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Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

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The colossally popular Zatoichi films make up the longest-running action series in Japanese history and created one of the screen s great heroes: an itinerant blind masseur who also happens to be a lightning-fast swordsman. As this iconic figure, the charismatic and earthy Shintaro Katsu became an instant superstar, lending a larger-than-life presence to the thrilling adventures of a man who lives staunchly by a code of honor and delivers justice in every town and village he enters. The films that feature him are variously pulse-pounding, hilarious, stirring, and completely off-the-wall. This deluxe set features the string of twenty-five Zatoichi films made between 1962 and 1973.

NINE-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
- Digital restorations of all twenty-five films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
- The Blind Swordsman, a 1978 documentary about Zatoichi portrayer and filmmaker Shintaro Katsu, along with a 2013 interview with its director, John Nathan
- Interview from 2013 with Asian-film critic Tony Rayns
- Trailers
- PLUS: A book featuring an essay by critic Geoffrey O Brien; synopses of the films by critic, novelist, and musician Chris D.; The Tale of Zatoichi, the original short story by Kan Shimozawa; and twenty-five illustrations inspired by the films, by twenty-five different artists

Product Specifications

Actor
Shintaro Katsu
AudienceRating
Unrated (Not Rated)
Binding
Blu-ray
CatalogNumberList
  • LNMN-B01H66WAPS MN-B01H66WAPS POMN-B01H66WAPS
Director
Various
EAN
0715515170611
EANList
  • 0715515170611
Edition
Criterion Collection
Feature
  • New digital restorations of all twenty-five films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • The Blind Swordsman, a 1978 documentary about Zatoichi portrayer and filmmaker Shintaro Katsu, along with a new interview with its director, John Nathan
  • New interview with Asian-film critic Tony Rayns
  • Trailers, New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: A book featuring an essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien; synopses of the films by critic, novelist, and musician Chris D.; "The Tale of Zatoichi," the original short story by Kan Shimozawa; and twenty-five new illustrations inspired by the films, by twenty-five different artists
Format
  • Box set
  • Restored
  • Special Edition
  • Subtitled
  • Widescreen
Genre
Action & Adventure
IsAdultProduct
ItemDimensions
  • 200 hundredths-inches
  • 750 hundredths-inches
  • 225 Hundredths Pounds
  • 675 hundredths-inches
Label
Criterion Collection
Languages
  • English, Subtitled Japanese, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Criterion Collection
Model
42925948
MPN
unknown
NumberOfDiscs
9
NumberOfItems
9
PackageDimensions
  • 200 hundredths-inches
  • 750 hundredths-inches
  • 225 Hundredths Pounds
  • 680 hundredths-inches
PackageQuantity
1
PartNumber
unknown
PictureFormat
Widescreen
ProductGroup
DVD
ProductTypeName
ABIS_DVD
Publisher
Criterion Collection
RegionCode
1
ReleaseDate
2016-09-13
RunningTime
  • 2190
  • minutes
Studio
Criterion Collection
Title
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
UPC
715515170611
UPCList
  • 715515170611
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