Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971) connects with the Shaw Brothers series of Hong Kong-produced movies directed by prolific director Chang Cheh; and Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970) features Toshiro Mifune as Imperial Shogunate Secret Agent Daisaku Sasa. A Half-Zatoichi kill now refills to base health only, not buffed health. 1503(The Heroic Ones) 3. 1974-10-23T15:00:00Z 1x04 The Kannon Statue that was Bound. Body Count Breakdowns. Plot, film six:A group of farmers have a chest containing their taxes stolen and Zatoichi helps them retrieve it. The character, a blind masseur and blademaster, was created by novelist Kan Shimozawa. We offer weapons based on the sword used by this iconic hero. The sword has a new blade by the next film, which he wields until the fifteenth film Zatoichi's Cane Sword. AnimEigo held the remainder of the VHS rights.. Zatoichi (Shintaro Katsu), the blind swordsman, encounters an elderly man who claims to be his long-lost father. Little of his past is revealed, other than that he lost his sight as a child through illness. This character resembles the title character of Akira Kurosawa's films Yojimbo and Sanjuro. As fate would have it, his travels soon lead him to Okichi, a woman whom Zatoichi discovers is the sister of … With Shintarô Katsu, Kanako Higuchi, Takanori Jinnai, Ryûtarô Gan. Plot, film four:This film is about a conspiracy to take over young Yakuza heir Sakichi‘s territory by a bad Yakuza boss called Yagiri. Zatoichi says of himself that he became a yakuza (gangster) during those three years he spent training (which immediately precede the original The Tale of Zatoichi) and killed many people, something he later came to deeply regret. Using one of his favorite techniques, Zatoichi proceeds to win 8 ryo in a rigged gambling game. 1252(Zatoichi 26) 5. Plot, film two:Zatoichi is pursued by the retainers of a local Lord who want him dead after discovering his mental illness. on Twitter: "Is Kanan now a reference to Rahm Kota? THE AOBG ACTION MOVIE BODY COUNTS PAGE Keeping Track Of On-Screen Death Since 2009 ... – A View To A Kill (1985) – Above The Law (1988) – Ai him yan muk [Undercover] (2007) ... – Last Zatoichi, The (2010) © Plot, film three:In this one Zatoichi reunites with his former teacher, Master Bannu, who turns out to be involved in a secret kidnap plot that backfires. He is also quite capable with a traditional katana, as seen in Zatoichi's Vengeance and the bath house scene in Zatoichi and the Festival of Fire. Just like in the movies the blind swordsman travels from place to place trying to right wrongs caused by the corruption in ancient Japan caused by criminals and the government. The film received positive reviews earning 100% from review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes according to 7 reviews. Zatoichi's saga is essentially one of an earthy but basically good and wise man almost always trying to do the decent thing, to somehow redeem himself and perhaps atone for past failings. Zatoichi Loutte: 0 ships destroyed and 12 ships lost. 1216(Resident Evil:Retribution) 6. Unlike a bushi, he does not carry a traditional katana. Zatoichi, who had come to the village to repay a debt, now feels further indebted. To my surprise, Zatoichi’s Pilgrimage took quite a detour from the typical formula. Massage was a traditional occupation for the blind (as their lack of sight removed the issue of gender), as was playing the biwa or, for blind women (goze), the shamisen. Plot, film ten:Zatoichi discovers that a young woman he knows (Osayo) is being held captive in a brothel. Death is his only constant companion, as he pragmatically does not allow other people, especially those he loves or thinks highly of, to get close and stay there for long; such would lead to eventual tragedy. In 2003, Takeshi Kitano wrote, directed and appeared in a new high-budget Zatoichi film, called simply Zatoichi (座頭市 Zatōichi). Shintaro Katsu’s role as Zatoichi was so successful that it led to a TV series running from 1974-1979. Updated grapple model and player animations. The blades of Shikomi-zue were generally straight-edged, of lower-quality, unfolded steel, which could not compare with even a low-end katana. Body Count (2) Body Mutilation (2) Bodyguard (2) Broken Sword (2) Brothel (2) Brutality (2) Candle (2) Cane Sword (2) Covered In Blood (2) Death Of Brother (2) Debt (2) ... Zatoichi tries to unrest the mob rule over a small village all while the gang leader's bodyguard is actually the Yojimbo, secretly taking the gang down from the inside. Ichi is therefore properly called Zatō-no-Ichi ("Low-Ranking Blind Person Ichi", approximately), or Zatōichi for short. The 25th film was made in 1973, followed by a hiatus of 16 years until Katsu's last film, which he wrote and directed himself in 1989. This, and the second Zatoichi film, were both shot in black and white – the only two films in the series to be shot in monochrome – and both released in 1962. The character's name is actually Ichi. The comedic scenes of the fake Zatoichi are humorous; and a break from the more serious-themed Zatoichi episodes is attempted. In 1989, TriStar Pictures released a remake called Blind Fury, starring Rutger Hauer as a Vietnam War vet who is blinded, then taught to use a cane sword by a local tribe before returning home to America. The last 6 films (and the TV series) were also produced by Katsu Productions. The original series of 26 films featured Shintaro Katsu as Zatoichi. He has a vow of non-violence and embarks on a pilgrimage to reach a level of spiritualism. Stars a young Tomisaburo Wakayama as Yoshiro – the ronin in black, and later revealed to be Zatoichi‘s brother. As a result, the blade in Ichi's cane sword is broken during the climactic battle in Zatoichi the Fugitive (the fourth film). His lightning-fast fighting skill is incredible, with his sword held in a reverse grip; this, combined with his unflappable steel-nerved wits in a fight, his keen ears, sense of smell and proprioception, all render him a formidable adversary. This DVD contains the first few episodes of season one. (The henchmen lose their lives by the dozens, sliced up like the flies that Zatoichi kills in mid flight.) Upset, Ichi attempts to get to the bottom of all of this while also trying to help the "Doomed Man," in prison. If you are playing on Mann Manor, your Strange will be called Strange Spooky or Strange Fresh on Harvest. 75%. Secretly, however, he is very highly skilled in swordsmanship, specifically Muraku-school kenjutsu and iaido along with the more general sword skills of Japan, as well as sumo wrestling and kyujutsu. Shoot ‘Em Up (2007) Body Count Breakdown by ASHPD24 (previously done by Gregg) [CHARACTER KILLS] Smith (Clive Owen): 96 Lone Man (Greg Bryk): 6 Hertz (Paul Giamatti): 3 [CORPSE BREAKDOWN] “Fuckin’ hell”: 13-Smith stabs 1 mercenary through the mouth with a carrot-Smith shoots 10 mercenaries-Hertz shoots 1 mercenary who was ruining his aim It continues in the same vein as Vengeance in that the total body count is starting to take a psychological toll. Plot, film eight:Zatoichi saves a baby after its mother is mistaken for him and is killed in his place. Want to caption or translate video? March 31, 2015 Patch. In the next film, Zatoichi: The Festival of Fire, he is once again using his trademark cane sword, outfitted with a new blade of unknown origin and quality. a "staff sword") of unrevealed origin that resembles a short, thick bo staff, which also soon breaks. His iconic weapon was a traditionally forged Japanese sword disguised as a shikomizue and used as a walking stick until the warrior called upon the blade. These were produced by Katsu Productions. 100 episodes, with episodes 99 and 100 being a two-part story finale, were aired before the Zatoichi television series was cancelled.. Being lesser hinin (lit.  It was performed and filmed in 2007 and released on home video under the title Miike Takashi × Aikawa Shō: Zatōichi on May 30, 2008. Zatoichi was a legendary blind samurai popularized by the Blind Swordsman films by Akira Kurosawa. Zatoichi (Shintaro Katsu) is a blind samurai who becomes the masseur for a Yakuza boss, who hires him anticipating a battle with a rival gang. Despite that moral re-assessment and his new perspective and remorse (and most often because of them), he usually has a bounty (sometimes quite large) on his head from one source or another throughout the movies and series. When Zatoichi hears this he tells him that his life doesn't come cheap. The Criterion Collection released the first 25 films as a