Zatoichi's Vengeance

Zatoichi's Vengeance


座頭市の歌が聞える
Zatōichi No Utaga Kikoeru
Listening to Song of Zatoichi
Director Tokuzo Tanaka
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Hajime Takaiwa
Photography Kazuo Miyagawa
Sound Yukio Kaibara
Lighting Genji Nakaoka
Art Yoshinobu Nishioka
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Kanji Suganuma
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date May 3, 1966
Runtime 83 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (1965)
Followed by Zatoichi's Pilgrimage (1966)

座頭市の歌が聞える
Zatōichi No Utaga Kikoeru
Listening to Song of Zatoichi

Director Tokuzo Tanaka
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Hajime Takaiwa
Photography Kazuo Miyagawa
Sound Yukio Kaibara
Lighting Genji Nakaoka
Art Yoshinobu Nishioka
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Kanji Suganuma
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date May 3, 1966
Runtime 83 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (1965)
Followed by Zatoichi's Pilgrimage (1966)

Zatoichi arrives in a town overrun by Boss Gonzo and his goons, and stays at an inn. He quickly befriends Taichi, a young boy, who looks up to Zatoichi to protect his family from Gonzo. Zatoichi makes himself known to Gonzo, but quickly regrets it, as Taichi begins to emulate his behavior. Zatoichi repents by allowing himself to be humiliated by the yakuza. Kurobe, another samurai, arrives in town to reunite with his long lost lover, Ocho, who is employed at a brothel. Kurobe seeks a way to earn enough money to release Ocho from her debt to the brothel owner.

When Gonzo’s gang attempts to extort Taichi’s family, Zatoichi snaps and slays several of them. Gonzo hires Kurobe to kill Zatoichi. They try to extort Taichi’s family again, this time using taiko drums in an attempt to confuse him. The plan fails and more of Gonzo’s men are slain. Kurobe takes Zatoichi aside for a proper duel, where Kurobe is slain. Zatoichi learns of Kurobe’s and Ocho’s relationship, and decides to mend it himself.

Zatoichi raids Gonzo’s hideout, slaying the boss and making off with a large sum of gold to redistribute to the townsfolk who were extorted. He also pays off the remainder of Ocho’s debt. Zatoichi avoids Taichi, and urges his family to raise him well.

企画
Planning
久保寺生郎
Ikuo Kubodera
原作
Original Story
子母沢寛
Kan Shimozawa
脚本
Screenplay
高岩肇
Hajime Takaiwa
撮影
Photography
宮川一夫
Kazuo Miyagawa
録音
Sound
海原幸夫
Yukio Kaibara
照明
Lighting
中岡源権
Genji Nakaoka
美術
Art
西岡善信
Yoshinobu Nishioka
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
編集
Editor
菅沼完二
Kanji Suganuma
擬斗
Action
宮内昌平
Shohei Miyauchi
助監督
Assistant Director
太田昭和
Akikazu Ota
製作主任
Production Manager
村井昭彦
Akihiko Murai
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
出演者
Performers


勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu

天知茂
Shigeru Amachi

小川真由美
Mayumi Ogawa

佐藤慶
Kei Sato

浜村純
Shin Hamamura

吉川満子
Miko Yoshikawa

小村雪子
Yukiko Komura

東三千
Michi Azuma

町田政則
Masanori Michida

水原浩一
Koichi Mizuhara

伊達三郎
Saburo Date

玉置一恵
Kazue Tamaki

堀北幸夫
Yukio Horikita

木村玄
Gen Kimura

藤川準
Jun Fujikawa

石原須磨男
Sumao Ishihara

西岡弘善
Hiroyoshi Nishioka

黒木英男
Hideo Kuroki

薮内武司
Takeshi Yabuchi

谷口和子
Kazuko Taniguchi
監督
Director
田中徳三
Tokuzo Tanaka