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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest films of all time., 1 Feb. 2005
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This review is from: Zatoichi (2 disc Collector's Edition) [DVD] (DVD)
This edition of Takeshi Kitanos fantastic film is the ultimate PAL version with the addition of a DTS soundtrack. Colours are better in the Japanese release, but since I get lots of subtitled extras and a DTS soundtrack (and I prefer PAL speedup to NTSC pulldown) I went with this one.
It comes in a metal box with some nice prints of the publicity artwork, a booklet with plenty of Takeshi Kitanos thoughts on his work and a frame of 35mm film. I got one with the rather amusing subtitle "Did you kill everyone in the room?". One of the best collectors edition treats out there.
If you haven't actually seen the film then just buy it now. It's clever, funny, violent, moving, silly and thoughtful all at once. I have not seen such a complete work of cinematic art since Kurosawas films and yet this has a style all it's own. The music is clever, varied, and enhances the stunning visuals superbly. With this film Takeshi Kitano takes the step (in my eyes) from talented director to genius. I know people always exaggerate on the net and stuff but I don't. I'm serious. This is a truly awesome work of art.
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Initial post: 28 Aug 2009 23:30:43 BDT
100101 says:
excellent review! 10/10

Posted on 1 Feb 2012 22:51:42 GMT
riteofspring says:
This is the greatest film of all time. Watched it 10 times after recording it off TV, and another 20 times since buying it on Blu-ray. And now, after a couple of beers, it might just be Zatoichi time again...
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