Tuesday, August 10, 2004

More Japanese cinema, yesterday saw The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, another film featuring Tadanobu Asano he plays a Ronin, he also stars in "Ichi the Killer" I'm going to see more of his films he's a wonderful actor. The Blind Swordsman, is a bit overrated in my opinion. I really feel it's a piece hyped, and promoted because of the celebrity of Takeshi Kitano. While the slower parts of the film has interesting pacing and cinematography - I was not drawn to the Zatoichi character and while bloody I missed more stylized swordfighting. Maybe I'm still reeling from Ichi.


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