Monday, August 02, 2004


2003, Japan, Action/Period/Martial Arts
Directed by: Takeshi Kitano
Written by: Takeshi Kitano (screenplay), Kan Shimozawa (novels)

I watched Zatoichi last night on DVD. Both myself and Andrea loved it. This is a fantastic, stylish movie. Within the first few seconds you'll be thinking Tarantino has got nothing on Kitano. Everything about this movie is great; the acting, the story, the dialog, the sound track, the action sequences, the photography. It is the story of a blind and anonymous sword master and his encounter with the local people and the criminal gangs in a rural Japanese town. In places sad, in others exilerating.

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