Movie details "His sword made him a hero... his courage made him a legend.". Forgot your password? Feels like I spent that money to blow it almost immediately. Daisuke Itō and Masahiro Makino were central to the development of samurai films in the silent and prewar eras.. Akira Kurosawa is the best known to western audiences, and similarly has directed the samurai films best known in the West. Add this disc to Criterion’s magnificent 25-film Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman Blu-ray box set ... You can actually buy all of these episodes on DVD (in four season sets) from Samurai DVD with new English subtitle translation. Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer, Best Netflix Shows and Series To Binge (January 2021), The 100 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now (January 2021), 100 Best Movies on Amazon Prime To Watch (January 2021). When he arrives in a village torn apart by warring gangs, he sets out to protect the townspeople. By opting to have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the email address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes account against an email address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie. But, let's be honest, with twenty-six entries in one franchise, a few of them are bound to be clunkers. Zatoichi is a blind man living in 19th century Japan. Sidney Poitier’s 7 Most Memorable Performances, All Harry Potter Movies Ranked Worst to Best by Tomatometer, 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced. It is easier to appreciate this very fine samurai film due to its formal rigor (especially with such a great cinematography and score) than to enjoy it, since its narrative structure suffers from being a bit overplotted and has too many characters in constant fight for screen time. Samurai film directors. |, September 17, 2009 < > 78 Comments Jesus [author] Jan 3 @ 6:25am @rbalsek The physical regeneration cant increse the rate. He's a ronin (a fancy term for unemployed samurai), and seeks to earn money as a yakuza bodyguard so he can help his ailing wife. It's kind of weird to use the term crowd-pleaser in relation to this film, but that's also a great term to describe this movie. I did enjoy the sword fights, but they do look fake thanks to some unconvincing special effects and the CGI blood doesn't look convincing. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. This guy can't catch a break. In the end, the film isn't very profound or thought provoking, its a commercial action film that is very entertaining and a notch above the rest. And while all that is going on, Okinu Naruto (Yuuko Daike) and her brother Osei (Daigorô Tachibana) are secretly plotting to kill Boss Ginzo. Coming Soon, Regal addthis_pub='joeyang1976';Zatoichi (座頭市)Made in: JapanLanguage: JapaneseDirector: Takeshi KitanoStarring: Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Gadarukanaru Taka, Yuuko Daike, Daigorô Tachibana, Ittoku Kishibe, Saburo Ishikura, Akira Emoto, Ben Hiura, Michiyo OokusuYear: 2003. All rights reserved. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your email. But under that lowered face is a warrior with skills unlike any other. He directed Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Throne of Blood, Yojimbo and many others. Don't have an account? There's really a lot going on here, but I do think the movie's narrative is really easy to follow and it never gets confusing in the slightest, which was something that worried me when I saw that the film was handling so many characters all at once. Soon Genosuke is sent out as the yakuza's leading hatchet-man, where he literally slices and dices the heck out of all competing gangs. While having fun with some leisurely gambling, Zatoichi befriends Shinkichi, Ooume's bumbling but well-meaning nephew. and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. Shinkichi's a really entertaining character. | Rating: 3.5/5 Mongol. In this version, Zatoichi is an old masseur. It was built up as an intriguing subplot surrounding his history and his wife's health, but is cut short once the Geishas come into the story. Really, they're after everyone that's involved, it's just that Ginzo was the ringleader. The Blind Swordsman: Zatochi is a artistic Samurai film that'll leave some unhappy due to its distracting slow pace plot and action that moves too fast for some to enjoy. Zatoichi meets a smart chess player while traveling on a ship and the two end up respecting one another so much that they start traveling together. adventure, Bandai Visual Co. Ltd., The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi subtitles. I think part of the reason that it took me so long to get to this movie (and this isn't even the only DVD I've done this with) is that streaming services, mostly Netflix, took over my life and, much to my own subconscious chagrin, I ignored the DVDs I spent hundreds of dollars on. Together, they cross paths with the Naruto "sisters," and the blind samurai finds himself in the role of vigilante crime-fighter. Verified reviews are considered more trustworthy by fellow moviegoers. The Blind Swordsman: Zatochi is a artistic Samurai film that'll leave some unhappy due to its distracting slow pace plot and action that moves too fast for some to enjoy. Yet despite being uneven in some areas it an artistic Samurai flick that I ultimately enjoyed thanks to an interesting approach to the genre and with a interesting swordsman. Bedste nye film biograf Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf (2009) Watch Full Movie fuld HD 1080P. Another thing that I noticed about the movie is the amount of comedy it has. Years ago, Ginzo raided their home and slaughtered their entire family. This allows Ginzo and his ally Ogi (Saburo Ishikura), another crime boss, to take control of the town. © Copyright 2008 Foreign-Films-for-you.com. Cloth storage sleeve. It's unfocused with moments despite being well executed are entirely distracting, I could have done without the dance number at the end. Coming Soon. By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy I own the DVD, of course, but I just don't like it. Zatoichi must fight his way through numerous enemies before finally clashing with a heartless crime boss. As an aside, Sonatine is a highly underrated and underappreciated gem that I would highly recommend. An emphatic yes actually, because I thought this movie was pretty fucking great all things considered. A blind samurai with a talent for massage pitches up at a village and gets embroiled in the feud between two clans, aiding the oppressed residents who hunger for retribution. I'll be honest, as much as it ruins my street cred, but I have not seen a single Zatoichi movie of the 26 produced. In an empire ruled by fear, the people's only hope is the ultimate weapon: Zatoichi (Takeshi Kitano) -- a blind, nomadic samurai whose sword has made him a hero and whose courage has made him a legend. Directed by Takeshi Kitano. His iconic weapon was a traditionally forged Japanese sword disguised as a shikomizue and used as a walking stick until the warrior called upon the blade. Blind Samurai is a 100% accessible addition to games for blind people. Blind Fury Stick Swords have a full length straight katana disguised as a simple walking stick. They think Toma killed some of the gang that had been running rough shod over them, but it was actually Ichi. The pacing during the second half becomes more uneven compared to the first, and the character arc of Tadanobu Asano feels incomplete. zatoichi (shintaro katsu) is a blind samurai who becomes the masseur for a yakuza boss, who hires him anticipating a battle with a rival. And they also have their creative ways of doing away with bad guys. The tale of zatoichi photos view all photos (5) movie info. They won't be able to see your review if you only submit your rating. Seen now, sans all the hype and hoopla)...we can gauge Kitano's production for what it truly is - a compelling and quite complex bit of fractured folklore. The first film introduces all the major elements that would be used in the following movies. This 10-digit number is your confirmation number. This film is a shebang, a full-scale show, complete with everything you would happily pay to see: costumes, tattoos, scratchy folk music, gambling in saki dens. We will work on getting you verified curmudgeon, and, really some. 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