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  1. #4441
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    Still think its marvellous .. the extras as to how its made is equally fascinating
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    Default Zatoichi The Blind Swordsman, 1962-1973.

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    A series of 25 films released by Criterion in a dual-format box set that I have long wanted to watch but owing to the expense of the set it has taken time to set aside the money.

    A middle-brow Japanese action series based on the tale of the blind masseur who beneath his bumbling accident-prone facade is master of swordsmanship, sumo wrestling, and archery. Unlike his opponents he favours a cane sword rather than the usual katana. The films are largely formulaic and usually involve the principal character Zatoichi [played to perfection by Shinataro Katsu] agreeing to carry out the last wish of a dying man or woman which inevitably ends up embroiling him in trouble with corrupt officials, cruel magistrates, and oppressive yakuza bosses and their henchmen. Despite his blindness, low social status, stocky build, and appalling table manners he is a hit with the ladies everywhere he goes. An eternal wanderer and outcast, sentimental, but also capable of visiting devastating violence on those who take him on . A sort of Zen Robin Hood righting wrongs in favour of the poor and oppressed. On his travels he teams up with some famous figures from Japanese and Asian cinema such as Yojimbo and The One Armed Swordsman. The earlier films are fairly humerous and light, but as the series progresses the features become somewhat darker in tone. Overall great fun.
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  3. #4443
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    Just finished 12 Angry Men (1957) . superb film, with a stellar cast. Forgot how powerful the acting was . not seen it for quite a few years or it felt that way.



    Lee J Cobb was really superb in it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landloper View Post
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    A series of 25 films released by Criterion in a dual-format box set that I have long wanted to watch but owing to the expense of the set it has taken time to set aside the money.

    A middle-brow Japanese action series based on the tale of the blind masseur who beneath his bumbling accident-prone facade is master of swordsmanship, sumo wrestling, and archery. Unlike his opponents he favours a cane sword rather than the usual katana. The films are largely formulaic and usually involve the principal character Zatoichi [played to perfection by Shinataro Katsu] agreeing to carry out the last wish of a dying man or woman which inevitably ends up embroiling him in trouble with corrupt officials, cruel magistrates, and oppressive yakuza bosses and their henchmen. Despite his blindness, low social status, stocky build, and appalling table manners he is a hit with the ladies everywhere he goes. An eternal wanderer and outcast, sentimental, but also capable of visiting devastating violence on those who take him on . A sort of Zen Robin Hood righting wrongs in favour of the poor and oppressed. On his travels he teams up with some famous figures from Japanese and Asian cinema such as Yojimbo and The One Armed Swordsman. The earlier films are fairly humerous and light, but as the series progresses the features become somewhat darker in tone. Overall great fun.
    That does sound really good. A lot of Japanese stuff is hard to appreciate unless you get their weird sense of humour. I guess they probably say that about the British.
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    Predator (1987) stars Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Jesse Ventura and Carl Weathers. Directed by John McTiernan, this is a testosterone induced and very good SiFi film..Plenty action, and not much dialogue



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  6. #4446
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landloper View Post
    That has been in my DVD collection for some years. Good movie.
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    good start to evening; now for an older naval battle... Battle of the River Plate (1956) stars John Gregson, Anthony Quayle and Peter Finch, and directed by that immense team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.



    The chase, and battle by the Royal Navy and the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee.
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    I say. Stiff upper lip and all that old chap!
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  9. #4449
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    indeed.. all very proper with the navvies ..oops I mean navys Another from one of my digital libraries...this one from Amazon... the other was Apple. I also have quite a few with Flixster as dig versions of dvds, mostly from my sons collection. Along with my dvd collection I can usually find something to watch
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  10. #4450
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    Keeping up my western bent, Its The War Wagon (1967) stars John Wayne, Howard Keel, Robert Walker, Jr., Keenan Wynn, Joanna Barnes and Bruce Dern.

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