The tale of Zatoichi and The tale of Zatoichi continuesDVD - 2002 | Japanese
1. The epic saga of Zatoichi begins. As tensions mount between rival yakuza clans, one boss hires a formidable but ailing ronin as his clan's muscle--while the other employs a humble, moral blind masseur named Ichi. With its lightning-fast swordplay, sleight-of-hand dice games, and codes of honor upheld and betrayed, this first chapter sets the stage for all the Zatoichi adventures to come. 2. The Tale of Zatoichi proved so popular that a follow-up went into production the same year. Here, Zatoichi is hired to give a massage to a powerful political official who, he discovers, is mentally ill--a secret that the nobleman's retinue is determined to keep at any cost.
Publisher: [United States] : Home Vision Entertainment, c2002
Branch Call Number: DVD Zatoichi v.1-2
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (168 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in