View Full Version : The Tale of Zatoichi--Movie Review

Mark Heide
03-01-2003, 02:05 AM
For anyone that likes samurai fights this is a must view. There were 26 sequels made after the original which was made in 1962 in black and white. The third film in the series is in color, just for you people that hate black and white but the first is always the best.

This is a tale about a blind Japanese swordsman who lives by the Yakuza code and answers his enemies with a deadly cane sword.

When this film was released, it was more popular in Japan than Kurosawa's Yojimbo. If anyone is familiar with Yojimbo, you will know that this film was copied by Sergio Leone as A Fistful of Dollars.

I highly recommend all three films.

Happy viewing.