Zatoichi - The Blind Swordsman (Criterion) (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (NA Quebec)

Zatoichi - The Blind Swordsman (Criterion) (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (NA Quebec)

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Description & Features+

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, collected in one package for the first time. SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES • New digital restorations of all twenty-five films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays • 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 for all twenty-five films • 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

Specifications+

Format
Blu-ray + DVD
Number of discs
27
Quebec rating
NR
Available for Shipping to Canada Post
Yes
Closed captioning
No
BoxedSet
No
Language
Foreign
Silent
No
Cast
Shintaro Katsu
Available for Shipping to Grab & Go Locker
Yes
English rating
NR
Run time (minutes)
2198
Brand
E1 Entertainment
Product Identifiers
Walmart Item #
30817178
UPC
71551511211
SKU
10277271

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