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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:15 pm    Post subject: Zatoichi: The Last Reply with quote
This apparently is going to be the last Zatoichi in the long, long running series.

Here is the trailer:

http://www.nipponcinema.com/trailers/zatoichi-the-last-trailer/
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Seriously? Katori Shingo?

This might as well be the last, because it's obviously hit rock bottom. Granted he's better than Inagaki or Nakai, but the utter coolness that is Sorimachi will be completely canceled out by Mr. MonkeyMagic.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Seriously? Katori Shingo?

This might as well be the last, because it's obviously hit rock bottom. Granted he's better than Inagaki or Nakai, but the utter coolness that is Sorimachi will be completely canceled out by Mr. MonkeyMagic.


This was my reaction as well. While I enjoy Bistro SMAP, I don't find Katori Shingo to be a worthy replacement to Katsu Shintaro or Beat Takeshi. But who knows, Shingo may surprise us all.

No doubt I'll plunk down my 1,200 yen to see it.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'll reserve judgment on Katori Shingo until after I see it. But yeah, not sure if he can surpass Beat Takeshi. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Female swordswoman Ichi out-Zato'd all of them.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm a sucker. I'll watch it once Bug gets his grubby hands on it.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:45 pm    Post subject: ichi Reply with quote
Well anyone can beat Kitano's version which was nothing short of horrible and im saying this as a Kitano Fan .
As for this ,well we shall have to see ,for the life of me i cant think why they just did not give the role to Matsudaira Ken who trained under Katsu .
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Female swordswoman Ichi out-Zato'd all of them.


Yeah that was a good Zatoichi. But its a bit unfair to compare. The entire movie, the most prevalent thought in my mind is "Beautiful girl... blind... lots of bad guys... Yeah, this isn't going to end well".

So she somehow feels more fragile and when she whips out those ridiculous skills of hers its more of a shock.

Katsu was more the "bad-ass" Zatoichi. The "mess with me and you all die and anyone in the vicinity is gonna die too. And while I'm at it, I'm going to make a point of destroying as much furnature as I can here" type.

and Takeshi's I think is certainly the most calm and thoughtful and deceptive Zatoichi.

So where will Katori Shingo's take on the character fit in is anyone guess at this point. But I look forward to seeing it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Tatsunoshi wrote:
Female swordswoman Ichi out-Zato'd all of them.


Re-watched that just a few days ago - really enjoyed seeing it again.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:08 am    Post subject: Zatoichi The Last Reply with quote
Amazing Film !.

I am shocked!!! Shingo pulled this one off and does a really great job of playing Ichi .

The story is pretty much classic Ichi tale ,after his wife is killed by Yakuza he moves to a coastal town and decides to give up the sword to become a farmer .

The Amazing Nakadai as "Boss Tendo "has other ideas ,when he decides to inherit the town our hero is forced to pick up the sword one more time .

This is the Ichi film we have been waiting for ,Its as good as many of the classics and the female version of a couple of years past .

If this is really the end of the 49 year old franchise its a great way to bow out ,Sadly though i hear Kitano is planning another Ichi film as he scrambles to find a project to inject some cash .
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I will add it to my Netflix queue then and watch it soon.
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