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June 17, 2004
  Zatoichi does not disappointPDF files may take a moment to load

There are more than a few ways to make a samurai movie. Given the range of ways a man can be dismembered alone, the diversity of executions and choreographed swordplay is boggling. And yet, in many ways, they remain largely the same movie--good finally triumphs over evil, as katana meets juicy, graphic flesh. Thankfully, it would seem room remains for both comic relief and musical numbers in the samurai world, all without abandoning the much-beloved katana.



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