Criterion Reflections – Episode 44 – Kimiyoshi Yasuda’s Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman

Criterion Reflections is David Blakeslee’s ongoing project to watch all of the films included in the Criterion Collection in chronological order of their original release. Each episode of this third season of the podcast features conversations with a variety of guests offering insights on movies that originally premiered in 1971 and were destined to eventually bear the Criterion imprint. In this episode, David is joined by Josh Hornbeck, Dave Eves and Michael Worth to discuss Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman, directed by Kimoyoshi Yasuda.

EPISODE LINKS:

KIMIYOSHI YASUDA

ZATOICHI MEETS THE ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN

THE ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN (first of a trilogy)

JIMMY WANG YU

ISAO TOMITA

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