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Certificate 18
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Feature, Detective/Thriller Director: Takeshi 'Beat' Kitano Release date: 26/07/2004
Runtime: 117 minutes Language: Japanese Distributor: Artificial Eye
Takeshi 'Beat' Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Michiyo Ogusu, Yui Natsukawa, Guadalcanal Taka, Daigoro Tachibana, Yuko Daike, Ittoku Kishibe, Saburo Ishikura, Akira Emoto, Beat Takeshi, Gadarukanaru Taka
Takeshi 'Beat' Kitano, best known for his 1997 film 'Hana-Bi', revives the Japanese fictional action anti-hero Zatoichi in this violent and bloody swashbuckling samurai adventure. Zatoichi (played by Takeshi himself) may be blind but he is also an incredibly gifted and precise swordsman. When the ruthless Ginzo gang, with the help of the legendary Hattori, mercilessly take over a remote mountain town, Zatoichi and his friend Shinkichi must do everything in their considerable powers to stop them.
Contains strong bloody violence
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