Zatoichi's Revenge

Zatoichi's Revenge


座頭市二段斬り
Zatōichi Nidankiri
Zatoichi Two-Step Slash
Director Akira Inoue
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Minoru Inuzuka
Photography Fujio Morita
Sound Yukio Kaibara
Lighting Hiroshi Mima
Art Yoshinobu Nishioka
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Hiroshi Yamada
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date April 3, 1965
Runtime 84 minutes
Preceded by Adventures of Zatoichi (1964)
Followed by Zatoichi and the Doomed Man (1965)

座頭市二段斬り
Zatōichi Nidankiri
Zatoichi Two-Step Slash

Director Akira Inoue
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Minoru Inuzuka
Photography Fujio Morita
Sound Yukio Kaibara
Lighting Hiroshi Mima
Art Yoshinobu Nishioka
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Hiroshi Yamada
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date April 3, 1965
Runtime 84 minutes
Preceded by Adventures of Zatoichi (1964)
Followed by Zatoichi and the Doomed Man (1965)

Zatoichi returns to the hometown of his masseuse teacher, master Hikonoichi. He learns that the master was slain not two week earlier, on his way to deliver 300 ryo to Kyoto in order to receive rank. Boss Tatsugoro, who lent Hikonoichi 100 ryo for the trip, presses the late master’s daughter Osayo into service at his brothel in order to pay off the debt. Zatoichi takes up residence in the village, seeking to discover who slew Hikonoichi and scheming how to rescue Osayo. He befriends Denroku, a dice cup handler for Tatsugoro, but later embarrasses him in front of his employers by exposing his sleight of hand.

Zatoichi discovers that Kadokura, one of Tatsugoro’s enforcers, slew Hikonoichi. Kadokura challenges Zatoichi to a duel at the same bridge where his master was killed. There, Zatoichi learns that Tatsugoro has been colluding with the local magistrate, embezzling the villagers’ taxes and arranging for the villagers to fall into debt so that they can collect their daughters as collateral, and put them into Tatsugoro’s brothel. Zatoichi slays Kadokura. Tatsugoro has his men go door to door to find Zatoichi, but Zatoichi is hidden from them by Denroku; Tatsugoro had fired Denroku for the outrage at the dice game, and threatened to take his young daughter from him as payment for the losses he incurred.

Denroku and Zatoichi free the women from the brothel, including Osayo. Zatoichi pursues Tatsugoro and the magistrate, inflicting massive casualties on Tatsugoro’s forces. Zatoichi finally corners them both at the front of Tatsugoro’s brothel and executes them. Denroku agrees to go straight and raise his daughter properly. Zatoichi departs.

原作
Original Story
子母沢寛
Kan Shimozawa
脚本
Screenplay
犬塚稔
Minoru Inuzuka
撮影
Photography
森田富士郎
Fujio Morita
録音
Sound
海原幸夫
Yukio Kaibara
照明
Lighting
美間博
Hiroshi Mima
美術
Art
西岡善信
Yoshinobu Nishioka
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
編集
Editor
山田弘
Hiroshi Yamada
装置
Apparatus
吉見光男
Mitsuo Yoshimi
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
中西忠三
Chuzo Nakanishi
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

坪内ミキ子
Mikiko Tsubouchi

三木のり平
Norihei Miki

加藤武
Takeshi Kato

春本富士夫
Fujio Harumoto

倉田マユミ
Mayumi Kurata

小林幸子
Sachiko Kobayashi

平参平
Shinpaira Taira

伊達三郎
Saburo Date

沢村宗之助
Sonosuke Sawamura

藤山浩二
Koji Fujiyama

寺島雄作
Yusaku Terashima

嵐三右ヱ門
Tamiemon Arashi

木村玄
Gen Kimura

堀北幸夫
Yukio Horikita

西岡弘善
Hiroyoshi Nishioka

千石泰三
Yuzo Sengoku

伊井美貴
Miki Ii

森田健二
Kenji Morita

森内一夫
Kazuo Moriuchi

藤春保
Kei Fujiharu

土本正文
Masafumi Tsuchimoto

美山晋八
Shinpachi Miyama

中野智永子
Chieko Nakano

三木本賀代
Kayo Mikimoto

美原沙知子
Sachiko Mihara

滝のぼる
Noboru Taki
監督
Director
井上昭
Akira Inoue