Zatoichi/Sonatine Kitano Double Feature in November
Buena Vista Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of a special double DVD set comprising of Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman and Sonatine. Arriving on 9th November 2004 priced at $29.99, both films star “Beat” Takeshi Kitano and include bonus features, as detailed below...
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman - While travelling through the Japanese countryside, Zatoichi, a blind samurai, happens upon a village that has been overrun by a ruthless gang. Determined to help the villagers, Zatoichi seeks out the gang leader and embarks on a journey of revenge.
Directed, written and starring “Beat” Takeshi Kitano Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman has won numerous awards, including the 2003 Venice Film Festival (Best Film, Best Feature Film Festival Digital Award, Special Director’s Award) and the 2004 Awards of the Japanese Academy (Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Score, Best Sound, Best Lighting).
- Behind-the-scenes special
- Video interviews with the crew (cinematographer, production designer, costume designer, master swordsman)
- Intro by Quentin Tarantino
- Beat Takeshi interview