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2 hits 1.4 (92 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by circe

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

Release Date: Friday, July 23 2004
Stars: Takeshi Kitano , Tadanobu Asano , Yui Natsukawa , Michiyo Ookusu , Gadarukanaru Taka
Genre(s): Action, Drama, Epic, Adaptation

"The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi" story, characters and photos © Miramax Films


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18 yrs ago - Sunday 7/25/04 - 11:19:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
has anyone seen this? my dad likes the blind swordsman so i wanted to know if this is actually good..
18 yrs ago - Monday 7/26/04 - 10:33:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
this looks so cool...

does anyone know when it comes out on DVD?

18 yrs ago - Tuesday 7/27/04 - 4:41:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
Probably be a few months--just opened in theaters in the U.S. Friday.
18 yrs ago - Tuesday 7/27/04 - 8:59:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah i've seen it,
its great really great,
I loved it.
18 yrs ago - Tuesday 7/27/04 - 9:00:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
It only opened there on Friday?
I thought US got all the movies first.
18 yrs ago - Tuesday 7/27/04 - 4:13:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
AMERICAN movies, we do. Foreign produced films, if we get them at all, usually show up well after they've been in theaters overseas. Sometimes, after they're already out on DVD!
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 9/3/04 - 2:11:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
i was very impressed, having not ever gotten into any knife weilding kung fu movies myself...i found a new interest...

very good movie...kept my attention the whole time...

17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 9/3/04 - 2:04:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
what the hell? is this a redo of the really old, incredibly awesome movie?
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 9/4/04 - 7:49:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes it is a new film based on the old series of Japanese movies about Zatoichi. I don't think its a direct remake though it is just true to the original series.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 9/7/04 - 9:45:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
I wish I could see the originals now. This was fantastic!

The guy at blockbuster warned me against it as it had subtitles in. Apparantly they get loads of complaints if they don't warn people in advance.
Yet another reason I dislike blockbuster, and the moviegoing public around here...

But the film was awesome!
I was kind of hoping the fight between Zatoichi and Hattori wouldn't happen as I got so into all the characters. Hattori was only fighting to save his wife. They really developed most of the characters very well indeed.

*Spoiler Warning*

My favorite bit:
"A blind man like you won't slay me so easily!"
Zatoichi opens his eyes
"What the hell? You're not blind?"
"Not at all."
"Why do you act blind?"
"Because the blind... they sense people better."

17 yrs ago - Wednesday 8/3/05 - 9:01:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
Excellent movie, although I dont' know how it compares to the originals. All I know is that the story developed was sublime, I love when movies blur the line between absolute evil and absolute good. Even though I know WHY Kitano chose to make the gore extremeley unrealistic, I still thought it was kind of stupid, but it didn't detract from the movie.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 11/25/05 - 6:45:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
That was an awesome movie...
I loved it...
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 5/14/07 - 10:43:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Are samauri movies supposed to be typically this violent?

It's a fantastic film. About the level that I come to expect from Takeshi.

14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 10/16/07 - 11:02:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
i loved his little laugh



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