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2,283 Ratings



Directed by Takeshi Kitano
Japan, 2003
Action, Comedy, Crime
  • Japanese
  • English


Lauded as a hero in Japanese screen history, Zatoichi is a blind masseur and blademaster. Living staunchly by a code of honor to deliver justice for those in peril, he helps two sisters wreak vengeance on the mob that murdered their parents.

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Beloved TV comedian and award-winning art-house director Takeshi Kitano rebooting Shintaro Katsu’s 26-film blind swordsman action series seemed sacrilegious. But Kitano brings respectful invention, cleverly playing with staccato violence, meditative calm, and deadpan jokes in his own distinct way.

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