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Zatoichi On the Road

Zatoichi On the Road (1963)

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In this Japanese actioner a sightless swordsman and masseur living in feudal Japan begins working for a feudal lord preparing to battle his enemy. The swordsman is en route to his new employers when he is set upon by three of the enemy's men. The blind fellow's companion is killed, but he is able to hold his own and kill the raiders. He then listens to the request of a dying man and escorts a young woman to the home of her parents. She is kidnapped, but by using his super-sensitive powers of

Oct 22, 2002

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All Critics (2) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (0) | DVD (5)

as much fun as your average Zatoichi flick, with plenty of humor and sword slashing and guys standing as still as statues before falling over dead

January 15, 2005 Full Review Source:

Audience Reviews for Zatoichi On the Road

Zatoichi On the Road takes up a new story for Zatoichi. He's still the same sweet badass, but this time the connections to previous installments are minimal. Once again Zatoichi is dragged into a fight he doesn't wish to take part in, and once again this is down to a mistake made by sword happy men. Zatoichi is further represented as the good soul he is, defending a woman that he has no real connection to. As the tension mounts between the two gangs we get subtle hints at the outcome and it's one we can't wait to see. Katsu's performance is perfected even further. He's really become one with the character and it's this performance that unites these films so completely.
August 18, 2009

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A great intro with one of the famous lines from the series in it, Zatoichi cuts the candle in the room out shrouding the men surrounding him in darkness and says "Darkness is my ally" and strikes them all down in one stroke each! The action doesn't let up much throughout the film either as there are a number of skirmishes and battles throughout. Another very solid and fast paced action film in the Zatoichi series!
December 7, 2013
Chris Browning

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Good Zatoichi outing.
July 3, 2008

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    1. Zatoichi: I hope you make someone a good wife.
    – Submitted by Christopher B (8 months ago)
    1. Zatoichi: You know I won't fight or put on show tricks for anyone.
    – Submitted by Christopher B (8 months ago)
    1. Zatoichi: Darkness is my ally.
    – Submitted by Christopher B (8 months ago)
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