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Title Zatoichi. Volume one : The blind swordsman [(DVD) videorecording] / directed by Tokuzo Tanaka ; stories by Kan Shimozawa ; Saito Entertainment.

Publication Info. [United States?] : Tokyo Shock, [2005]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE ZATOIC    AVAILABLE
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Description 2 videodiscs (ca. 250 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD region 1 rda
Television series
Note DVD release (n 2005?) of the first five episodes in 1974 of Japanese television program.
Contents Episode 1. A challenge of chance -- Episode 2. The flower that bloomed with the lullaby -- Episode 3. A memorial day and the bell of life -- Episode 4. The kannon statue that was tied -- Episode 5. The heartless man, touched by compassion.
Performer Shintaro Katsu.
Summary "A pop culture icon since his screen debut in 1962, Zatoichi (played by samurai film legend Shintaro Katsu) was a matinee favorite throughout the 1960s. After a dozen years and 25 films, the blind swordsman transitioned to the small screen in 1974. 100 episodes of the popular series aired through the end of the decade, as the television program, "Zatoichi Monogatari" or "The Tale of Zatoichi." -- container.
Audience Not rated.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Language In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Subject Samurai -- Videodiscs.
Genre Television series.
Foreign films, Japanese.
Added Author Tanaka, Tokuzō, 1920-2007, film director.
Katsu, Shintarō, 1931-1997, actor.
Saito Entertainment (Firm), film production company.
Tokyo Shock (Firm), film publisher.
Added Title Zatoichi Monogatari (Television program). Volume 1.
Blind swordsman.
ISBN 9781586557454
Standard No. 631595054286
Music No. TSDVD-0542 Tokyo Shock
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