• Film ID:
  • 11402
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=111 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Japan.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • Japanese.
ZATOICHI - THE MOVIE (2003)
(The Blind Swordsman)
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The blind masseur Zatoichi wanders the countryside of 19th Century Japan, a perpetual drifter. Taking respite in a small town riven by gang power struggles, the initially unassuming Zatoichi soon finds reason to unleash the most lethal of skills, his peerless abilities with the sword. Zatoichi is a remarkable mix and match of genres; historical drama, morality tale, action movie and comedy, an often surreal but hugely entertaining slice of Japanese cinema from the director of Hana Bi and Violent Cop.
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