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Zatoichi vs. Yojimbo Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

In Zatoichi vs. Yojimbo, one of many Japanese samurai films starring the blind swordsman Zatoichi (Shintaro Katsu), he has to battle Yojimbo (Toshiro Mifune), the title character from Akira Kurosawa's famous film. At the beginning of the film, Zatoichi is planning on retiring, yet his village is besieged by outlaws; eventually he fights, then befriends Yojimbo on his way to securing his village. The movie is a light-hearted parody of samurai films and a comic take on the genre, boasting a wonderfully funny performance from Mifune. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Cast

Shintaro Katsu
as Zatoichi
Toshiro Mifune
as Yojimbo
Ayako Wakao
as Courtesan
Kanjuro Arashi
as Stone Cutter
Toshiyuki Hosokawa
as Sanaemon Goto

Crew

Kihachi Okamoto
Director
Shintaro Katsu
Producer
Kihachi Okamoto
Screenwriter
Kazuo Miyagawa
Cinematographer
Akira Ifukube
Composer (Music Score)
Yoshinobu Nishioka
Art Director
Kan Shimozawa
Short Story Author
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