Jun 20, 2012 beat takeshi kitano directs and plays the title role in this tribute to the wildly popular blind swordsman of japanese cinema who was the hero of more than 20 movies and a television series from the early 60s to the late 80s. That includes yakuza gangsters, plenty of gambling, and usually a woman. In this one hes not only on the road, but also in a lot of trouble. On the road the movie adventures of zatoichi the blind swordsman japanese weng subs. A blind swordsman shintaro katsu comes between two warring yakuza.
Feudal japan in the 19th century is a time of cruel injustice, corrupt clanleaders and violent oppression. Zatoichi on the road 1963 zatoichi on the road 1963. Not every zatoichi film qualifies as great cinema, but even when the series falters a bit, every single one of these films is still well worth your time. On the road kimiyoshi yasuda in the 5th zatoichi movie, the blind swordsman and his companion are on their way to meet with a local gang leader who wants to hire zatoichi as his bodyguard. Hes still the same sweet badass, but this time the connections to previous installments are minimal. A list of the zatoichi films in chronological order. Mar 10, 2017 zatoichi is a criticallyacclaimed recent entry in a decadeslong japanese media franchise, but i regrettably found it to be rather poor, with limp, meandering pacing and fun yet uninteresting. May 14, 2010 the zatoichi series has long been an entry point for nonjapanese into japanese films. His blindness makes it acceptable for him to share rooms with women and even, on occasion zatoichi and the chest of gold, 1964, to slip into the bath with them. In my opinion, this movie is the best of the franchise since the charismatic first film that really established everything one appreciates about the blind samurai who uses his head cleverly and his hands quickly.
Zatoichis fighting journey, zatoichi and the scoundrels zatoichi on the road zatoichis fighting journey, zatoichi kenkatabi, blind swordsman. This, of course, makes the films work in the long run. To a remote mountain town comes zatoichi kitano, a. Its the first film in the series that felt very selfcontained, as if ichi is no better or worse at. Everything on the brand new criterion channel streaming service. Threatened by two opposing yakuza clans and pursued by violent samurai for refusing their lords advances, the girl is in grave danger.
The movies are on nine discs in a sturdy slipcase along with a small book covering the zatoichi movies. Zatoichi and the fugitives season 1, episode 18 080968 zatichi confronts a corrupt police official and an outlaw gang to free a young woman enslaved in a silk mill. The character, a blind masseur and blademaster, was created by novelist kan shimozawa. Zatoichi on the road aka zatoichi and the scoundrels. Zatoichi, fighting journey zatoichi, zatoichi, the blind swordsman. Zatoichi on the road ganzer film deutsch veroffentlichung. The tale of zatoichi released in 1962 would begin a 20 plus film franchise starring shintaro katus as the blind masseuse, gambler, and master swordsman. On the road, the fifth film in the zatoichiblind swordsman series starring shintaro katsu. The whole world at our feet 2015 full movie tangled 1997 full. Set in the 19th century, the film has kitano himself as the blind masseur and itinerant wiseguywarrior zatoichi, a legendary character familiar in japan from tv specials and movies starring. It was originally released by the daiei motion picture company later acquired by kadokawa pictures zatoichi challenged is the seventeenth episode in the 26part film series devoted to the character of. It was originally released by the daiei motion picture company later acquired by kadokawa pictures. On the road with zatoichi the current the criterion. A year in the making, left lane chronicles life on the road with alix and her road managerfilmmaker samantha farinella as they tour the country connecting the dots from a high school visit in lincoln, nebraska to a cd release party in new york city.
