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Freepers, I give you 35 minutes of unadulterated, sword-slashing, blood-spurting MURDER!!! (vanity)
YouTube ^ | 04/21/2012 | kolath

Posted on 04/15/2014 5:47:04 PM PDT by Kolath

The exploits of the blind swordsman Ichi, the wandering "masseuse" and former Yakuza in a quest for redemption.

Haunted by his pasted...hunted in the present....hesitant of his future.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1HgAuU1TZs

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TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: japan; samurai; yakuza; zatoichi

1 posted on 04/15/2014 5:47:05 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: Kolath

My pasted haunts me to this day.


2 posted on 04/15/2014 5:51:28 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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correction: made possible by UhtredBambra


3 posted on 04/15/2014 5:51:37 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: Kolath

Ah, Zatoichi....IFC used to run these on Saturday morning.


4 posted on 04/15/2014 5:52:30 PM PDT by Stand W ( You can't fight in here! This is the War Room!)
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To: real saxophonist

did it hurt when it did haunt you? ;)

sorry for the typo


5 posted on 04/15/2014 5:52:52 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: Kolath

Was one of my favorite Saturday morning programs, until they took it off IFC and started putting on reruns of the Three Stooges.


6 posted on 04/15/2014 5:52:55 PM PDT by doc1019 (!)
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To: Kolath

When once you turn to the blind side, forever will it control your destiny.


7 posted on 04/15/2014 5:53:13 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Kolath

I used to watch it on IFC too. Haven’t seen it in years. Just about the right amount of humor mixed in with totally unbelievable sword fights.

It was good entertainment.


8 posted on 04/15/2014 5:55:23 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Stand W

i used to watch them all the time on IFC, then IFC went commercial and now it is crap.


9 posted on 04/15/2014 5:55:27 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Kolath

There was even a version with a female Ichi


10 posted on 04/15/2014 5:58:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Kolath
Only when I cut...

8~)

11 posted on 04/15/2014 5:58:27 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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To: doc1019

Yeah that stuff is great. Those stiffs at IFC never leave well enough alone, although I dig the stooges too. I recall one of them where he is fighting his big fight through a snow storm in a village at night, just looked fantastic. I think it was late 60s or 70s, it was in colour.

Freegards


12 posted on 04/15/2014 6:00:11 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Kolath

I used to love his directional swiveling ears.

But he also used to dig and eat his boogers.


13 posted on 04/15/2014 6:02:45 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: Ramius; 300winmag; IrishCatholic; lookout88; Wpin; spetznaz; Smokin' Joe; HungarianGypsy; neb52; ...

Worth a sword ping? Dunno, since it won’t let me watch it on my mobile.

Anyway...


14 posted on 04/15/2014 6:03:37 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: doc1019
and started putting on reruns of the Three Stooges.

So they went edumakshunal on you?

15 posted on 04/15/2014 6:07:39 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Kolath

The movies are on Hulu.


16 posted on 04/15/2014 6:10:04 PM PDT by csvset
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To: Kolath
A little Haiku seems appropriate.

No blood to be found.
No severed body parts seen.
Yet all who fall, die.

17 posted on 04/15/2014 6:10:08 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: mabarker1

At least while watching Ichi I was picking up a little Japanese here and there. LOL!


18 posted on 04/15/2014 6:11:56 PM PDT by doc1019 (!)
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To: Kolath

Toshiro Mifune: How You Like Me Now?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0c_1XKJUSQ


19 posted on 04/15/2014 6:12:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: GeronL

Featuring the lovely Haruka Ayase.


20 posted on 04/15/2014 6:15:29 PM PDT by csvset
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To: doc1019

But have you perfected the hand on nose blocking the double eyeball poke yet?


21 posted on 04/15/2014 6:16:26 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: mabarker1
...nyuk..nyuk..nyu...
22 posted on 04/15/2014 6:46:48 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Kolath

Great series! I’ve got the entire DVD collection.


23 posted on 04/15/2014 7:08:54 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I was kinda thinking the same thing.


24 posted on 04/15/2014 7:44:53 PM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: Kolath
Twenty-Five Films Now on Hulu

Watch the longest-running action series in Japanese history, starring Shintaro Katsu as the legendary Zatoichi, a blind masseur who lives by the yakuza code and answers his foes with a deadly cane sword.

I thought I had seen all of the movies available but when I just checked, I found that the other seven that I have not seen are there now.

Oh, those films are free on Hulu.com

It's an addiction for me.

25 posted on 04/15/2014 8:28:11 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Kolath; All
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zatoichi
26 posted on 04/15/2014 8:49:19 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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