Zatoichi the Fugitive

April 7, 2017
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Godzilla Legend—Music of Akira Ifukube
April 28, 7:30 PM

Friday, April 7, 7 PM

The fourth episode in the immensely popular 25-film action series features iconic blind swordsman Zatoichi (Shintaro Katsu) going up against a legion of local yakuza henchmen who target him after he defeats them in a wrestling tournament and then kills one of their own in self-defense. To complicate things, a former romantic interest reenters Zatoichi’s life and a hot-tempered ronin, to whom she is married, seeks to end it for a reward. Composer Akira Ifukube, most famous for his work on the Godzilla film series, provides a characteristically spare and artful score.

1963, 86 min., 35mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Tokuzo Tanaka. With Shintaro Katsu, Miwa Takada, Masayo Banri.

Tickets: $13/$10 seniors & students/$5 Japan Society members

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  • Friday, April 7, 2017
  • 7:00 pm