The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

One-man band Takeshi Kitano's first period film is a quirky take on the popular character Zatoichi, a sightless swordsman who wanders Edo-period Japan like a cross between comic-book hero Daredevil and TV-detective Columbo, a shuffling Robin Hood who always seems three steps behind the bad guys until he abruptly reduces a mob of truculent samurai to fish...read more

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The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi - Official Trailer
01:03 — The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own ag (more…)

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  • Released: 2003
  • Rating: R
  • Review: One-man band Takeshi Kitano's first period film is a quirky take on the popular character Zatoichi, a sightless swordsman who wanders Edo-period Japan like a cross between comic-book hero Daredevil and TV-detective Columbo, a shuffling Robin Hood who alway… (more)

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