Zatoichi's Conspiracy

Zatoichi's Conspiracy


新座頭市物語・笠間の血祭り
Shin Zatōichi Monogatari Kasama No Chimatsuri
New Zatoichi Story: Kasama Blood Festival
Director Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Producer Shintaro Katsu
Hiroyoshi Nishioka
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Kei Hattori
Photography Chikashi Makiura
Sound Masao Osumi
Lighting Shozo Saito
Art Seiichi Ota
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Yoshiharu Hayashi
Production Companies Toho, Katsu Productions
Release Date April 21, 1973
Runtime 88 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi in Desperation (1972)
Followed by Zatoichi (1989)

新座頭市物語・笠間の血祭り
Shin Zatōichi Monogatari Kasama No Chimatsuri
New Zatoichi Story: Kasama Blood Festival

Director Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Producer Shintaro Katsu
Hiroyoshi Nishioka
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Kei Hattori
Photography Chikashi Makiura
Sound Masao Osumi
Lighting Shozo Saito
Art Seiichi Ota
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Yoshiharu Hayashi
Production Companies Toho, Katsu Productions
Release Date April 21, 1973
Runtime 88 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi in Desperation (1972)
Followed by Zatoichi (1989)

Zatoichi arrives in his hometown to find everything in disarray. Shinbei, a childhood friend, has colluded with the magistrate and the local yakuza boss, Iwagoro, to pay off the penalty fees for the villagers’ overdue rice tributes to the shogunate, while underhandedly stripping them of the mining rights to the granite quarry that they’ve held for generations. At first the villagers have no hope of undoing the deal, since even the magistrate is in on the corrupt scheme. Zatoichi, however, hears a rumor that the magistrate has been using an illegal measure for the rice tribute, which he intends to use as leverage.

Zatoichi confronts Shinbei over his actions, but despite the blind man’s warnings Shinbei is determined to carry out his scheme and make off with the fortunes from the quarry. Zatoichi kidnaps the magistrate and takes him to a rice warehouse, where he proves that the magistrate has been using an illegal measure. Before he can coerce the magistrate to stop Shinbei, Iwagoro’s men arrive and trap Zatoichi in the warehouse.

The yakuza ransack the warehouse looking for Zatoichi, only to be slaughtered when he finally does show himself. Zatoichi executes the magistrate, Iwagoro, and most of Iwagoro’s men until only Shinbei is left. Cornered in the warehouse, Shinbei pleads for mercy, begging Zatoichi to remember their childhood days together. Zatoichi hesitates and Shinbei tries to flee, but slips and impales himself on a loose sword. Zatoichi departs while the villagers try to assess the situation.

製作
Producer
勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu

西岡弘善
Hiroyoshi Nishioka
企画
Planning
久保寺生郎
Ikuo Kubodera
原作
Original Story
子母沢寛
Kan Shimozawa
脚本
Screenplay
服部佳子
Yoshiko Hattori
撮影
Photography
牧浦地志
Chikashi Makiura
録音
Sound
大角正夫
Masao Osumi
照明
Lighting
斉藤省三
Shozo Saito
美術
Art
太田誠一
Seiichi Ota
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
編集
Editor
林義治
Yoshiharu Hayashi
擬斗
Action
楠本栄一
Eiichi Kusumoto
音響効果
Sound Effects
倉嶋暢
Manabu Kurashima
助監督
Assistant Director
小林正雄
Masao Kobayashi
製作主任
Production Manager
足立源一郎
Genichiro Adachi
装置
Apparatus
馬場正男
Masao Baba
装飾
Decoration
清水与三吉
Shimizu Izumi
衣裳
Costume
伊藤ナツ
Natsu Ito
美粧
Beauty
湯本秀夫
Hideo Yumoto
結髪
Hair Dressing
石井エミ
Emi Ishii
色彩技術
Color Technique
小池清茂
Kiyoshige Koike
記録
Archiving
山本礼子
Reiko Yamamoto
演技事務
Actor Affairs
服部正一
Shoichi Hattori
スチール
Stills
大谷栄一
Eiichi Otani
宣伝
Marketing
中村努
Tsutomu Nakamura
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
出演者
Performers


勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu

十朱幸代
Yukiyo Toake

志村喬
Takashi Shimura

佐藤慶
Kei Sato

土屋嘉男
Yoshio Tsuchiya

遠藤辰雄
Tatsuo Endo

岸部シロー
Shiro Kishibe

横山リエ
Rie Yokoyama

高森玄
Gen Takamori

朝比奈尚行
Yoshiyuki Asahina

酒井修
Osamu Sakai

田武謙三
Kenzo Tabu

寺島雄作
Yusaku Terashima

石井くに子
Kuniko Ishii

浜田雄史
Hideo Hamada

浮田左武郎
Shojiro Ukita

九段吾郎
Goro Kudan

沖時男
Tokio Oki

薮内武司
Takeshi Yabuchi

武田てい子
Teiko Takeda

太田優子
Yuko Ota

菊野昌代士
Masanobu Kikuno

宮下有三
Yuzo Miyashita

島田正六
Shoroku Shimada

神田絋司
Koji Kanda

渡辺満男
Mitsuo Watanabe

藤春保
Kei Fujiharu

福井隆次
Ryuji Fukui

山村嵯都子
Sachiko Yamamura

松岡信江
Nobue Matsuoka

岡田英次
Eiji Okada
監督
Director
安田公義
Kimiyoshi Yasuda