dual-format Blu-ray and DVD boxed set on November 26, 2013.. Death does seem, like a shadow, to actually follow an often reluctant Zatoichi almost everywhere he goes, and despite his mostly compassionate nature, killing appears to come entirely naturally to him. As tensions mount between rival yakuza clans, one boss hires a formidable but ailing ronin as his clan’s muscle—while the other employs a humble, moral blind masseur named Ichi. Zatoichi meets him while they were fishing and he can sense that the samurai from Edo is sick. It starts off with a funny wrestling scene, then Zatoichi is attacked by a samurai, who explains that he did it for the price on Zatoichi‘s head. Knockout: reduced melee damage multiplier. He is described by his swordsmanship instructor as having practiced constantly and with extreme devotion when he was a pupil in order to develop his incredible skills. Instead, he uses a well-made shikomi-zue (仕込み杖, lit. Zatoichi lodges at a poor woman's farm, having charmed her with his willingness to carry her vegetables and chop her wood, and almost becomes one of … The first film was made in 1962 in black and white. , Fictional Japanese blind masseur, gambler and blademaster, "Frequently Asked Questions about 'Zatoichi, "Sho Aikawa gets first starring stage role in Miike's 'Zatoichi, http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Zatoichi-The-Blind-Swordsman-Blu-ray/81690/, http://www.criterion.com/boxsets/1012-zatoichi-the-blind-swordsman, http://www.channel4.com/film/reviews/film.jsp?id=174111§ion=review, http://hkmdb.com/db/people/view.mhtml?id=15323&display_set=eng, "How Rogue One's Plot Ties Directly into The Force Awakens", "See Ya Next Year! The decree was virtually impossible to enforce, however, as evidenced by the Yakuza enforcers being shown wielding katanas throughout the films. He commits himself to use his amazing sword skills to help the young woman's father, whose river-crossing service is under attack by the same gang responsible for Zatoichi's wounds. But when a Ronin and two yakuza kill a kind old woman, Zatoichi breaks his oath and must suffer the consequences. The Half-Zatoichi is a community-created promotional melee weapon for the Soldier and Demoman.It is a samurai's katana with a circular cross-guard with rounded notches, adorned with brown grip wrapping.. Kills(movie with most) 1. Equipping one of these with change the name of your Strange. Directed by Kenji Misumi, who also directed the first three Lone Wolf and Cub films. As Zatoichi seeks to liberate the town, he encounters a rōnin seeking employment to pay for his ailing wife's needs, and two geisha who are seeking to avenge the murder of their parents, but he soon discovers that they are not what they seem to be. The third Zatoichi film. 2414(Invincible Sword) 2. Reception. Blind masseur Zatoichi is nursed back to health by a young woman after he is shot by a gang member. From 1974 to 1979, the television series Zatoichi was produced, starring Katsu and some of the same actors that appeared in the films. The first Zatoichi film. Meanwhile Shigezo tells his men that if war breaks out they will be able to count on Zatoichi. "non-people"), blind people and masseurs were regarded as among the very lowest of the low in social class, other than eta or outright criminals; they were generally considered wretches, beneath notice, no better than beggars or even the insane—especially during the Edo period—and it was also commonly thought that the blind were accursed, despicable, severely mentally disabled, deaf and sexually dangerous. This originally minor character was developed for the screen by Daiei Film (now Kadokawa Daiei Studio) and actor Shintaro Katsu, who created the screen version. Of course, the local gangsters attempt to kill him, and the adventure begins. Zatoichi was featured in 26 films from 1962-1989 and a 100 episode TV series in the 70s. Almost preternaturally dangerous with blades, he is fully capable (whether standing, sitting or lying down) of fighting and swiftly defeating multiple skilled opponents simultaneously. He prays that he does not kill anyone on his journey. The first four Zatoichi film reviews (and number 20) I’m finally getting around to finishing up my quick reviews of/thoughts about the Zatoichi films, which I started in