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#44646 - 11/13/04 08:23 AM zatoichi
gojuwarrior1 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/02
Posts: 1178
Loc: East Coast, USA
how many of you seen the latest version of this story?loved it or hated it?i thought it was a good movie, the graphics were a little weak but still a good flick.

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#44647 - 01/02/06 09:03 AM Re: zatoichi [Re: gojuwarrior1]
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Registered: 12/07/02
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Loc: Essex, UK
Quote:

how many of you seen the latest version of this story?loved it or hated it?i thought it was a good movie, the graphics were a little weak but still a good flick.




Loved it - thought it was a good version - agree on the graphics - they were weak...

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#44648 - 01/02/06 03:37 PM Re: zatoichi [Re: gojuwarrior1]
Cord Offline
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Are you guys referring to the Takeshi Kitano version replete with dance-number ending? If so its a darn masterpiece IMO the only 'graphics' i can think of were the slicing up the bo through the thumb, a few blood splats, and the morphing between child and adult cast at the curtain call. A little rough maybe, but i can forgive that.
If there is a version more recent than this I havent seen it, but would appreciate details
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#44649 - 01/03/06 03:09 AM Re: zatoichi [Re: Cord]
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I hated the dance bit at the end. Seemed a bit too 'Broadway'.
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#44650 - 01/14/06 10:20 PM Re: zatoichi [Re: Grayston]
Mr_Heretik Offline
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Registered: 05/20/05
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Felt alot like an anime, since nowadays I don't see many movies in the setting... but was good nonethless. I wonder...

*puts on blindfold and starts swinging sword around near a pre-school*

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#44651 - 01/15/06 05:45 AM Re: zatoichi [Re: Mr_Heretik]
funstick5000 Offline
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Registered: 07/16/05
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from what you'veall said here it sounds more like you were watching kung fu hustle! are the older versions of zatoichi any good?
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#44652 - 01/15/06 07:54 AM Re: zatoichi [Re: funstick5000]
Cord Offline
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It is far more understated and has a greater depth of character than most anime. It is absolutely nothing like kung fu hustle- its actually funny for a start, and plays more like a spaghetti western, so in that sense is very much in the chambara tradition.
The old zatoichi movies are OK, but not a patch on Kitano's version IMO
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#44653 - 01/15/06 06:16 PM Re: zatoichi [Re: Cord]
Subedei Offline
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Registered: 12/23/04
Posts: 479
I really enjoyed it. I don't see what's wrong with the dance number at the end, the entire movie is like a slightly hidden dance number

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#44654 - 01/15/06 06:39 PM Re: zatoichi [Re: Subedei]
gojuwarrior1 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/02
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You noticed that to? I liked it man, good movie!
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#44655 - 02/21/06 01:49 AM Re: zatoichi [Re: gojuwarrior1]
Kung Fu Hung-Su Offline
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Registered: 02/23/05
Posts: 37
Loc: Canberra, ACT, Australia
I loved all the musical segments and definately the dance at the end, those "tap dancers" rock.

There were fight scenes in this? Bah, who cares?

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