Zatoichi embodies the kinds of contradictory elements that make takeshi kitano japans most intriguing contemporary actordirector. The first film introduces all the major elements that would be used in the following movies. Nov 25, 20 in the same film, he meets another woman, the illfated otane, who likewise in zatoichi the fugitive betrays him, even as zatoichi persists in refusing to credit her betrayal. Zatoichi at the blood fest aka zatoichi s conspiracy. Zatoichi the blind swordsman japanese cinema japanese film, vintage japanese, toshiro japanese. Zatoichi on the road 1963, zatoichi kenkatabi story. Also known by the alternate titles zatoichi the blind swordsman or zatoichi. The darkness is his ally 16 years after zatoichi s conspiracy, effectively the final film in the series, and a decade after the tv series that followed, shintaro katsu returned to the character as both director and star in a twilight sequel as the final word on the. He does these great leaps up and over people and it all feels wrong. An exciting and surprisingly emotional first chapter in the 20 plus entry long filmic saga of zatoichi, the blind swordsman. On the road or zatoichi kenkatabi is a 1963 japanese chambara film directed by kimiyoshi yasuda starring shintaro katsu as the blind masseur zatoichi, originally.
Zatichi befriends a chessloving wandering samurai and helps a young girl accidentally wounded in a sword fight. The film gets into trouble when japanese and hong action styles collide. Zatoichi, the masseur, the gambler, the swordsman and the ladies man. Primarily for my own reference as i make my way through the films but may be useful to others also taking the. Chinese entry for the best foreign language film huang xiaoming. Zatoichi is sworn to protect the life of a young girl and without any real allies finds. Zatoichi at the blood fest aka zatoichis conspiracy. In japanese w english subtitles the blind swordsman continues on his journey and encounters a dying pregnant woman. Being the kindhearted man zatoichi is, he sets our to find the babys next of kin. His hand forced, zatoichi shocks the ruffians with the fury of a blind mans blade. The darkness is his ally 16 years after zatoichis conspiracy, effectively the final film in the series, and a decade after the tv series that followed, shintaro katsu returned to the character as both director and star in a twilight sequel as the final word on the. The film is a crescendo of provocation until zatoichi finally unsheathes his sword. The movies are on nine discs in a sturdy slipcase along with a small book covering the zatoichi.
Zatoichi on the road 1963 the criterion collection. The zatoichi film franchise is comprised of 26 theatrical releases. Zatoichi on the road 1963 cast and crew a blind swordsman shintaro katsu comes between two warring yakuza when he escorts a runaway chambermaid back home. Zatoichi on the road deutsch ganzer film online hd titel. The zatoichi series has long been an entry point for nonjapanese into japanese films. Watch zatoichi on the road full movie in hd visit zatoichi is sworn to protect the life of a young girl and withou. As the tension mounts between the two gangs we get subtle hints at the outcome and its. He helps her deliver her baby before she passes away. The film hits the ground running, for an 87 minute film you get a lot of characters and plot twists and very cool sword fighting in between. Gente potrebbe reperire immagine e telecamera nel vostro ipad.
Zatoichi on the road msmichel the fifth entry in the long running series finds zatoichi forced to fight two gangs while escorting a young woman back to edo after her fathers death. Assistir o filme zatoichi on the road online dublado lancamento. Zatoichi and the chess expert season 1, episode 12. The trouble is that the wu xia wire work of wang kang feels completely out of place in the realistic world of zatoichi. The blind swordsman film completo in illimitata gratis. Zatoichi on the road is an adventure of honor, sword fighting and peculiar characters that took me back to those days. Both are set during the late edo period 1830s and 1840s. Fearless film streaming in hd italiano film completo. Zatoichi meets yojimbo 1970 streaming ita ita film. Ichi is a blind masseuse ambling from town to town until some injustice or threat cause him to reveal his. On the road, zatoichi kenkatabi is a 1963 japanese chambara film directed by kimiyoshi yasuda starring shintaro katsu as the blind masseur zatoichi, originally released by the daiei motion picture company now known as kadokawa pictures.
I had seen this before, but revisiting it to kick off a marathon of every film in the series, i was reminded of just how well made and especially well shot and performed this was. Once piecemealed a title at a time on vhs, then later on dvd in sometimes groups of three titles, it took only a short matter of time before zatoichi enthusiasts worldwide were readily able to satiate their need for a zatoichi. Zatoichi on the road aka zatoichi and the scoundrels quad. A dying mans last wish compels zatoichi to help a woman whos wanted for stabbing the man who tried to rape her.
