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Zatoichi

Aka "The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi". The sightless Zatoichi - hero of over two dozen films from 1962 to 1989 - is revived by scripter/director/star Takeshi Kitano in this explosive, stylized and violent action drama. In 19th-century Japan, Zatoichi makes his living by gambling and giving massages. But behind his humble facade, Zatoichi is a master swordsman, gifted with lightning-fast draw and strokes of breath-taking precision. Zatoichi wanders into a town run by sinister gangs and a powerful samurai. He's destined for violent showdowns when he stumbles on a pair of geisha siblings out to avenge their parents' murder. With Tadanobu Asano, Michiyo Ogusu, Yui Natsukawa.

Year: 2003
Genre: Japanese Cinema, Film Festivals 2004, Asia Extreme, Samurai, Disabilities, Action
Country: Japan
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Michiyo Ogusu, Yui Natsukawa
Duration: 111 Minutes
Rating: R16
Subtitles: Yes
7.6/10
Location in store: Foreign (Japan)

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