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A.k.a.
Zatoichi's Pilgrimage
Year
1966
Runtime
82 min.
Director
Kazuo Ikehiro
Genres
Action, Drama, Adventure
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
457
Checks
266
Favs
10
Dislikes
2
Favs/checks
3.8% (1:27)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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    nbats

    https://youtu.be/4xo75HPfw6k 2 years 2 months ago
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    Siskoid

    1966 was certainly a sad year for Zatoichi, because just like the previous film from that year, Zatoichi's Pilgrimage is dripping with sadness. Ichi visits Japan's shrines to ask forgiveness for his sins, all the deaths he is responsible for weighing heavily on him, when he is side-tracked by a good man who has to kill him to fulfill a debt. Usually, Ichi vs. a friend is at the end of the film. Here, it's what sets things off. A sad horse guides him to the man's sister and of course, a village under threat, this time by horsemen. A tragic romance blooms. We meet some interesting characters like the off-puttingly jovial village headman. And Ichi has his longest showdown yet. Good, strong teaser about a brazen purse snatcher too, and it relates to the main story too in its conflict between word and action, and the attitude of the main villain. Director Kazuo Ikehiro isn't quite as experimental as he was in films 6 and 7, though he does give Ichi a strange dream, but rather affects painterly long shots that heighten the melancholy, setting the tale in one of Japan's most gorgeous landscapes. 3 years 11 months ago
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In 2 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #83 in Galloway's Samurai Film Handbook & Companion
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  2. This movie ranks #816 in The Criterion Collection
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