Adventures of Zatoichi

Adventures of Zatoichi


座頭市関所破り
Zatōichi Sekishō Yaburi
Zatoichi Barrier Break

Director Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Shozaburo Asai
Photography Shozo Honda
Sound Sakae Nagaoka
Lighting Hiroya Kato
Art Shigeru Kato
Music Taichiro Kosugi
Editor Hiroshi Yamada
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date December 30, 1964
Runtime 86 minutes
Preceded by Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964)
Followed by Zatoichi's Revenge (1965)
Poster

座頭市関所破り
Zatōichi Sekishō Yaburi
Zatoichi Barrier Break

Staff
Director Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Shozaburo Asai
Photography Shozo Honda
Sound Sakae Nagaoka
Lighting Hiroya Kato
Art Shigeru Kato
Music Taichiro Kosugi
Editor Hiroshi Yamada
Info
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date December 30, 1964
Runtime 86 minutes
Preceded by Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964)
Followed by Zatoichi's Revenge (1965)

Zatoichi travels to visit a mountain village in order to partake of the new year’s festivities. Since the village is so crowded he is made to share a room with two young women: Saki, who is traveling in search of her father, and Osen, who is waiting for her brother, Shinsuke. Jinbei, the local yakuza boss, has colluded with the magistrate to raise the cost of doing business in the village for new year’s. Furthermore, they were secretly responsible for the assassination of a nearby village chief; they hired Shinsuke to carry out the deed and then sold him out to the authorities. Shinsuke has escaped and returned to exact vengeance. Meanwhile, Gonosuke, a ronin for hire, has settled in with Jinbei and longs to duel with the legendary Zatoichi.

Zatoichi accompanies the women to protect them both from Jinbei’s schemes. When Osen attempts to rendezvous with Shinsuke, Jinbei’s men appear and attack. Zatoichi rescues Osen, but Shinsuke is mortally wounded. With his dying breath he confesses to murdering the village chief, who happens to have been Saki’s father. Ashamed of her brother’s actions, Osen chooses to flee the village rather than face Saki. It falls on Zatoichi to break the news to Saki. He attempts to have Saki sent away from the village to safety, but Jinbei’s men overtake her palanquin and kidnap her.

Zatoichi learns of Saki’s predicament and raids the guardhouse where she is held. He frees her and begins his rampage on the magistrate’s soldiers. Gonosuke arrives and duels him, but falls to Zatoichi’s lightning blade. Zatoichi corners and executes Jinbei for his crimes and then flees to the mountain top. The next morning Zatoichi sits peacefully and worships the first light of the new year.

原作
Original Story
子母沢寛
Kan Shimozawa
企画/脚本
Planning/Screenplay
浅井昭三郎
Shozaburo Asai
撮影
Photography
本多省三
Shozo Honda
録音
Sound
長岡栄
Sakae Nagaoka
照明
Lighting
加藤博也
Hiroya Kato
美術
Art
加藤茂
Shigeru Kato
音楽
Music
小杉太一郎
Taichiro Kosugi
編集
Editor
山田弘
Hiroshi Yamada
装置
Apparatus
木村重雄
Shigeo Kimura
擬斗
Action
宮内昌平
Shohei Miyauchi
音響効果
Sound Effects
倉嶋暢
Manabu Kurashima
助監督
Assistant Director
渡辺実
Minoru Watanabe
製作主任
Production Manager
今村喬
Takashi Imamura
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
出演者
Performers


勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu

高田美和
Miwa Takada

滝瑛子
Eiko Taki

平幹二朗
Mikijiro Hira

河野秋武
Akitake Kono

伊井友三郎
Tomosaburo Ii

水原浩一
Koichi Mizuhara

上田吉二郎
Kichijiro Ueda

千波丈太郎
Jotaro Senba

富田仲次郎
Nakajiro Tomita

毛利郁子
Ikuko Mori

寺島雄作
Yusaku Terashima

中田ダイマル
Daimaru Nakata

中田ラケット
Raketto Nakata

木村玄
Gen Kimura

沖時男
Tokio Oki

越川一
Ichi Koshikawa

石原須磨男
Sumao Ishihara

千石泰三
Yuzo Sengoku

竹谷俊彦
Toshihiko Takeya

大井由貴子
Yukiko Oii

近江輝子
Teruko Omi

愛原光一
Koichi Aihara

志賀明
Akira Shiga

大林一夫
Kazuo Obayashi

松浦豊
Yutaka Matsuura

二宮秀樹
Hideki Ninomiya

中野智永子
Chieko Nakano

三木本賀代
Kayo Mikimoto

谷口和子
Kazuko Taniguchi
監督
Director
安田公義
Kimiyoshi Yasuda