The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

  • Director: Takeshi Kitano
  • Writer: Takeshi Kitano,Kan Shimozawa
  • Countries of origin: Japan
  • Language: Japanese
  • Release date: September 6, 2003
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Zatoichi
  • "Zato City" is a 116-minute action film produced by Japan's Kitano Takeshi studio and released by Shochiku Cinema. Directed by Kitano Takeshi screenwriter, director, Kitano Takeshi , Tadanobu Asano , Michiyo Okusu , Yui Natsukawa , Ittoku Kishibe starring et al., 2003 September 6 released in Japan.
    The film is based on a Japanese essay novel and tells the heroic deeds of a blind sword-drawing samurai, Zatoichi   .


    • Release date September 6, 2003
    • Filming locations Eiga-mura, Kanami, Kanae-chô, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima, Japan
    • Production companies Asahi National Broadcasting Company, Bandai Visual Company, DENTSU Music And Entertainment

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    Movie reviews

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    • By Dereck 2022-04-20 09:01:56

      The city that kills fast - "Zatoichi"

      When the forum released "Zatoushi", I didn't download it, because I was quick to see it as "Baotou City", cut it! What is there to see in Baotou City? It is said that modern times are not as good as Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, and that the scenery is not as good as Xi’an, Nanjing, and Hangzhou. Oh, it turned out to be Takeshi Kitano's "Zatoichi", and it was the film that won the "Best Director Award". I'm disrespectful, so I quickly came down and watched it.

      The martial arts films...

    • By Kay 2022-04-20 09:01:56

      The meaning behind the performance

      This is the third work by Takeshi Kitano that I have seen. The first two are "Kiujiro's Summer" and "Extremely Wicked". For "Chrysanthemum", I really feel the kind of capture of the source of happiness for children. capture and warm care; for "Pole", I have truly seen the typical violent aesthetics in Kitano Takeshi's works, as well as the aftertaste and emotional things after the violent aesthetics. The third drama I just happened to watch is no longer a modern drama. How to interpret the...

    • By Gideon 2022-04-20 09:01:56

      Miscellaneous talk "Zatoichi"

      Regarding "Zatoichi"
      , let's first talk about what "Zatoichi" is. This term is actually composed of two parts - "Zatou" and "city". "Zatou" is the name of a professional title. During the Edo period, there was an organization in Japan to protect the professions of blind people, called "Daoza". "Zuotou" is the last level of the organization's four major titles (inspection, dangdang, activity, and zutou). , Acupuncture and moxibustion for the blind. "City" is the protagonist's name. Before...

    • By Nelda 2022-04-20 09:01:56

      This is a movie that tells the director's understanding of human survival desire and cause and effect.

      Personally, I think the film is a humanistic and philosophical drama with the appearance of violence. The understanding of cause and effect is expressed through different characters' understanding of survival, greed, and the way desire is satisfied. That is, when you do anything for greed, no matter how strong you are now, you will always get what you deserve when you eventually lose power.
      A variety of characters have enriched the plot, such as sinister and cunning or scheming or drifting...

    • By Rickey 2022-04-20 09:01:56

      Pieces of trash in trash.

      First, when fighting, one person fights a group, and the people behind don't fight at all, and they dance back and forth with weapons. It's ridiculous.

      Second, what is the knife made of? It can stab into the door with a single sword and lift it up. Even the most advanced technology in modern times cannot achieve such knife work.

      Third, blood splatters on people's bodies. Anyone who has cut people knows that as long as they don't cut the aorta and cut them on the chest,...

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    • By Oliver 2022-04-24 07:01:15

      Kitano Takeshi DRIVE, the last paragraph! ! ! ! ! Reason for 5 stars: Sure enough, it would be great without...

    • By Koby 2022-04-24 07:01:15

      I feel that this film is to Ah Wu what the judo dragon and tiger list is to Du sir, that is, the modern age with guns and tap dancing has already arrived, and I still have to play it as a sword and halberd...

    • By Kacie 2022-04-24 07:01:15

      I don't know if the last dance is a tap dance or not. I'm very disappointed and disappointed, but the middle is okay, forget it, Take Kitano, the narcissistic old...

    • By Macie 2022-04-24 07:01:15

      Japan really can't make costumes, but the farmer's music is...

    • By Wiley 2022-04-24 07:01:15

      dance like zorro in the west reminds me of american tap...

    Movie plot

    In Japan in the 19th century, Zato City was a blind homeless man who made a living from gambling. But under his ordinary appearance, he is a warrior proficient in swordsmanship. He drew his sword as quickly as lightning, and the accuracy of slashing people was suffocating. One day Zato City came to a hill controlled by the gangster Ginzo and everyone who passed by had to pay them tolls. Since they brought the famous Samurai Hattori...
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    Evaluation action

    The intimacy of the classic old movies shown in "Zatou City" is still rushing. It's not at all inferior to the old version in terms of local intimacy. The protagonist of the movie, the blind sword guest Zatou City, was originally a very marketable comrade, and was simply vulgar. However, this seemingly vulgar "market taste" is the basis for Zatoichi to become a folk hero, and it is also the greatest source of intimacy that die-hard...
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    Movie quotes

    • Zatôichi: Even with my eyes wide open I can't see a thing.

    • Shinkichi: Massuer, did you see that?

      Zatôichi: I don't see much

    • Aunt Oume: This must be quite a sight! I'm guiding a masseur, who's carrying my vegetables.

      Zatôichi: Wish I could see that!