19th Century Japan ... Zatoichi is a blind wanderer who makes a living by gambling and giving massages. But behind his humble facade, Zatoichi is a master swordsman, gifted with lightning-fast draw and strokes of breathtaking precision. Zatoichi discovers a remote mountain town at the mercy of the Ginzo gang. The ruthless Ginzo dispose of anyone who gets in their way, quicker than ever since they recruited mighty samurai ronin Hattori. In a gambling joint, Zatoichi and trustworthy young friend Shinkichi meet up with a couple of geishas. As dangerous as they are beautiful, Okinu and her sister Osei have come to town to avenge their parents' murder. With their only clue being the mysterious name Kuchinawa, the geisha sisters have lots of tricks up their sleeves. Sinister henchmen are soon hunting down Zatoichi. With his legendary cane sword at his side, Zatoichi's path is destined for many violent showdowns... Add Synopsis In Portuguese
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I thought the mix between comedy, martial arts and philosophical concepts was brilliantly done in this movie. Not to mention the superb acting.
I believe fans of martial arts, comedy and hidden philosophy will surely enjoy this movie. Admittedly, the comedy may appear childish at moments, but the great acting, story and dramatic moments compensate for it. Honestly, without the mixture of these elements, this movie would not have appeared as interesting and appealing.
I can understand that it might be oriented towards a more adult audience, due to the fact that older watchers may relate better to certain aspects of the movie, but I still quite enjoyed it overall. I gave it a 7, but because my parents seemed to have liked it more than I did, I believe it be worthy of an overall 8.
Watch, you won't be disappointed!