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The Blind Swordsman, Zatoichi by Takeshi Kitano (2003) is a modern remake of a samurai classic that the Grandmaster Nigel would love. Kitano, who also stars, did a wonderful job directing in a modern style. There are touching scenes, comic scenes, great fighting scenes with more realistic fighting sequences. There is a fun dance scene at the end. Its really a 21st century samurai movie. The swordsman is blind, but with sixth sense seems to know where his opponents are and can fight better than any. He tries to obtain his advantage by fighting at night or in the dark. From a market point of view, some reversion heavy models leave one feeling like a blind swordsman in perhaps the greatest bull market. Speed, like Zatoichi, and a sixth sense, or at least other data, seem helpful. The movie received international critical acclaim. There are some dark forces at work: revenge, greed, exploitation. Zatoichi takes care of them though.


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