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    Reader comments on Zat™ichi

    Subject: Gorgeous and Different
    Date: Nov 25, 2004
    Sender: SylviePrevious | Next

    Not a film I would ordinarily see but was talked into it by a friend and I'm so glad. The character development is very engaging. I've seen few foreign language films where I've been so involved in the characters and narrative. It's better than "Crouching Tiger .... Dragon" There's a very contemporary feel to the Zatoichi characters, their interaction and the way they look even though the film appears to take place during the 18th or 19th century perhaps? The violence would be awful if it weren't for the inanity of the tap dancing, especially when at the end all the dead appear live and well enough to tap dance.
    The film is bizarre, beautiful and blue hued. The colour blue appears in different textures all through the film. They wear blue and indigo patterned kimonos. I was entranced by the beauty shown in the film. It's really worth seeing.

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    » Gorgeous and Different «   from Sylvie, Nov 25, 2004
  • Sharp   from Danilo, Jan 31, 2006
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  • Sharp   from Danilo, Jan 31, 2006