Zatoichi and the Chess Expert

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Release Date: December 24, 1965

Original name: 座頭市地獄旅

Status: Released

Running time: 1h 27m

Filming Locations: Japan

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Zatoichi befriends a chess player, fights off angry relatives and tries to save a sick child. His luck is changing.

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Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (座頭市地獄旅, Zatōichi jigoku-tabi) is a 1965 Japanese chambara film directed by Kenji Misumi and starring Shintaro Katsu as the blind masseur Zatoichi. It was originally released by the Daiei Motion Picture Company (later acquired by Kadokawa Pictures).Zatoichi and the Chess Expert is the twelfth episode in the 26-part film series devoted to the character of Zatoichi. It has also been known as Showdown for Zatoichi and Zatoichi's Trip to Hell.
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