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Zatoichi

Certificate 18
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Feature, Detective/Thriller Director: Takeshi 'Beat' Kitano Released: 2003
Runtime: 117 minutes Language: Japanese Distributor: Artificial Eye
Cast:
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
Synopsis:
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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