late May. The tenth Zatoichi film.. Wakayama appears numerous times in the Zatoichi films, cast as different characters, most notably in this film, and also in Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964). At the beginning of Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo, his swordblade (presumably the same) inexplicably breaks and is sold to a blacksmith along with its hilt and scabbard. Each block represents an hour of the day for each day of the week. Akagi". Antonio Hernandez's two-part history of Zatoichi: This page was last edited on 11 January 2021, at 19:28. Zatoichi also meets his brother at a local bar and ends up having a sword duel with him. As he tries to help her he uncovers a murder plot between the corrupt local magistrate (Isoda) and a Yakuza boss (Tatsugoro) where they have conspired to kill her father in order to enslave her. The first 20 films were produced and distributed by Daiei Film (except for the 16th film Zatoichi the Outlaw and the 20th film Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo which were produced by Shintaro Katsu's own company, Katsu Productions, and distributed theatrically by Daiei). Zatoichi says of himself that he became a yakuza (gangster) during those three years he spent training (which immediately precede the original The Tale of Zatoichi) and killed many people, something he later came to deeply regret. This taunt is relatively slow, however a kill increases your head count when wielding the Eyelander, Horseless Headless Horsemann's Headtaker, or Nessie's Nine Iron, as well as completely healing the user and allowing them to switch weapons when used with the Half-Zatoichi. The blade (which breaks during the film) and the blade that replaces it were specially forged at great expense and with far more than the usual care by master bladesmiths and were both of exceptional quality, superior to the swords of even most samurai. This is reflected in his willingness to involve himself in the affairs of others—chiefly, those suffering from oppression/exploitation, or some form of corruption. 1357(The Heroic Ones) 4. The film was awarded the Venice Film Festival's Silver Lion for Best Direction in 2003. Fixed not hearing some of the powerup sounds. The epic saga of Zatoichi begins. Plot, film ten: Zatoichi discovers that a young woman he knows (Osayo) is being held captive in a brothel.As he tries to help her he uncovers a murder plot between the corrupt local magistrate (Isoda) and a Yakuza boss (Tatsugoro) where they have conspired to kill … The film was followed by The Tale of Zatoichi Continues later in 1962. It turns out a blacksmith named Senzo examines Zatoichi's cane sword, and discovers it to be forged by his old mentor. The number indicates how many kills were achieved in that hour over the last 90 days. on Body Count: Adventures of Zatoichi (1964), “Body Count: Adventures of Zatoichi (1964)”, on Body Count: Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964), “Body Count: Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964)”, on Body Count: Zatoichi’s Flashing Sword (1964), “Body Count: Zatoichi’s Flashing Sword (1964)”, on Body Count: Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964), “Body Count: Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964)”, on Body Count: Zatoichi On The Road (1963), “Body Count: Zatoichi On The Road (1963)”, on Body Count: Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963), “Body Count: Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963)”, on Body Count: New Tale of Zatoichi (1963), “Body Count: New Tale of Zatoichi (1963)”, on Body Count: The Tale of Zatoichi Continues (1962), “Body Count: The Tale of Zatoichi Continues (1962)”, on Body Count: The Tale of Zatoichi (1962), “Body Count: The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)”, Body Count: Adventures of Zatoichi (1964), Body Count: Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964), Body Count: Zatoichi’s Flashing Sword (1964), Body Count: Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964), Body Count: The Tale of Zatoichi Continues (1962). Zatoichi comes upon the town of Tonda, overrun by gangsters. This is reflected in his willingness to involve himself in the affairs of others—chiefly, those suffering from oppression/exploitation, or