Zatoichi: Collectors Edition (includes booklet, numbered film cell,art cards and oodles of extras): 2 DVD £7.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV - HotUKDeals
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Takeshi Kitano, best known for such gangster films as VIOLENT COP, BOILING POINT, and BROTHER, makes his first period drama with ZATOICHI, an updating of the classic Japanese character portrayed by Shintaro Katsu in movies and television from 1962 to 1989. Zatoichi is a blind samurai who shuffles from town to town, righting wrongs with his remarkable sword hidden within his cane. He is also a masseuse who likes to gamble. Kitano serves as director, writer, co-editor, and star of the film, playing the protagonist under his acting name, Beat Takeshi. This version of Zatoichi, based on the stories of Kan Shimozawa, is more violent than the earlier series, as Kitano strives to make it more realistic. He has also infused a clever sense of humour, while cinematographer Katsumi Yanagishima adds beautiful depth of field to many scenes.
When Zatoichi arrives in a small town, he unknowingly walks into a classic tale of revenge, as two women plot to kill the men who murdered their family. As Zatoichi becomes more involved, an eventual showdown with young samurai Hattori (Tadanobu Asano, who excelled in Takashi Miike's very violent ICHI THE KILLER) is inevitable. ZATOICHI is thrilling filmmaking at its best, an endlessly entertaining samurai epic from a man who fully understands the genre and is not afraid to take it to the next level.

Collector's Edition Box Set - Contains:
Zatoichi 2DVD Special Edition
Limited Edition Numbered Film Cell
3 Art Cards
Full Colour Illustrated 12 Page Booklet With Production Notes By Takeshi Kitano
Double DVD - Special Features
2 Interviews With Takeshi Kitano
Interviews With Producer Masayuki Mori, Sword Fight Choregraphers Tatsumi Nikamoto And Hiroaki Tokoro, Costume Designer Kazuko Kurosawa, Production Designer Norihiro Isoda, Director Of Photography Katsumi Yanagijima, Dancing Choregrapher Hideboh And More
Takeshi Kitano Mastercalss
Making Of Documentary
Stills And Poster Galleries
Theatrical Trailer
Widescreen Anamorphic
Dolby Digital 5.1 / Dolby Digital DTS 5.1 / Dolby Digital 2.0
Languages - Japanese
Subtitles - English
Region 2/PAL/Colour
Running Time 111 Minutes
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Hot! Amazing film. Takeshi Kitano is a God of cinema.

I'll be ordering one for all those lovely extras
Fantastic film and the extras make it a special buy, heat added!!!
You guys should check out Hana Bi.
Brilliant movie :) heat!
Love this film, and been meaning to get it for ages. HOT!
Civic EG6
You guys should check out Hana Bi.

seconded, you'll spend the first half wondering what the hell is going on and the second half basking in the awesomeness.
Civic EG6
You guys should check out Hana Bi.

and sonatine and yasha (demon), awesome!
Beautiful film.
Fantastic film, fantastic price, HOT.
ive had this set for a year and still not watched it, keep meaning to. sendit sold this for around £7 last year, there was a time when this was hard to get and they sold on ebay for over 20 quid, so get it quick. you dont want it to go the way of battle royale tin edition do you?
I managed to get the tin box version of this last year for £10 from a local small independant record store. Worth every penny, even for the random dance scene at the end of the movie :D

Heat added!

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