Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman

$1m

DBO
2003 116 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

In an empire ruled by fear, the people's only hope is the ultimate weapon: Zatoichi, a blind, nomadic samurai whose sword has made him a hero and whose courage has made him a legend. Determined to help the desperate residents of a village, Zatoichi seeks justice through revenge.

Credits

Awards

2003 Toronto International Film Festival

Winner

  • People's Choice Award

2003 Sundance Film Festival

Winner

  • Audience Award

Featured Clips

Zatoichi (The Blind Swordsman) - Who's Going To Stop Me?

Zatoichi (The Blind Swordsman) - Who's Going To Stop Me?

Despite the downpour, Zatoichi doesn't miss a beat during combat. In this scene: Zatoichi (Takeshi Kitano)

Zatoichi (The Blind Swordsman) - Nobody's Fool

Zatoichi (The Blind Swordsman) - Nobody's Fool

A simple game turns deadly when Zatoichi realizes he is being played. In this scene: Zatoichi (Takeshi Kitano), Geisha Seitaro 'Osei' Naruto (Daigoro Tachibana), Geisha Okinu Naruto (Yuko Daike), Hattori Genosuke (Tadanobu Asano)

Zatoichi (The Blind Swordsman) - Charade

Zatoichi (The Blind Swordsman) - Charade

With their cover blown, the Naruto children have no other option than to fight for their lives. In this scene: Geisha Seitaro 'Osei' Naruto (Daigoro Tachibana), Geisha Okinu Naruto (Yuko Daike), Boss Inosuke Ginzo (Ittoku Kishibe), Boss Tashichi Ogi (Saburo Ishikura), Zatoichi (Takeshi Kitano)

Zatoichi (The Blind Swordsman) - A Moment's Peace

Zatoichi (The Blind Swordsman) - A Moment's Peace

Zatoichi's moment of serenity is interrupted by a band of thugs. In this scene: Zatoichi (Takeshi Kitano)

Zatoichi (The Blind Swordsman) - Do or Die

Zatoichi (The Blind Swordsman) - Do or Die

Hattori must realize that in battle, it's kill or be killed. In this scene: Hattori Genosuke (Tadanobu Asano)

Zatoichi (The Blind Swordsman) - Secrets & Lies

Zatoichi (The Blind Swordsman) - Secrets & Lies

It appears as if Ginzo isn't the only one keeping secrets. In this scene: Zatoichi (Takeshi Kitano), Boss Inosuke Ginzo (Ittoku Kishibe)

Zatoichi (The Blind Swordsman) - We Run This

Zatoichi (The Blind Swordsman) - We Run This

A turf war erupts between the Yakuza gangs. In this scene: Hattori Genosuke (Tadanobu Asano)

Now Playing: Zatoichi (The Blind Swordsman) - Who's Going To Stop Me?
Starring: Takeshi Kitano

Despite the downpour, Zatoichi doesn't miss a beat during combat. In this scene: Zatoichi (Takeshi Kitano)