New Tale of Zatoichi

New Tale of Zatoichi


新・座頭市物語
Shin Zatōichi Monogatari
New Zatoichi Story
Director Tokuzo Tanaka
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Minoru Inuzuka
Kikuo Umebayashi
Photography Chikashi Makiura
Sound Masao Osumi
Lighting Kenji Furuya
Art Seiichi Ota
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Hiroshi Yamada
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date March 15, 1963
Runtime 91 minutes
Preceded by The Tale of Zatoichi Continues (1962)
Followed by Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963)

新・座頭市物語
Shin Zatōichi Monogatari
New Zatoichi Story

Director Tokuzo Tanaka
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Minoru Inuzuka
Kikuo Umebayashi
Photography Chikashi Makiura
Sound Masao Osumi
Lighting Kenji Furuya
Art Seiichi Ota
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Hiroshi Yamada
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date March 15, 1963
Runtime 91 minutes
Preceded by The Tale of Zatoichi Continues (1962)
Followed by Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963)

Zatoichi arrives in the hometown of his former master, Banno, and stays with him at his dojo. Zatoichi is currently being pursued by Yasuhiko, the brother of Boss Kanbei, who Zatoichi slew. Banno keeps Zatoichi safe in his abode. Meanwhile, Banno is pressuring his younger sister, Yayoi, to marry a samurai of his choosing. Banno previously lost his samurai estate when his lord was defeated, and seeks a better chance for Yayoi. However, Banno is also secretly supporting the Mito Tengu gang, a radical anti-shogunate force that is terrorizing the countryside. The gang is in need of funds, so Banno arranges the kidnapping of one of his rich pupils and has him held for ransom.

Yayoi and Zatoichi discover they harbor strong feelings for each other and seek to be married. Zatoichi goes as far as swearing off the yakuza life of violence and pleasure that he has led up till then. Yasuhiko, taking advantage of Banno’s absence, challenges Zatoichi to a duel. Having just sworn off killing, Zatoichi grovels before Yasuhiko and begs for his life instead. Not willing to draw his sword against an unarmed man, Yasuhiko agrees to settle Zatoichi’s fate with a cup of dice. When the dice roll against Zatoichi, Yasuhiko ignores them and leaves Zatoichi in peace. However, when Banno learns of their plans, he angrily rejects Zatoichi and casts him out of the dojo.

Later, a drunk Yasuhiko affronts Banno, who kills him in cold blood. Zatoichi learns of this and begins to turn against his master. Having overheard the arrangement for exchanging the ransom with the kidnapped pupil, Zatoichi intercepts the Mito Tengu gang before they make the rendezvous. Zatoichi slaughters the entire gang and frees the pupil. Banno, enraged, challenges Zatoichi, and they duel while Yayoi watches. Zatoichi kills Banno; unable to make good on his vow to abandon his yakuza ways, he takes his leave of Yayoi and departs.

企画
Planning
久保寺生郎
Ikuo Kubodera
原作
Original Story
子母沢寛
Kan Shimozawa
脚本
Screenplay
犬塚稔
Minoru Inuzuka

梅林貴久夫
Kikuo Umebayashi
撮影
Photography
牧浦地志
Chikashi Makiura
録音
Sound
大角正夫
Masao Osumi
照明
Lighting
古谷賢次
Kenji Furuya
美術
Art
太田誠一
Seiichi Ota
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
編集
Editor
山田弘
Hiroshi Yamada
196
Apparatus
山本佐一郎
Saichiro Yamamoto
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
土井茂
Shigeru Doi
製作主任
Production Manager
吉岡徹
Toru Yoshioka
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
出演者
Performers


勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu

坪内ミキ子
Mikiko Tsubouchi

近藤美恵子
Mieko Kondo

真城千都世
Chitose Maki

河津清三郎
Seizaburo Kawazu

丹羽又三郎
Matasaburo Niwa

中村豊
Yutaka Nakamura

須賀不二男
Fujio Suga

遠藤辰雄
Tatsuo Endo

舟木洋一
Yoichi Funaki

水原浩一
Koichi Mizuhara

杉山昌三九
Shosaku Sugiyama

伊達三郎
Saburo Date

南條新太郎
Shintaro Nanjo

武智豊子
Toyoko Takechi

南部彰三
Shozo Nanbu

東良之助
Toshiaki Higashi

尾上栄五郎
Eigoro Onoe

高倉一郎
Ichiro Takura

玉置一恵
Kazue Tamaki

浜田雄史
Hideo Hamada

沖時男
Tokio Oki

春日清
Kiyoshi Kasuga

細谷新吾
Shingo Hosoya

藤川準
Jun Fujikawa

福井隆次
Ryuji Fukui

志賀明
Akira Shiga

木村玄
Gen Kimura

高森チズ子
Chizuko Takamori
監督
Director
田中徳三
Tokuzo Tanaka