XenForo Template ZATOICHI: THE BLIND SWORDSMAN - (DUAL-FORMAT 9-BLU-RAY/18-DVD EDITION) 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 TITLE: Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (DUAL-FORMAT 9-BLU-RAY/18-DVD EDITION)CAT. NO: CC2330BDDVDUPC: 7-15515-11211-6ISBN: 978-1-60465-800-2SRP: $224.95 PREBOOK: 10/29/13STREET: 11/26/13 Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.