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Zatoichi 22 - Zatoichi Meets the One Armed Swordsman
Zatoichi 22 - Zatoichi Meets the One Armed Swordsman
Actors: Shintar˘ Katsu, Yu Wang, Watako Hamaki, Michie Terada, K˘ji Nanbara
Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2004     1hr 34min

Studio: E1 Entertainment Release Date: 01/25/2005 Run time: 94 minutes

     
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Actors: Shintar˘ Katsu, Yu Wang, Watako Hamaki, Michie Terada, K˘ji Nanbara
Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Creators: Shintar˘ Katsu, Chishi Makiura, Fujio Morita, Kimiyoshi Yasuda, Yoshinobu Nishioka, Kan Shimosawa, Takayuki Yamada
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Martial Arts, Indie & Art House, Drama, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: ANIMEIGO
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Animated,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/13/2004
Original Release Date: 01/01/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Japanese
Subtitles: English

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Katsu's Masterpiece
InterMillan | California | 06/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I couldn't DISAGREE with Mr. Felder more. I suggest you see all the Zatoichi movies because NONE of them disappoint. Within all the series there is an analysis of each character that encompasses a strong emotional theme. In here you have a Chinese Character/Master-Swords-Man Wang Kong, who has come hundreds of miles to find peace, only to find the blood trail left in China has followed him to Japan. There paths cross as both try to save the life of an innocent (a child of a slain family), but corruption, deceit, and betrayal, with a lack of communication cloud there paths, only to lose themselves and face each other in the end. Subjectively this is one of the best endings and fight scenes within the Zatoichi series-if not the best. In addition the musical theme, particularly the fight scene between Ichi & Wang Kong is energetic and masterful. Highly Recommended."
Awesome
Synbios | Tallahassee, Florida United States | 05/31/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is actually the second Zatoichi film i've ever seen (first was Kitano's). I took a chance seeing Animeigo had a sell on it, and since I enjoyed their releases of Lone Wolf & Cub I gave this a chance. I knew it was going to be good, but I had no idea it was going to be that good. Nice mix of martial arts and swordsplay as Zatoichi meets the one armed chinese man. Sadly they misunderstand each other due to the language barrier. As for the DVD, the quality is excellent (don't expect less from animeigo). There are a few features such as character profiles which lets you get a better grasp of the story. There is also production notes and a few trailers for other animeigo releases that are very pleasing (except I think the trailer for this movie is kind of spoiler-ish). My only gripe is, I heard there were two endings for this film. One shot for Japanese audiences (which is what i'm guessing this film used), and one for Chinese audiences (which I have a good idea as to what happened in it). It would of been nice if they included the alternate ending as an extra or atleast mention it, but oh well. Nothing big since the ending used was perfect for the film."
Read this short review!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Francisco Cortes | San Juan, Puerto Rico USA | 10/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This Zatoichi movie is a must see because:

1- This film also appears in the Bruce Lee's documental called "Bruce Lee the Legend".

2- The final fight was awesome.

3- Zatoichi ALMOST battle an army but they got scared.

4- Awesome movements of Shintaro Katsu.

5- Action packed!!!"
A great classic
M. Allen | Seattle, Wa United States | 06/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is also my second Zatoichi movie, my first was the last movie he made before his death. I have to say that I didn't know what to expect even though I really liked his last movie as Zatoichi. Fortunatly this movie is great and something I enjoyed from begining to end. In a way I'm a bit concerned that this may be his best movie so I'm a bit reluctant to buy more of his films. If you're a first timer to Zatoichi then buy this movie because it's a good one."