Tuesday, September 15, 2009

MOVIES: ICHI (2008)



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No, not Takashi Miike's ICHI THE KILLER. I'm too much of a wussy to watch that to the end. It was too gory/over-the-top for me and I usually start a movie and finish it no matter how bad it is. But Miike's movies I just cannot stomach. Well SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO is an exception. But I digress. Director Fumihiko Sori (VEXILLE, PING PONG) reimagines the classic ZATOICHI, the blind swordsman/masseuse.

Ichi honors the classic tale of the blind samurai while casting the legend in breathtaking new light. In a role traditionally played by men, award-winning actress Haruka Ayase is both tender and brutal.

Beautiful Ichi wanders blindly from village to village, searching for the sightless swordsman who long ago taught her to kill. Her technique is exquisite and explosive, her defenses as impenetrable as the darkness in which she moves. Many along her solitary path are touched – some by the sound of her delicate music, others by the edge of her lethal blade.

Also starring Shidou Nakamura (Letters from Iwo Jima), with original music by Lisa Gerrard (Gladiator, Dead Can Dance).





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I cannot wait to watch this!

2 comments:

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Cool! Make sure to tell me how it is when you've seen it, k?

The Warrior said...

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