some form of corruption. "prepared cane" or cane sword), as the use or possession of true fighting blades was formally outlawed for non-samurai during the Edo period. This frequently culminates in another set piece, Zatoichi's cutting the candles lighting the room and reducing it to pitch blackness, commonly accompanied by his tag line "Kurayami nara kotchi no mon da" (暗闇ならこっちのもんだ; roughly meaning "Darkness is my ally" or "Now we are all blind"). A number of other standard scenarios are also repeated through the series: Zatoichi's winning of large amounts at gambling via his ability to hear whether the dice have fallen on even or odd is a common theme, as is his catching loaded or substituted dice by the difference in their sound. This film is based on Zatoichi Challenged (1967), the 17th film in the original series. The television series Zatoichi ran for four seasons—a total of 100 episodes—with Shintaro Katsu in the lead role: Most of the stories in the television series are original dramas, but some are essentially redacted remakes of the full-length Zatoichi films of the previous decade such as Season One, Episode 14, "Fighting Journey with Baby in Tow" (corresponds to the 8th film "Fight, Zatoichi, Fight" 座頭市血笑旅 Zatōichi kesshō-tabi); Season One, Episode 16, "The Winds From Mt. A 2003 film, Zatōichi, was directed by Takeshi Kitano who also starred as Zatōichi in the film. Zatoichi discovers a small, remote mountain town that has been overtaken by a bullying gang that is extorting money from the townspeople. Film number 17 of the original series was remade in the US in 1990 (by TriStar Pictures) as Blind Fury, an action film starring Rutger Hauer. Home Vision Entertainment was granted United States distribution rights to the original Daiei films (except for the 14th and the 16th (the second of which was still in possession of AnimEigo)), and released them on DVD: the films were numbered 1-13, 15, and 17-19. Plot, film five:Zatoichi finds a young girl in distress while on the road and decides to protect her and escort her back home to Edo, as two rival gangs try to kidnap her. It also stars Tadanobu Asano, Michiyo Okusu, Yui Natsukawa, Guadalcanal Taka, Daigiro Tachibana, Yuko Daike, Ittoku Kishibe, Saburo Ishikura, and Akira Emoto. The Tale of Zatoichi was released in Japan on April 12, 1962. Zatoichi's Pilgrimage After he's ambushed in a small village terrorized by a gang of thieves, the legendary blind swordsman Zatoichi is forced to kill a young man in self-defense. The Zatoichi series is one of Japan's longest running media franchises, with a total of 29 films and a 100-episode television series.The series centers around Ichi, an itinerant blind masseur who happens to be one of the most fearsome and dangerous swordsmen around, amassing a mind bogglingly high body count mostly consisting of yakuza, corrupt government flunkies and mountains of Mooks. The soundtrack was composed by Keiichi Suzuki (formerly of the Japanese band the Moonriders) and the Japanese tap dance troupe The Stripes. This self-described "god of calamities" is routinely a magnet for troubles of one sort or another. Removed ctf_foundry from the default map cycle to focus on gathering information on the remaining maps. With its lightning-fast swordplay, sleight-of-hand dice games, and codes of honor upheld and betrayed, this first chapter sets the stage for all the Zatoichi adventures to come. Yet in the fourth installment, he's back for the third time with what seems to be the exact same canesword. Chambara eventually expired its North American release license. On the anniversary of his mothers death, Zatoichi's oath prohibits him from drawing his sword from dawn till dusk. Still black and white. The Rocket Launcher is the default primary weapon for the Soldier.It is a typical rocket-propelling device with a protruding metal side and a wide exhaust port. Some, however, have come close to besting him in combat, in particular during the final duel in Zatoichi Challenged, where extenuating circumstances played a role. His father disappeared for undisclosed reasons when Zatoichi was about five years old. Are your accessibility or localization needs BIG? 2021 Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman. After all this, he throws the handle away angrily, and wanders off