Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The second Have Sword Will Travel happens at the Quad Sun January 28, 7.15pm

Here is the Quad's press release on the next installment of HAVE SWORD WILL TRAVEL

For our second installment of this new monthly series exploring the multifaceted figure of the knight errant in East Asian films, we're proud to present this double bill of Zatoichi on the Road (on 35mm!) and Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance. Co-presented and programmed by Subway Cinema and the Quad

Zatoichi on the Road
(aka Zatoichi and the Scoundrels)
Kimiyoshi Yasuda, 1963, Japan, 87m, 35mm
To honor the will of a dying man, Zatoichi, a blind masseur, agrees to escort a distressed maiden back to her family. But his oath finds him caught on the warpath between rival yakuza clans. His hand forced, Zatoichi shocks the ruffians with the fury of a blind man’s blade.

In Japanese with English subtitles

Followed by...

Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance
Kenji Misumi, 1972 , Japan, 83m, DCP
The Yagyu ninja clan has fomented the mother of all conspiracies to take over samurai Itto Ogami’s prized position as shogun’s executioner. With his infant son in tow, the disgraced assassin roams the land, slowly hatching a master plan of bloody revenge against the evil schemers.

In Japanese with English subtitles

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