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Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)
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Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)
Original name: 座頭市と用心棒
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With a price on his head, Ichi seeks tranquillity in a favorite village. Since his last visit, it has fallen prey to Boss Masagoro, the son of a merchant rumored to have stolen gold from the shogunate. The boss has hired Yojimbo as his hard-drinking enforcer, but Yojimbo is both a spy for the shogunate, trying to find the gold, and in love with the merchant's unwilling mistress, Umeno. Ichi hires on as the merchant's masseur and buys Umeno's freedom with his employer's own money. This embarrasses Yojimbo who withdraws from a pact with Ichi to stir up trouble between father and son and their gangs. As the two sides fight, Ichi finds the gold and sets up a final set of confrontations.
Style: realistic, stylized, semi serious, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, village, spy, gold, sword fight, adventure, heroes, crimes, parents and children, master warrior, escapades, vengeance, rivalry, redemption, lone wolves, hopes, righting the wronged, tough heroes, gang, good versus evil, prostitute, yakuza, bodyguard, mistress ...
Place: japan, asia

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Zatoichi in Desperation (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Zatoichi tries to save a maiden in distress in this sequel to the popular series about a blind samurai swordsman who moonlights as a masseur. Always fighting for the underdog, noble Zatoichi sets out to keep a girl from becoming a prostitute. But he ...
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Samurai Banners (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Feudal Japan, 1543 to 1562. Kansuke Yamamoto is a samurai who dreams of a country united, peaceful from sea to sea. He enters the service of Takeda, the lord of Kai domain. He convinces Takeda to kill the lord of neighboring Suwa and take his wife ...
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Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After arriving in the town of Shimonita, Ichi finds that a price has been put on his head by a local yakuza boss. He's drawn into a trap, but after hearing of the slaying of a former love, Ichi furiously fights his way through the entire clan ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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New Tale of Zatoichi (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
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Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Zatoichi's Spurting Blood Road (1967)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ichi is staying at an inn when a woman dies. Her dying wish is that Ichi take her son to his father, an artist living in a nearby town. After arriving in the town, Ichi finds out that the father has been forced by a local boss to create illegal ...
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Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
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Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
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Time: 19th century
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 96 min.
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