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The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi Takeshi Kitano revives the hero of Japanese action cinema. Zatoichi is faster than Zorro, Achilles, or Freddy Krueger. When he draws his blade, the...The Blind Swordsman: ZatoichiAction/AdventurePT115MR Takeshi Kitano revives the hero of Japanese action cinema. Zatoichi is faster than Zorro, Achilles, or Freddy Krueger. When he draws his blade, the...2004-08-06Yuuko DaikeYui NatsukawaMichiyo OokusuYuuko Daike, Yui Natsukawa, Michiyo OokusuMiramax
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The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

Genre: Action/Adventure; Starring: Tadanobu Asano, Takeshi Kitano, Yuuko Daike, Yui Natsukawa, Michiyo Ookusu; Director: Takeshi Kitano; Author: Takeshi Kitano; Release Date Limited: 07/23/2004; Runtime (in minutes): 115; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Miramax

Takeshi Kitano revives the hero of Japanese action cinema. Zatoichi is faster than Zorro, Achilles, or Freddy Krueger. When he draws his blade, the movie turns into slasher heaven, but as storytelling it’s awful.

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