Zatoichi the Outlaw

Zatoichi the Outlaw


座頭市牢破り
Zatōichi Rōyaburi
Zatoichi Jailbreak
Director Satsuo Yamamoto
Producer Masaichi Nagata
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Takehiro Nakajima
Koji Matsumoto
Kiyokata Saruwaka
Photography Kazuo Miyagawa
Music Sei Ikeno
Sound Tsuchitaro Hayashi
Lighting Genji Nakaoka
Art Yoshinobu Nishioka
Editor Kanji Suganuma
Theme Song Performer Shintaro Katsu
Production Companies Daiei, Katsu Productions
Release Date August 12, 1967
Runtime 96 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi's Cane Sword (1967)
Followed by Zatoichi Challenged (1967)

座頭市牢破り
Zatōichi Rōyaburi
Zatoichi Jailbreak

Director Satsuo Yamamoto
Producer Masaichi Nagata
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Takehiro Nakajima
Koji Matsumoto
Kiyokata Saruwaka
Photography Kazuo Miyagawa
Music Sei Ikeno
Sound Tsuchitaro Hayashi
Lighting Genji Nakaoka
Art Yoshinobu Nishioka
Editor Kanji Suganuma
Theme Song Performer Shintaro Katsu
Production Companies Daiei, Katsu Productions
Release Date August 12, 1967
Runtime 96 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi's Cane Sword (1967)
Followed by Zatoichi Challenged (1967)

Zatoichi enters a village led by Boss Asagoro. A pacifist ronin, Ohara, leads the peasants and encourages them to give up gambling, much to the disdain of neighboring boss Tomizo, who relies on detaining peasants in debt in order to extort Asagoro. On several occasions Tomizo tries to provoke a gang war with Asagoro, knowing that no matter the outcome, the corrupt inspector will side with him and surrender the lands to his control. Zatoichi is impressed with Asagoro’s concern for the peasants, and decides to settle things with Tomizo. He confronts Tomizo’s gang and slays the boss, allowing the peasants to continue living peacefully. In exchange, Asagoro allows for Zatoichi to leave his territory and seek shelter in Kiryu village.

Zatoichi takes up work as a masseur in Kiryu. One day his employer turns on him and beats him, having been informed that Zatoichi is criminal. Zatoichi meets a former yakuza from Asagoro’s village, who informs him that Asagoro has turned the place upside down, opening gambling houses and brothels and mistreating the villagers. Furthermore, he has had Ohara arrested on false charges, in order to demoralize the villagers. Zatoichi is reluctant to believe the account, and heads back to learn the truth. Asagoro receives him warmly, and attempts to put his fears to rest. When Zatoichi leaves, Asagoro pursues him with marksmen and attempts to assassinate him on the road. Zatoichi survives the attempt, and is now convinced of Asagoro’s treachery.

Zatoichi returns to Asagoro’s estate and slays his gang. He beheads Asagoro, but is wounded and unable to move. The villagers arrive and carry him along the backroads to intercept the caravan taking Ohara to Edo for punishment. They cut off the caravan, and Zatoichi rescues Ohara, slaying the corrupt inspector. Ohara is displeased that Zatoichi has used violence, but Zatoichi believes he made the right choice to return Ohara to the village.


勝プロダクション第一回作品
Katsu Productions First Work
製作
Producer
永田雅一
Masaichi Nagata
原作
Original Story
子母沢寛
Kan Shimozawa
企画
Planning
伊藤武郎
Takeo Ito

宮古とく子
Tokuko Miyako
脚本
Screenplay
中島丈博
Takehiro Nakajima

松本孝二
Koji Matsumoto

猿若清方
Kiyokata Saruwaka
撮影
Photography
宮川一夫
Kazuo Miyagawa
音楽
Music
池野成
Sei Ikeno
録音
Sound
林土太郎
Tsuchitaro Hayashi
照明
Lighting
中岡源権
Genji Nakaoka
美術
Art
西岡善信
Yoshinobu Nishioka
編集
Editor
菅沼完二
Kanji Suganuma
擬斗
Action
楠本栄一
Eiichi Kusumoto
助監督
Assistant Director
土井茂
Shigeru Doi
製作主任
Production Manager
西沢鋭治
Eiji Nishizawa
主題歌
Theme Song
大映レコード
Daiei Records

Performer
勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
出演者
Performers


勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu

三國連太郎
Rentaro Mikuni

西村晃
Ko Nishimura

浜田ゆう子
Yuko Hamada

石山健二郎
Kenjiro Ishiyama

細川俊之
Toshiyuki Hosokawa

藤岡琢也
Takuya Fujioka

鈴木瑞穂
Mizuho Suzuki

遠藤辰雄
Tatsuo Endo

三木本賀代
Kayo Mikimoto

松下達夫
Tatsuo Matsushita

玉川良一
Ryoichi Tamagawa

古川緑九
Midorikyu Furukawa

鳳啓助
Keisuke Otori

京唄子
Utako Kyo

酒井修
Osamu Sakai

早川雄三
Yuzo Hayakawa

守田学
Kakuya Morita

矢野宣
Ken Yano

水原浩一
Koichi Mizuhara

伊達三郎
Saburo Date

木村玄
Gen Kimura

水島眞哉
Shinya Mizushima

毛利郁子
Ikuko Mori

沖時男
Tokio Oki

藤川準
Jun Fujikawa

小林加奈枝
Kanae Kobayashi

石原須磨男
Sumao Ishihara

北野拓也
Takuya Kitano

勝村淳
Jun Katsumura

岡島艶子
Yuko Okajima

西岡弘善
Hiroyoshi Nishioka

薮内武司
Takeshi Yabuchi

谷口和子
Kazuko Taniguchi

小柳圭子
Keiko Koyanagi

志賀明
Akira Shiga

菊野昌代士
Masanobu Kikuno

福井隆次
Ryuji Fukui

長谷川茂
Shigeru Hasegawa

久本延子
Kumiko Kumoto

滝のぼる
Noboru Taki

三星トミ
Tomi Mitsuboshi

堀左知子
Sachiko Hori

高寺正
Masa Takadera

都賀静子
Shizuka Toga
監督
Director
山本薩夫
Satsuo Yamamoto