Shintarô Katsu

The Great White Tiger Platoon
5.0
Raizo Ichikawa

The Great White Tiger Platoon

The Great White Tiger Platoon was part of the Aizu clan’s last ditch efforts to stop the advance of Imperial troops after the fall of the ...
Zatoichi
Zatoichi

Zatoichi

1989  

Zatoichi

Older, wiser but still a wandering loner, the blind, peace-loving masseur Ichi seeks a peaceful life in a rural village. When he’s caught ...
Zatôichi the Outlaw
7.2
Zatoichi

Zatôichi the Outlaw

When a local gambling house kidnaps some peasants because they failed to pay their debts, a rival gambling house pays their debts and sets them free.
Zatôichi’s Conspiracy
7,3
Zatoichi

Zatôichi’s Conspiracy

Zatoichi, the famed blind swordsman, returns to his home village for the first time in many years. He is befriended by Omiyo, who had the same ...
Zatôichi in Desperation
7,1
Zatoichi

Zatôichi in Desperation

Zatoichi tries to save a maiden in distress in this sequel to the popular series about a blind samurai swordsman who moonlights as a masseur. ...
Zatôichi at Large
7,2
Zatoichi

Zatôichi at Large

Blind masseur and master swordsman Zatoichi finds a robbed and fatally wounded pregnant woman, whose baby he delivers before she dies. He takes ...
Zatôichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman
7,3
Zatoichi

Zatôichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman

Zatoichi is a blind massage therapist and swordsman who finds out that something troubling is taking place on the outskirts of town. After ...
Zatôichi Meets Yojimbo
7,1
Zatoichi

Zatôichi Meets Yojimbo

With a price on his head, Ichi seeks tranquillity in a favorite village. Since his last visit, it has fallen prey to Boss Masagoro, the son of a ...
The Magoichi Saga
6.9
Shintarô Katsu

The Magoichi Saga

Lord Oda Nobunaga gains control of nearly all of Japan and tries to enlist the aid of Magoichi and his 3.000 gunners.
Devil’s Temple
7.5
Shintarô Katsu

Devil’s Temple

An abandoned temple in the mountains outside of the old capital city of Kyoto is the scene of a fated meeting between a traveling priest, two ...
Samaritan Zatôichi
7.4
Zatoichi

Samaritan Zatôichi

Zatoichi is forced to kill a young man who owes a debt to a yakuza boss. Moments later, his sister Osode arrives with the money she earned ...
Zatôichi and the Fugitives
7.5
Zatoichi

Zatôichi and the Fugitives

The wandering swordsman finds himself in a small village that serves as hideout for a band of fugitives who control the town officials and ...
Zatôichi Challenged
7.6
Zatoichi

Zatôichi Challenged

Ichi is staying at an inn when a woman dies. Her dying wish is that Ichi take her son to his father, an artist living in a nearby town. After ...
Zatôichi’s Cane Sword
7,7
Zatoichi

Zatôichi’s Cane Sword

Zatoichi comes upon the town of Tonda, overrun by gangsters. Using one of his favorite techniques, Zatoichi proceeds to win 8 ryo in a rigged ...
Zatôichi’s Pilgrimage
7,3
Zatoichi

Zatôichi’s Pilgrimage

Our hero Zatoichi sails to one of the distant islands to begin a pilgrimage to a total of 88 Shinto shrines.
Zatôichi’s Vengeance
7.5
Zatoichi

Zatôichi’s Vengeance

Zatoichi comes upon a dying man who asks him to give a bag of money to “Taichi”. Zatoichi has no idea who this is but when he comes ...
Zatôichi and the Chess Expert
7,5
Zatoichi

Zatôichi and the Chess Expert

Zatoichi makes friends with a dangerous chess player, while fending off angry yakuza and bloodthirsty relatives out for revenge, and trying to ...
Zatôichi and the Doomed Man
7,1
Zatoichi

Zatôichi and the Doomed Man

Blind swordsman Zatoichi, jailed briefly, is implored by another prisoner to aid him in proving his innocence of a crime for which he is ...
Zatôichi’s Revenge
7,6
Zatoichi

Zatôichi’s Revenge

Itinerant masseur and master swordsman, the blind Zatoichi, is near the village of his teacher, Hikonoichi, so he decides to visit. He learns of ...
Hoodlum Soldier
7.2
Shintarô Katsu

Hoodlum Soldier

A young intellectual conscientious objector is forced to serve with the Japanese army in Manchuria. He joins with a dim-witted former gangster in ...
Adventures of Zatôichi
7,4
Zatoichi

Adventures of Zatôichi

Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman looking for her father, a village leader who has disappeared. As he helps her ...
Fight, Zatôichi, Fight
7,6
Zatoichi

Fight, Zatôichi, Fight

Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman returning home with her baby. When gangsters mistake her for Zatoichi and kill her, ...
Zatôichi’s Flashing Sword
7,3
Zatoichi

Zatôichi’s Flashing Sword

Blind masseur Zatoichi is nursed back to health by a young woman after he is shot by a gang member. Zatoichi, who had come to the village to ...
Zatôichi and the Chest of Gold
7.4
Zatoichi

Zatôichi and the Chest of Gold

Ichi travels to the village of Itakura to pay his respects at the grave of Kichizo, a man he killed two years ago. When some tax money is stolen ...
Zatôichi on the Road
7,3
Zatoichi

Zatôichi on the Road

Zatoichi is sworn to protect the life of a young girl and without any real allies finds himself in the middle of a bloody turf war.
Zatôichi the Fugitive
7,3
Zatoichi

Zatôichi the Fugitive

After arriving in the town of Shimonita, Ichi finds that a price has been put on his head by a local yakuza boss. He’s drawn into a trap, ...
New Tale of Zatôichi
7,5
Zatoichi

New Tale of Zatôichi

Wishing to find peace, Zatoichi travels to his old village but only finds trouble when he ends up in a love triangle and finds old scores have ...
The Tale of Zatôichi Continues
7,3
Zatoichi

The Tale of Zatôichi Continues

Returning to the village where a year before he had killed Hirate, a much-admired opponent, Zatoichi encounters another swordsman and former ...
The Whale God
6,7
Shintarô Katsu

The Whale God

This movie is based on the award-winning story by Uno Koichiro. Available for the first time with English subtitles. Directed by Tokizo Tanaka, ...