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The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi ()

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Director Takeshi Kitano takes on Japanese cinematic legend Zatoichi. Kitano stars as the blind wanderer with a distinctive red cane and a shock of platinum blonde hair. Softly-spoken, he makes a living as a masseur and by gambling, but his humble, shuffling facade masks a lightning-fast, deadly swordsman. (Miramax)

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60T5
Dec 31, 2017 Daisuki_chan Daisuki-chan
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Dec 28, 2017 Ian Soz
90T9
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80T10
Dec 27, 2017 spchariot davidysteph
47T6
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3T3
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90T9
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73T7
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50T3
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50T3
Nov 23, 2017 njm1211
85T4
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70T9
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71T4
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73T8
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70T6
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90T6
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82T7
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50T4
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80T6
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70T6
Sep 26, 2017 jordanraiden
17T9
9/8
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92T3
Sep 20, 2017 JohNash JohNash
100T10
Sep 18, 2017 speedking
77T7
Sep 14, 2017 lezparanza
72T8
Sep 05, 2017 jimmyp
80T7
Sep 01, 2017 Edueccì 2
60T5
Aug 30, 2017 izwt936g
41T4
Aug 21, 2017 Cerendes Cerendes
6T5
Aug 02, 2017 katep kate_p
83T10
Aug 01, 2017 aethercowboy
80T8
Jul 27, 2017 sergebarber sergebarber
3T8
Jul 20, 2017 Edueccì
70T3
Jul 15, 2017 haljordan2 haljordan2
1T6
Jul 03, 2017 bilbo666
8T9
Jun 27, 2017 vipseco
94T7
Jun 16, 2017 kaant
69T6
Jun 13, 2017 silentjake
75T7
May 12, 2017 ashfieldmall
50T4
Apr 29, 2017 Zarkon Zarkon
73T4
Japanese period dramas are all about variations on a theme. Though Kitano injects freshness into Zatoichi through choreographed musical bits and slapstick humor, the story is poorly paced and serves as bare scaffolding for the stylized aspects of the film. No surprise that the film was so well-received overseas, among those less familiar with the tropes of Japanese period films.
Apr 12, 2017 CharlieSmith
74T7
Apr 09, 2017 Jaifman Jaifman
65T3
Apr 08, 2017 ilaycetiner
100T10
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73T6
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70T5
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93T3
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79T5
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65T7
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80T6
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80T7
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4T8
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30T1
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60T6
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60T2
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10T1
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73T6
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80T7
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3T6
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77T8
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40T2
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92T5
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82T9
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75T2
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74T8
This is just a stylish and awesome movie.
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80T8
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88T4
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85T7
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81T8
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100T10
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82T4
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75T7
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60T4
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81T9
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80T7
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50T4
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86T8
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70T6
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75T8
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75T7
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85T7
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78T8
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73T6
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75T7
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60T4
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94T10
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50T4
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40T1
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63T1
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50T2
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60T3
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80T5
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26T4
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32T3
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80T8
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77T9
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60T4
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100T10
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55T1
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55T7
Sep 30, 2015 masoo masoo
80T8
The ending plays as if the cast from a traveling production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers turned up on the set of High Plains Drifter and performed a number from their show for the camera. It is completely unexpected, it apparently has nothing to do with the rest of the movie ... it should be a frustrating irritant, and I’m sure for some people, that is exactly its impact. I found it to be one of the most delightful things I’ve seen on screen for a long time.
Sep 19, 2015 M-B-M
6T8
Sep 16, 2015 jackvacton
71T2
Sep 09, 2015 thedenaudio
88T8
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69T6
Aug 22, 2015 kbruder kbruder
90T8
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50T1
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80T7
Aug 02, 2015 Kitano7 Kitano7
75T7
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30T1
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60T6
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0T6
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81T4
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70T7
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76T10
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84T8
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60T6
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89T6
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70T7
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79T7
May 22, 2015 pedrodalen
89T8
May 18, 2015 zetes
90T9
May 14, 2015 Matt_Durant The Pirate
65T3
Knowing what a reputation Beat Takeshi has, I have to say I was highly underwhelmed. The blood/sword special effects were so distractingly awful and the pacing was completely thrown off. Also, was I supposed to care about the body guard's sick girlfriend that we saw like once? Add that completely out of nowhere tap dance number at the end and the fact that Zatoichi wasn't even blind, and in the end, I just couldn't get behind it.
May 10, 2015 LazySod
90T10
May 09, 2015 FlashCalahan
100T10
May 09, 2015 neil476
60T2
May 06, 2015 Lax
80T9
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60T2
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80T6
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73T6
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90T7
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80T6
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60T4
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60T4
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85T8
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50T5
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80T7
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75T6
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76T7
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90T8
Feb 01, 2015 tk9630
90T9
Feb 01, 2015 jesselc
65T6
Jan 30, 2015 paul northey
79T6
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97T8
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75T8
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80T5
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70T8
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82T4
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70T6
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80T9
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80T9
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80T5
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79T5
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60T7
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65T3
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89T8
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70T6
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70T6
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83T8
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75T7
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35T8
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90T10
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83T9
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80T9
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70T7
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80T8
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31T10
Nov 06, 2014 TonyKB
80T7
Husker jeg likte denne svært godt som yngre. Kitano er alltid en fryd, spesielt i denne type rolle. En verdig moderne filmatisering av Zatoichi-figuren.
Nov 03, 2014 epicbud
7T5
Oct 23, 2014 jancii456
100T9
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6T5
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83T7
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90T8
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