Feudal Japan in the 19th century is a time of cruel injustice, corrupt clan-leaders, and violent oppression. To a remote mountain town comes Zatoichi, an itinerant blind masseur with a taste for drink and gambling, who also happens to be a master swordsman, bringing him fame as a formidable foe…
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the fuck did kitano do to zatoichi? he managed to take all of what makes the character badass and replaced it with a boring, silent, gore hungry main with frosted highlights and alien eyes. the fight scenes were boring with pathetic effects and the side characters undeveloped. i'll stick to my shintaro katsu's.
This was amazing. I love the combination of humor, action and drama. Kitano did an amazing job on both sides of the camera here. The action scenes were thrilling, the soundtrack was cool and everything just worked. I loved the look of the film, Kitano does violent action the way it should be done; slow simmering and with a huge helping of cool. I can't recommend this one enough.
An aesthetically intriguing and necessary update of the old-fashioned Zatoichi series. Kitano's transformation not only tends to enrich the original figure but makes the storyline more complex by using flashbacks. Also noteworthy are the many humoristic detaills like using the working sounds of peasants or carpenters as percussive enrichments for the score.
Apesar de tener unos momentos memorables, la deficiente dirección en el ensamble de las escenas y la carencia de ritmo en el montaje merman a la pelicula. A destacar algunas escenas de musica sincronizada y ese toque gore que caracteriza al director.
Kitano's quirky, feudal-Japan-set opus of bloodletting and tap-dancing is irresistibly entertaining spectacle for genre fans. "Zatoichi" is also a joyful mockery of identity's conventions and restrictions -- male, female, trans and elderly characters all surprise, touch and enthrall, in their own ways.
El famoso espadachin ciego fue previamente interpretado en dieciocho ocasiones por Shintaro Katsu, en un serial que devino tan popular en el cine japones como los de Godzilla y Tora-san. Esta nueva version de Takeshi Kitano confirma el dinamismo y la inteligencia del actor y director, quien ademas de mostrar su buena mano para la violencia, dota a la pelicula de un gran sentido del humor. De lo mejor de Kitano.