box Set

  • The Criterion Collection
  • The Films
  • Swordplay
  • Shintaro Katsu
  • Sidebar
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