Zatoichi Complete Collection (26 movies, 1962-1989)
DVDRip | avi | 704-544x320-240 | DivX, XviD @ 673-2294 Kbps | mp3, AC3, vorbis | 72-118 mins per movie | ~ 700 Mb per movie
Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama | Starring: Shintaro Katsu
Zatoichi (座頭市, Zatōichi) is a fictional character featured in one of Japan's longest running series of films and a television series set in the Edo period. The enduring popularity of the character has been likened to that of James Bond in Western countries. The character, a blind masseur and swordmaster, was created by novelist Kan Shimozawa (子母澤 寛, Shimozawa Kan). This originally minor character was developed for the screen by Daiei Studios (now Kadokawa Pictures) and actor Shintaro Katsu, who created the screen version. A total of 26 films were made from 1962 to 1989.
Film number 17 of the original series was remade in America in 1990 (by TriStar Pictures) as Blind Fury, an action movie starring Rutger Hauer.