Zatoichi (2003)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Martial Arts, Samurai Film  |   Release Date - Jul 23, 2004 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - Japan   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Beat Takeshi Kitano directs and plays the title role in this tribute to the wildly popular "blind swordsman" of Japanese cinema who was the hero of more than 20 movies and a television series from the early '60s to the late '80s. In Kitano's version, Zat├┤ichi wanders into a town harassed by criminal gangs, and helps two geishas take revenge on the men who murdered their parents. His mission leads him to a final, bloody confrontation with the gang's mastermind and his hired assassin (Tadanobu Asano), a swordsman with a reputation as lethal as Zat├┤ichi.

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swordsman, revenge, geisha, Japan, Samurai