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Kitano and Zatoichi

 
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beltmann
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PostPosted: 09.16.2003 3:31 am    Post subject: Kitano and Zatoichi Reply with quote

One of the films I am most looking forward to is Takeshi "Beat" Kitano's Zatoichi, partially because I am a fan of swordplay films, but mostly because I admire Kitano and also adore the old Zatoichi Blind Swordsman movies from the '60s. What a cool mix!

Trailer can be seen here:

http://office-kitano.co.jp/zatoichi/trailer_main.html

Eric
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PostPosted: 09.16.2003 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Impressive trailer. I've only seen Kitano's Kikujiro. I look forward to this one. The original Zatoichi movies have been playing on one of the movie channels (IFC I think?); I ought to start recording them.
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PostPosted: 09.16.2003 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kikijuro wasn't one of my favorites, although I loved the music (same composer as Princess Mononoke.) For me, Kitano's best work includes Hana-Bi and Sonatine.

The original Zatoichi movies--I think there's 27?--are terrific genre fun, but they didn't really hit their stride until around episode 5 or so.

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