Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival

Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival


座頭市あばれ火祭り
Zatōichi Abarehi Matsuri
Zatoichi Fire Festival

Director Kenji Misumi
Producer Shintaro Katsu
Assistant Producer Hiroyoshi Nishioka
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Nobuo Ono
Screenplay Takayuki Yamada
Shintaro Katsu
Photography Kazuo Miyagawa
Sound Masao Osumi
Lighting Genji Nakaoka
Art Yoshinobu Nishioka
Music Isao Tomita
Editor Toshio Taniguchi
Production Companies Dainichi Films, Daiei, Katsu Productions
Release Date August 12, 1970
Runtime 96 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)
Followed by Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
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座頭市あばれ火祭り
Zatōichi Abarehi Matsuri
Zatoichi Fire Festival

Staff
Director Kenji Misumi
Producer Shintaro Katsu
Assistant Producer Hiroyoshi Nishioka
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Nobuo Ono
Screenplay Takayuki Yamada
Shintaro Katsu
Photography Kazuo Miyagawa
Sound Masao Osumi
Lighting Genji Nakaoka
Art Yoshinobu Nishioka
Music Isao Tomita
Editor Toshio Taniguchi
Info
Production Companies Dainichi Films, Daiei, Katsu Productions
Release Date August 12, 1970
Runtime 96 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)
Followed by Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971)

Zatoichi serves a client who is purchasing a mistress at auction. Moved by the mistress’ story, Zatoichi intercepts the client’s caravan and abducts her. He gives her shelter for the night and allows her to slip away on her own, but she is immediately killed by her former husband, who is now a ronin. The ronin has been tracking down every man who ever touched his wife, and now has his sights set on Zatoichi.

Zatoichi visits a large gathering of yakuza bosses led by the big boss Yamikubo. Yamikubo, who is also blind, lures Zatoichi in a false sense of security. In reality Yamikubo sees Zatoichi as a potential threat to his enterprise and decides to have him killed. The initial assassination attempt fails, so Yamikubo decides to send the daughter of his second-in-command, Okiyo, to tempt Zatoichi; he hopes that Zatoichi will drop his guard around her and allow for an easier kill. The plan is foiled when Okiyo instead falls in love with Zatoichi and tries to send him away from Yamikubo. Yamikubo learns of this and takes Okiyo hostage.

Zatoichi is invited to attend a yearly festival hosted by Yamikubo. Yamikubo challenges Zatoichi to a high stakes game: Zatoichi’s life for Okiyo’s. Zatoichi agrees, but is tricked and Yamikubo’s men attempt to burn him alive. Zatoichi escapes and hides in the grounds of Yamikubo’s estate, killing the yakuza when they come to find him. Yamikubo draws him out by threatening Okiyo. Zatoichi disarms himself, but uses a pair of metal chopsticks to defend himself and kill Yamikubo. The ronin appears and allows Zatoichi to escape, only to duel him later. Zatoichi kills the ronin, and takes his leave from Okiyo.

製作
Producer
勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu
製作補佐
Assistant Producer
西岡弘善
Hiroyoshi Nishioka
原作
Original Story
子母沢寛
Kan Shimozawa
脚本
Screenplay
山田隆之
Takayuki Yamada

勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu

(篇中一部分宇野信夫作「雲の別路」より)
From an excerpt of Nobuo Uno’s work “Another Path of the Cloud”
撮影
Photography
宮川一夫
Kazuo Miyagawa
録音
Sound
大角正夫
Masao Osumi
照明
Lighting
中岡源権
Genji Nakaoka
美術
Art
西岡善信
Yoshinobu Nishioka
音楽
Music
富田勲
Isao Tomita
編集
Editor
谷口登司夫
Toshio Taniguchi
衣裳考証
Costume Research
上野芳生
Yoshio Ueno
音響効果
Sound Effects
倉島暢
Manabu Kurashima
擬斗
Action
楠本栄一
Eiichi Kusumoto
助監督
Assistant Director
国原俊明
Toshiaki Kohara
製作主任
Production Manager
眞田正典
Masanori Sanada
語り手
Narrator
近藤洋介
Yosuke Kondo
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
出演者
Performers


勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu

大原麗子(東映)
Reiko Ohara (Toei)

ピーター
Peter

吉行和子
Kazuko Yoshiyuki

西村晃
Ko Nishimura

金田龍之介
Ryunosuke Kaneda

田中邦衛
Kunie Tanaka

なべおさみ
Osami Nabe

長沢純
Jun Nagasawa

正司敏江・玲児
Toshie & Reiko Shoji

近藤洋介
Yosuke Kondo

田武謙三
Kenzo Tabu

吉田義夫
Yoshio Yoshida

北村英三
Eizo Kitamura

大川修
Osamu Okawa

清水彰
Akira Shimizu

新條多久美
Kumi Shinjita

川崎あかね
Akane Kawasaki

近江輝子
Teruko Omi

水上保広
Yasuhiro Minakami

浅若芳太郎
Yoshitaro Asaka

五味龍太郎
Ryutaro Gomi

浜田雄史
Hideo Hamada

玉置一恵
Kazue Tamaki

堀北幸夫
Yukio Horikita

北野拓也
Takuya Kitano

黒木現
Gen Kuroki

伊吹新吾
Shingo Ibuki

小林加奈枝
Kanae Kobayashi

勝村淳
Jun Katsumura

新関順司郎
Shinjiro Shinsho

布目真爾
Masa Tsuyoshi

里見潤
Jun Satomi

新田章
Aya Nitta

谷口和子
Kazuko Taniguchi

高寺正
Masa Takadera

三木豊
Yutaka Miki

森雅之(東宝)
Masayuki Mori (Toho)

仲代達矢
Tatsuya Nakadai
監督
Director
三隅研次
Kenji Misumi