empty-handed. Ichi also saves a female pickpocket, then hires her to help nurse the baby until he can deliver it to its father. The earlier films, in which Mifune's character used the pseudonym Sanjuro (30-year-old), are alluded to when Sassa is jokingly called Shijuro (40-year-old). Nevertheless, he believes himself instead to be a stained, corrupted and evil man, irredeemable and undeserving of the love and respect that some show and rightly have for him. Older, wiser but still a wandering loner, the blind, peace-loving masseur Ichi seeks a peaceful life in a rural village. Zatoichi at first comes across as a harmless blind anma (masseur) and bakuto (gambler) who wanders the land, making his living by chō-han (playing dice) as well as giving massages, performing acupuncture and even, on occasion, singing and playing music. The original series of movies features other popular fictional characters of the genre on two occasions. Wakayama is the real-life brother of Zatoichi actor Shintaro Katsu and also famed for playing Ogami Itto in the Lone Wolf and Cub series. It was re-released (and retitled Darkness Is His Ally) in 2004; this was no doubt sparked by the new 2003 Zatoichi film, Zatoichi, starring Takeshi Kitano, which Shochiku also released. A total of 26 films were made from 1962 to 1989. Hirate has told the boss who hired him that he won't use his sword to kill people. They count kills but only on certain maps. Zatō is a title, the lowest of the four official ranks within the Tōdōza, the historical guild for blind men (thus, zato also designates a blind person in Japanese slang). The principal recurring thematic formula of these films and the television series is that of the ever-wandering and sentimental drifter who protects the innocent and the helpless from oppressive or warring yakuza gangs, stops the worst of general injustice or predation and aids the unfortunate, and often, through no fault of his own, is set upon by ruffians or stumbles into harm's way. Distribution of these films was done by Dainichi Eihai (Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival, Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman), Toho (Zatoichi at Large which Toho also co-produced with Katsu Productions, Zatoichi in Desperation, and Zatoichi at the Blood Fest), and Shochiku which released Katsu's last Zatoichi film in 1989. The villains are always the same: murderous yakuza bosses and corrupt government officials with their armies of sword-toting but expendable henchmen. Directed by Shintarô Katsu. 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Similarly, he displays considerable skill using two swords simultaneously, in Musashi-like Nitō Ichi style in Zatoichi and the Doomed Man. And the first one in colour. Zatoichi (座頭市, Zatōichi) is a fictional character featured in one of Japan's longest-running series of films, as well as a television series. Rev. , Toho released a new Zatoichi film starring Shingo Katori titled Zatoichi: The Last on May 29, 2010. Plot, film one:Zatoichi gets mixed-up in a war between two gangs and befriends a samurai on the opposing side, who he eventually has to fight. The first season of television shows has been released with English subtitles from Media Blasters / Tokyo Shock. Zatoichi draws a hidden shiv from the canesword 's handle and kills the samurai. Plot, film seven:After recovering from a gunshot wound, Zatoichi decides to help a local boss defend his concession on a river crossing from a hostile rival. The film is more of a light-hearted fare of the Zatoichi series. He starred in 24 more Zatoichi films between 1962 and 1973, 100 episodes of a Zatoichi TV series between 1974 and 1979 and one final send-off in 1989’s Zatoichi: Darkness Is His Ally. Think of him like a Japanese A stage version of Zatoichi directed by Takashi Miike starred Show Aikawa. Amara’s platform and services can help. It premiered on September 3, 2003 at the Venice Film Festival, where it won the prestigious Silver Lion award, and went on to numerous other awards both at home and abroad. The third film, in 1963, was the first to be filmed in color. Media Blasters (under their Tokyo Shock label) have released both the 1989 film and the first season (26 episodes) of the TV series. 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