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Zatoichi (2003) [Takeshi Kitano]


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Hello…





I have seen this movie 4 times at the Venice Film Festival beginning of September this year…





This movie is my second favourite movie ever just after Kill Bill: Volume 1…





Here you can see a 1 minute clip:



<LINK_TEXT text=“http://www.bacfilms.com/site/zatoichi/v … rzato2.wmv”>http://www.bacfilms.com/site/zatoichi/video/xtrzato2.wmv</LINK_TEXT>


#2

Damn, that link didn’t work for me. It’s just code.


#3

You have to save it to your desktop.


#4

http://www.apple.com/trailers/miramax/zatoichi.html



any info on if miramaxe chopped this movie?



here’s the topic about all the other zatoichi movies:

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#5

What a bad ass trailer, I have to check this out. Is it out on DVD?


#6

yes, i saw the film at the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept. 4 - 13, 2003). the region 2 DVD (in Japan) was released last week. Miramax is distrubuting the film in theatres next month in Canada and the United States but i fear they may have cut the film.


#7

Yeah they’ll probably cut the film, seems pretty violent.



Charbax; are there many fight scenes in the film?


#8

This movie looks extremely kickass. I saw the international trailer and I almost wet myself. When does this shit come out here in America?



Charbax, how would you compare this film in terms of plot structure and characterization to Kill Bush Volume 1?


#9

I’ve seen the international trailer and it looks great. First its simply Takeshi Kitano, one of the best filmmakers from Japan, and then it is a samurai-flick at its best! It would be really cool if Quentin Tarantino would release that flick at Rolling Thunder on DVD.



I just read that the movie’s coming to Germany in the theaters, great :slight_smile: !


#10

[quote]I’ve seen the international trailer and it looks great. First its simply Takeshi Kitano, one of the best filmmakers from Japan, and then it is a samurai-flick at its best! It would be really cool if Quentin Tarantino would release that flick at Rolling Thunder on DVD.



I just read that the movie’s coming to Germany in the theaters, great :slight_smile: ![/quote]

Yeah, Quentin can take partial credit like he did with Sonatine.





::slight_smile:


#11

Yeah same here, is this the only movie of the series that has Beat Takeshi in it?


#12

[quote]Yeah same here, is this the only movie of the series that has Beat Takeshi in it?[/quote]


Yeah I think so. He also made a few changes to the original character, like making his hair blonde and whatnot.

#13

Supposedly, the new Zatoichi is just basically a trademark Beat Takeshi film with the samurai elements mixed in. Takeshi’s usual surprising violent scenes are still there, but it shows what takes place before and after the action scenes.


#14

You can get the dvd here:



http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=BCBJ-1811



There’s a samurai in it called Hattori. :wink:


#15

There are copies on Ebay right now selling for around 15 bucks or less and they’re Region 0. Very tempting.


#16

Yes tempting, but I don’t care for ebay… takes too long.


#17

I just closed a new Zatoichi topic.



There was written:





anybody ever see Zatoichi-darkness is his ally , i was wondering if its any good thanks.





Please contribute.


#18

In response to Zatoichi - Darkness is his ally…This is the last Zatoichi in the series.  I’m not counting the new Kitano Zatoichi sense it’s a retelling and not part of the series.  All in All it was a good film however there are better zatoichi movies…may favorite being Zatoichi meets Yojimbo (1970)  Dir: Kihachi Okamoto


#19

I´m on a german board for asian movies (and I´m the only one ther who knows nothing :’( ).

The people there are really movie geeks. And they normally don´t post shit.





They posted about the fact that first Miike should be involved in Zatoichi (2003) and that he gave it up, cuz the producers didn´t like his ideas.

Has someone here heard about it?



And hey, please don´t answer with. Hey cps, maybe you read it wrong, Kitanoe made Z-2003. I knew… I wanna read some sources about the Miike involving


#20

miike’s idol is katsu shintaro and he’s been quoted saying something like “this is my treasure and I want to do something that is unlike my previous films, something simple and pure. the character is simple and calm. originally kitano wanted to star and direct this, but when he plays zatoichi, he doesnt see anything, how could he direct a movie like this?”. (from the book tokyoscope - 2001, written before miike was sacked)



since kitano produced the movie, i tend to believe this:

<LINK_TEXT text=“http://akira.arts.kuleuven.ac.be/hc/doo … oichi.html”>http://akira.arts.kuleuven.ac.be/hc/doos/jpmedia-zatoichi.html</LINK_TEXT>



but there’s also this new movie with both directors involved called izo

<LINK_TEXT text=“http://www.mhvf.net/forum/asian/posts/1 … 43434.html”>http://www.mhvf.net/forum/asian/posts/108223108243434.html</LINK_TEXT>