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19 Ratings

Zatoichi 19: Samaritan Zatoichi

Zatôichi kenka-daiko

Directed by Kenji Misumi
Japan, 1968
Adventure, History


On a yakuza assassination mission, Zatôichi turns on his employer when he realizes he’s been tricked.

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Zatoichi 19: Samaritan Zatoichi Directed by Kenji Misumi

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  • nrh's rating of the film Zatoichi 19: Samaritan Zatoichi

    the best zatoichis always share certain qualities - an abstract quality in the image work, an ambivalent relationship to the lead characters interactions with the world - in addition to the standard formula. kenji misumi is perhaps the ideal work for hire director - never unengaged, but every now and then you can see his eye catch a scene or moment with potential, and seizes on it in the most unexpected fashion.

  • AKFilmFan's rating of the film Zatoichi 19: Samaritan Zatoichi

    This 19th entry in the series has some of the basic elements of the series but has enough differences during Ichi's quest to be a Good Samaritan to a girl he wronged, to make it a very entertaining film. The film quickly turns interesting as comedy comes into play and continuously switches tones. Ending with a very well-choreographed final fight, this entry is a very good film despite it's obvious familiarity.