Shintaro Katsu

Birthplace : Fukagawa, Tokyo
Birthdate : (Nov 29, 1931—June 21, 1997)

Younger brother of Tomisaburo Wakayama. Blind Masseur in the cult Zatoichi series, Katsu played 25 movies between 1962 and 1973. He formed his own company (Katsu Productions) after the closing of Daiei Studios. He notably produced the Baby Cart series with his brother in the leading role of Ogami Itto. He is also known for his troubled personal life. He had several problem with the law regarding drug use as well, including marijuana, opium, and cocaine. He had also developed a reputation for being something of a troublemaker on set. He left on the set of Kagemusha after a clash with Akira Kurosawa. He died of pharyngeal cancer on June 21, 1997.

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Hanzo the Razor pt.3 : Who’s Got the Gold (1974)

Who's Got the Gold

Zatoichi pt.4 : Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963)

Zatoichi The Fugitive

Hanzo the Razor pt.2 : The Snare (1973)

hanzo the razor - pt 2 the snare

Zatoichi pt.3 : The Blind Swordsman’s Return (1963)

Zatoichi pt.2 : The Tale of Zatoichi continues (1962)

The Tale of Zatoichi Continues

Hanzo the Razor pt.1: Sword of Justice (1972)

Hanzo the Razor Sword of Justice

Zatoichi pt.1 : The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)

The Tale of Zatoichi