The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi Image
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

Summary: Director Takeshi Kitano takes on Japanese cinematic legend Zatoichi. Kitano stars as the blind wanderer with a distinctive red cane and a shock of platinum blonde hair. Softly-spoken, he makes a living as a masseur and by gambling, but his humble, shuffling facade masks a lightning-fast, deadly swordsman. (Miramax)
Runtime: 116 min
Rating: Rated R for strong stylized bloody violence.
Production: DENTSU Music And Entertainment
Genres: Action, Drama, Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Home Release Date: Nov 9, 2004
Director Credit
Takeshi Kitano Director
Writer Credit
Kan Shimosawa Novels
Takeshi Kitano Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Tadanobu Asano Hattori Genosuke
Takeshi Kitano Zatôichi/Ichi
Yui Natsukawa O-Shino, Hattori's Wife
Cast Credit
Akira Emoto Tavern Owner Pops
Ben Hiura Tavern Gramps
Daigorô Tachibana Geisha Seitaro 'Osei' Naruto
Gadarukanaru Taka Shinkichi
Hideboh Dancing Farmer
Ittoku Kishibe Boss Inosuke Ginzo
Kohji Miura Lord Sakai
Michiyo Ookusu Aunt Oume
Ron II Dancing Farmer
Saburô Ishikura Boss Tashichi Ogi
Suji Dancing Farmer
Yûko Daike Geisha Okinu Naruto
Producer Credit
Chieko Saitô Planner
Jack Maeby Producer
Masanori Sanada Co-Producer
Masayuki Mori Producer: Office Kitano
Shinji Komiya Line Producer
Takio Yoshida Co-Producer
Tsunehisa Saitô Producer: Saitô Entertainment
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