Ichi (Fumihiko Sori, 2008)

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  1. Harmcore Guest

    Ichi (Fumihiko Sori, 2008)


    An English-subtitled version of the teaser trailer for Fumihiko Sori's Ichi was added last night to ShochikuFilms.com - the English-language website of Shochiku Co. Ltd. (Shôchiku K.K.). Distribution rights for the movie are to be offered for sale by Shochiku at this year's Marché du Film in Cannes.

    Here's a description of Ichi from ShochikuFilms.com: "The famed ZATOICHI - a lonesome blind swordsman - returns to the screen once again, with ICHI, in a female character. With eyes tough which she cannot see, the audience will reach her soul, where the emotions burst with action! ¶ Ichi [Haruka Ayase] is a sole goze (blind woman singer) carrying only a shamisen (Japanese stringed instrument) and a walking stick, traveling on her own to find the man who has brought her up and cared for her as a child. People try to take advantage of the fact that she is blind, but Ichi fights back with her unusual skill with swords, using the sword hidden inside her walking stick. An incident brings her to meet Toma, who tries to save Ichi from the Banki-to gang, but ends up showing his awful skills in swordplay and is saved by Ichi in return. Ichi unwillingly starts traveling together with Toma, and comes upon the village, where the Banki-to gang, led by the inhuman heartless Banki, is taking charge. They also run into Toraji, who is the successor of the Shirakawa yakuza family trying to keep order of the village apart from Banki. Toma offers to help, but Ichi is uninterested, until she finds that Banki might know the man she was looking for. Now the deadly battle is about to begin!"

    ShochikuFilms.com: Ichi English-subtitled teaser trailer page

    ShochikuFilms.com: Ichi

    Ichi official subsite
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  4. Alex Apple Lord Snowblood Apple

    Bizarrely, I saw a commercial for this on terrestrial UK TV this evening - think it was Channel 4. Just struck me as a bit odd. Just sayin'. ;)

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