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ZATOICHI MEETS YOJIMBO

座頭市と用心棒

Thursday, March 3 at
5:10

Japan, 1970
Directed by Kihachi Okamoto
Starring Toshirō Mifune, Shintaro Katsu, Ayako Wakao
35mm courtesy Japan Foundation. Approx. 116 min.

Mifune squares off with Shintaro Katsu’s Zatoichi in the duel of the super-stars. The twentieth film in the Zatoichi series boasts raucous comedy teamwork by the stars, ravishing widescreen color photography by the great Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Yojimbo), amid a typically complicated plot — craven gang boss, crooked silk merchant, and Mysterious Stranger vying with our heroes for a cache of embezzled gold.

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