While they aren't movies, though, I really enjoyed watching the "Kita no kuni kara" specials that came out once every couple of years. You really got to see the characters grow up and get older, and the acting and direction was quite good (up until "Yuigon" in 2002, which was dreck). You should be able to find all of these at the local video store.
Diogenes_in_Tokyo wrote:. I did want to see Zatoichi as well, although the dancing scene they showed in the previews scared me a bit. A dance routine in a samurai movie, I mean WTF? Is nothing sacred?
netpariah wrote:first of all, yes, the miyamoto musashi trilogy is excellent, (based on the book by eiji yoshikawa, a good read) but i've never found it in japan. can anyone tell me who the director was???
i recommend "tokyo decadence." pretty good one.
juzo itami's "the funeral," is good and strangely features richard gere.
Kanjischool wrote:Zatoichi is just a long string of sequals. There was the first movie Zatchi monogatari and a bunch after. Some better than others but all running the same formula.
I rather like Takeshi Kitano but sometimes it seems I can't watch a tv show or movie without him involved in it somehow. The guy is everywhere.
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