Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? The colossally popular Zatoichi films make up the longest-running action series in Japanese history and created one of the screen’s great heroes: an itinerant blind masseur who also happens to be a lightning-fast swordsman. Blind Zatoichi makes his living by gambling and giving massages. The Blind Swordsman Zatoichi (2003) 5 videos Updated 2 years ago. In 19th Century feudal Japan, the nomadic blind masseuse Zatoichi (Kitano) is a … After slicing his way through an army of henchmen with his sword, Zatoichi defeats the yakuza's bodyguard, a powerful rōnin, in a duel. Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman. But the most famous, and beloved, cycle concerns a character called Zatoichi, an itinerant blind masseur who happens to be the most able swordsman in 19th-century Japan. I also thought that the overall story of the film was good. Cult anti-hero Zatoichi is back in a sword-fighting adventure written, directed and starring Takeshi Kitano. Videos. Zatoichi wanders into a town run by sinister gangs and a powerful samurai. [7] Allan Tong of Exclaim! The colossally popular Zatoichi films make up the longest-running action series in Japanese history and created one of the screen’s great heroes: an itinerant blind masseur who also happens to be a lightning-fast swordsman. Zatôichi (座頭市), also known as Zatoichi: Darkness Is His Ally, Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman and Shintaro Katsu's Zatoichi, is a 1989 Japanese Chambara film directed by and starring Shintaro Katsu, who also produced and co-wrote the screenplay.It is the twenty-sixth entry in a series of films featuring the blind swordsman Zatoichi. intlpress@aol.com. But behind his humble facade, Zatoichi is a master swordsman, gifted with lightning-fast draw and strokes of breathtaking precision. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. What may be funny for one may seem rather dull in another. Meanwhile, Zatoichi befriends a local farmer and her gambler nephew and eventually offers his assistance to two geisha siblings (one of whom is actually a man) who are seeking revenge for the murder of their parents. It has been six months since I last blogged about Zatoichi, and that seems about right. View production, box office, & company info. A violence prone police officer discovers that his colleague is trafficking drugs. The war then escalates and the Tokyo drifters decide to lay low at the beach. 22:21. sleeping_beauty22. Yet, their life decisions still find a way of catching up with them. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. The film is a revival of the classic Zatoichi series of samurai film and television dramas. Several yakuza from Tokyo are sent to Okinawa to help end a gang war. "No Small Parts" takes a look at his rise to fame. Even though the series is often formulaic and closely resembles a TV series, there is still a great deal more artistry than in most mainstream productions. 1:05. But behind his humble facade, Zatoichi is a master swordsman, gifted with lightning-fast draw and strokes of breathtaking precision. Blind Zatoichi makes his living by gambling and giving massages. It also stars Tadanobu Asano, Michiyo Okusu, Yui Natsukawa, Guadalcanal Taka, Daigoro Tachibana, Yuko Daike, Ittoku Kishibe, Saburo Ishikura and Akira Emoto. He's destined for violent showdowns when he stumbles on two beautiful geishas avenging their parents' murder... Duels, wit and a touch of zen! Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman, Vol. What is the reason Zatoichi has blonde hair? zatoichi_2003_part_3. Costumes were created by Kazuko Kurosawa. ON July 22, 2004. [4], The film grossed US$23.8 million in Japan. The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate. The second of four seasons in which blind masseur Zatôichi travels from town to town gambling, drinking, and fighting off the local gangs. Torrents Download | BluRay | x264 | 720p | 1.0GB | Direct Download BluRay | x264 | 720p | 1.0GB | The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda. A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord. Spiraling into depression, he makes questionable decisions. TIFF — Best People's Choice Award Winner (2000-Present), Favorite Chanbara (aka Samurai Cinema) Film, WatchMojo: Top 10 Underrated Martial Arts Movies. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi. alex marcus. The siblings are the only survivors of a robbery and massacre that was carried out on their family estate ten years ago. By Edward Douglas . The fight scenes in this film were also well planned and I though it was done realistically but not necessarily done to shock the audiences with bucket loads of blood and mangled body parts. said, "when Zatoichi is on screen, the film erupts with brilliant fury in unforgettable action sequences". The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi * * * Liam Lacey. Title: I found myself laughing over a lot of scenes in the film. Most believable performance as a blind person? The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (Zatoichi 2003) 2003 (2004) - Office Kitano/Miramax (Miramax) "Beat" Takeshi rules, and aside from the blonde hair choice, he is virtually perfect in the role as the new Ichi. Tell your friends but behind his humble facade, Zatoichi is a master Swordsman and a with. 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