Zatoichi 25 - Zatoichi's Conspiracy
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This time our blind anti-hero fights a whole army at the end and his moves were awesome but not THAT fast. Is worth to buy this movie but there is NO action until the ending.
P.S: This movie was MUCH better than Zatoichi in Desperation!!
Also, Zatoichi meets a man who grew up with him as a young boy. This man is now a corrupt government official. When Zatoichi is giving this friend a massage, the official says that he does not know Zatoichi, yet ichi knows that the official is lying. Ichi relates what they did as children, and still the official rebuffs him. The official is not only corrupt, but he has no honor and decency. The official is attempting to claim the village's quarry, which is the main source of income for the people who live there. And this angers Zatoichi.
One of the greatest actors in cinema history also makes his appearance in the film. Takashi Shimura--of the famed "SEVEN SAMURAI" and "IKIRU" by Akira Kurosawa, portrays the old man who is watching over the new-found sister of Zatoichi. Takeshi Shimura has always been my favorite actor, and it was wonderful to see him in this episode of Zatoichi. The conclusion of the film is a strange one, which I do not wish to give away. However, Zatoichi confronts his old childhood friend. And as he does he struggles with the problem of whether or not to kill him. This is an excellent Zatoichi episode. The cinematography is great, and the character actors in the film--especially the corrupt official--are great. I highly recommend this great episode of "Zatocihi's Conspiracy" to all viewers.
But it is the feeling that Ichi is sad by the changes he found in the village and really upset by his old friend's greed that makes the film for me. Once again, the characters are the focus of the story, the sword-slashing just frosting on the cake.
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nothing wrong with this movie its good should make great Christmas giftPublished 16 months ago by JJ Jackson
I have nearly every one of the Zatoichi films (26) and each one has never disappointed me. They're just terrific good vs evil dramas with strong, interesting characters and great... Read morePublished 19 months ago by garett t.
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