Zatoichi's Flashing Sword

Zatoichi's Flashing Sword


座頭市あばれ凧
Zatōichi Abaredako
Zatoichi Wild Kite

Director Kazuo Ikehiro
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Minoru Inuzaka
Shozaburo Asai
Photography Yasukazu Takemura
Sound Masao Osumi
Lighting Hiroya Kato
Art Yoshinobu Nishioka
Music Sei Ikeno
Editor Takashi Taniguchi
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date July 11, 1964
Runtime 82 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964)
Followed by Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964)
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座頭市あばれ凧
Zatōichi Abaredako
Zatoichi Wild Kite

Staff
Director Kazuo Ikehiro
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Minoru Inuzaka
Shozaburo Asai
Photography Yasukazu Takemura
Sound Masao Osumi
Lighting Hiroya Kato
Art Yoshinobu Nishioka
Music Sei Ikeno
Editor Takashi Taniguchi
Info
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date July 11, 1964
Runtime 82 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964)
Followed by Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964)

Zatoichi is injured by a rogue samurai with a musket during his travels. He is cared for by Okuni, the daughter of Boss Bunkichi. Zatoichi arrives at Bunkichi’s and learns of an imminent conflict with rival Boss Yasugoro. Bunkichi currently owns the concessions at the ford separating the two clans, and Yasugoro desires to take it from him by any means necessary. Yasugoro continually attempts to provoke Bunkichi into a fight, but Bunkichi never lets himself be drawn into these traps. Instead, Bunkichi concentrates on throwing his annual fireworks festival for the locals.

Bunkichi’s prodigal son Seiroku returns home after a reckless time spent drinking and wasting his inheritance. Yasugoro sends some hired ronin to stir up trouble on Yasugoro’s side of the ford. When the hot-headed Seiroku confronts them, he is kidnapped and held at Yasugoro’s residence. Yasugoro lies to Bunkichi and tells him that Seiroku invaded his home and attempted to kill him, and tries to use Seiroku as bait to force Bunkichi to hand over the rights to the ford. Bunkichi refuses. Zatoichi ventures into Yasugoro’s residence and frees Seiroku. Yasugoro deduces Zatoichi’s true identity, and blackmails Bunkichi, accusing him of harboring a fugitive. Bunkichi is forced to dismiss Zatoichi from his household.

After Zatoichi departs, Yasugoro invades Bunkichi’s residence and slays him and all his men. Zatoichi, noticing that the fireworks were interrupted, turns back and discovers what has happened. He crosses back to Yasugoro’s residence and exacts revenge. He cuts down all the candles in the residence, forcing Yasugoro’s men to fight in the dark. Zatoichi easily slays all of them, and finally slays Yasugoro himself. The fireworks resume, and Zatoichi stands for a moment basking in their light.

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

浅井昭三郎
Shozaburo Asai
撮影
Photography
竹村康和
Yasukazu Takemura
録音
Sound
大角正夫
Masao Osumi
照明
Lighting
加藤博也
Hiroya Kato
美術
Art
西岡善信
Yoshinobu Nishioka
音楽
Music
池野成
Sei Ikeno
編集
Editor
谷口孝司
Takashi Taniguchi
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
宮嶋八蔵
Yoshizo Miyajima
製作主任
Production Manager
小沢宏
Hiroshi Ozawa
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
出演者
Performers


勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu

久保菜穂子
Naoko Kubo

渚まゆみ
Mayumi Nagisa

五味竜太郎
Ryutaro Gomi

遠藤辰雄
Tatsuo Endo

杉田康
Yasushi Sugita

中村豊
Yutaka Nakamura

左卜全
Bokuzen Hidari

香川良介
Ryosuke Kagawa

水原浩一
Koichi Mizuhara

江田島隆
Takashi Edajima

南條新太郎
Shintaro Nanjo

三角八郎
Hachiro Misumi

舟木洋一
Yoichi Funaki

毛利郁子
Ikuko Mori

近江輝子
Teruko Omi

浜田雄史
Hideo Hamada

玉置一恵
Kazue Tamaki

越川一
Ichi Koshikawa

藤川準
Jun Fujikawa

沖時男
Tokio Oki

春日清
Kiyoshi Kasuga

小林加奈枝
Kanae Kobayashi

千石泰三
Yuzo Sengoku

福井隆次
Ryuji Fukui

三浦志郎
Shiro Miura

愛原光一
Koichi Aihara

竹谷俊彦
Toshihiko Takeya

薮内武司
Takeshi Yabuchi

森宏之
Hiroyuki Mori

三木正八郎
Masahachiro Miki

松田剛武
Takeshi Matsuda
監督
Director
池広一夫
Kazuo Ikehiro