Zatoichi on the road 1963 a blind swordsman shintaro katsu comes between two warring yakuza when he escorts a runaway chambermaid back home. Starting out with such a familiar setup that i spent the first act of this film actively disappointed and bordering on angry, two yakuza bosses are strangling a town, ichi does some gambling tricks, encounters a pure woman and a young man who loves her but is headed down the wrong path. But his oath finds him caught on the warpath between rival yakuza clans. In the end, zatoichi on the road convinces with its quick pace, solid dose of tension and interesting characters, especially the two important female characters which are quite unusual for samurai flicks of that time. Zatoichi challenged, zatoichi chikemurikaido is a 1967 japanese chambara film directed by kenji misumi and starring shintaro katsu as the blind masseur zatoichi. On the road is a 1963 japanese chambara film directed by kimiyoshi yasuda starring shintaro katsu as the blind masseur zatoichi, originally. With shintaro katsu, shiho fujimura, ryuzo shimada, reiko fujiwara. A rival gang attacks them before they can reach their destination, but the clever swordsman and masseur negotiates safe passage. Zatoichi is a criticallyacclaimed recent entry in a decadeslong japanese media franchise, but i regrettably found it to be rather poor, with limp, meandering pacing and fun yet uninteresting. Zatoichi on the road is the fifth entry in the franchise and the third movie released within one year. The colossally popular zatoichi films make up the longestrunning action series in japanese history and created one of the screens.
Sep 16, 2015 after the second film in the series, the tale of zatoichi continues 1962, was not much more than a hurriedly filmed throwaway sequel to cash in on the success of the first film, daiei shifted down gears to further develop the personality of the eponymous blind gambler in this third entry. Kikujiro 1999, a weirdly mannerist road movie in which kitano plays. Similar to the sword carried by the blind samurai zatoichi and in the movie blind fury, these sticks have a real ninja sword and are 41 inch. In the the fifth zatoichi adventure, ichi has to guard a rich merchants daughter shiho fujimura to safety. Alix olson is an internationally touring folk poet and progressive queer artistactivist. What do takeshi kitanos zatoichi and michael manns collateral, both. Guys from bonn to buenos aires who nod off after 10 minutes of yasujiro ozus tokyo monogatari. A list of 26 films compiled on letterboxd, including the tale of zatoichi 1962, the tale of zatoichi continues 1962, new tale of zatoichi 1963, zatoichi the fugitive 1963 and zatoichi on the road 1963.
Zatoichi on the road streaming film 720p, 1080p, dvdrip, hight quality schau jetzt. Another very solid and fast paced action film in the zatoichi series. On the road is the fifth episode in the 26 part film series devoted to the character of zatoichi. Zatoichi is further represented as the good soul he is, defending a woman that he has no real connection to. To honor the will of a dying man, zatoichi, a blind masseur, agrees to escort a distressed maiden back to her family. Coming attractions for you 2020s most anticipated movies. Mar 19, 2004 set in the 19th century, the film has kitano himself as the blind masseur and itinerant wiseguywarrior zatoichi, a legendary character familiar in japan from tv specials and movies starring.
Beat takeshi kitano directs and plays the title role in this tribute to the wildly popular blind swordsman of japanese cinema who was the hero of more than 20 movies and a television series from the early 60s to the late 80s. Zatoichi on the road 1963 directed by kimiyoshi yasuda. He has a code, but enforces it according to his own rules. The leaping seems silly, or at least in the context of zatoichi s world. Zatoichi, zatoichi is a fictional character featured in one of japans longestrunning series of films, as well as a television series. The itinerant zatoichi comes across a dying man, who begs the masseur.1075 1036 639 598 817 329 1563 1276 733 313 1247 1038 1049 1171 30 860 1322 1183 674 348 1315 1645 1549 970 1301 523 684 943 1010 1404 178 58 144 645