Kitano's Zatoichi in March
Bandai Visual have announced the Japanese Region 2 DVD release of Takeshi Kitano's Zatoichi for 11th March 2004 with a retail price of 3990 Yen. Kitano's 2003 reinterpretation of this classic Japanese series sees him star as the infamous blind swordsman, Zatoichi, and has resulted in a film that has garnered many awards and critical acclaim as it toured festivals around the world.
The 'First Pressing' of this release will feature (as far as I can tell) limited edition special packaging and a bonus disc totalling 120-minutes of special features including behind-the-scenes material, interviews and more (a logbook is also mentioned).
The specs for the movie disc are:
- Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
- Japanese DD5.1 Surround
- English and Japanese Subtitles
- "Hot News Report"
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spot
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