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Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman, Vol. 10 - Zatoichi's Revenge
Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman Vol 10 - Zatoichi's Revenge
Actors: Shintar˘ Katsu, Norihei Miki, Mikiko Tsubouchi, Takeshi Kat˘, Fujio Harumoto
Director: Akira Inoue
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
UR     2003     1hr 24min

When a scheme to enslave young women into forced prostitution causes his old master to be murdered in cold blood, Ichi sets mercy aside until his vengeance is meted out and the young women are set free.

     
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Actors: Shintar˘ Katsu, Norihei Miki, Mikiko Tsubouchi, Takeshi Kat˘, Fujio Harumoto
Director: Akira Inoue
Creators: Fujio Morita, Hiroshi Yamada, Kan Shimosawa, Minoru Inuzuka
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
Studio: Home Vision Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/19/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/1965
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1965
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 24min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Japanese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Don't kill Zatoichi's master!
Zack Davisson | Seattle, WA, USA | 03/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Picture a corrupt town, where the governor and the yakuza are thick as thieves, and poor village girls are regularly enslaved in the local brothel, where they are beaten and starved, then their virginity sold to valued customers. Picture a pit of a town, where the closest thing they have to an honest man is a dice-thrower in the local gambling den, Denroku the Fox, who cheats his customers at dice but loves his family and teenage daughter enough to defy the town bosses, risking everything and causing the kidnapping of his daughter. Into this town, enter Zatoichi.

"Zatoichi 10: Zatoichi's Revenge" ("Zatôichi nidan-kiri") is a somewhat atypical entry in the long-running Zatoichi series. While it follows the same theme of "Zatoichi comes to town and cleans up the bad guys" theme, the villains are a little worse here, and the 13-year old girl being sold into prostitution is a dark image. Every man in the town appears to be evil, and it is just a matter of degrees. Every woman in the town is a victim.

Zatoichi is lured into the web of corruption due to the murder of his old master, Hikonoichi, and the brothel-enslavement of his virgin daughter, Osayo. Osayo refuses to take customers, and is in a constant state of torture, but Zatoichi, allied with Denroku the Fox who longs to free his daughter, take it upon themselves to rescue the women of the town.

True to the Zatoichi legacy, there are some amazing swordfights here, and Shintaro Katsu shows why he has been able to carry this film series for so long. The battle in the dice-den, the brothel raid, and finally and more amazing, Zatoichi alone against the assembled horde of the corrupt town. It is a defiant and great battle, but makes you wonder what kind of town is left after Zatoichi inevitably leaves. A town without men, at any rate!"
Zatoichi in another great adventure.
Mark Judge | Azle, Tx United States | 01/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is classic Zatoichi at his best. I really enjoyed this film. I own nearly all of them and this one is one of my favorites for sure, but hey they are all great! If you like when a lone figure comes into a town and brings justice with his sword and skill you will love this film, or any in the Zatoichi series. He is an unusual character, a blind masssuer and really very humble. But when things need setting straight his sword and skill come into action. I'm glad I was able to find these films on Amazon and add them to my collection. They are well worth the money. This type of filmaking is a lost art today. ... Shintaro Katsu who plays Ichi is an incredible actor. I highly reccomend any of these films to those who are interested in samurai or martial arts films but I really think they can be enjoyable to anyone."
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Andrew J. Mathias Jr. | Tonawanda, NY | 11/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"J.H. Sweet's review applies to Zatoichi's Episode #13, not
this one. Please don't mislead customers."