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The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2004) - Movie Details

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Comedy Action Foreign
115 min.
Release Date
July 23, 2004 (LA/NY)
DVD Release Date
November 9, 2004 (Buy on Amazon)
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115 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for strong stylized bloody violence

Zatoichi is a 19th Century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast draw and breathtaking precision. While wandering, Zatoichi discovers a remote mountain village at the mercy of Ginzo, a ruthless gang-leader. Ginzo disposes of anyone who gets in his way, especially after hiring the mighty samurai ronin Hattori as a bodyguard. After a raucous night of... Full synopsis »

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The popular Japanese character comes to American screens for the first time in Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman, an action-drama about a blind man who kicks some serious ass. Full movie review »

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