Ichi

Ichi

Director: Hiroshi Kuze, Fumihiko Sori

Cast: Haruka Avase, Shidou Nakamura

     
 

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Director Fumihiko Sori simultaneously reinvents and continues the Zatoichi legend with this tale of a blind, wandering musician who was trained in the art of one-handed sword fighting as a young girl. Ichi (Haruka Ayase) learned how to wield a sword with the help of a blind masseuse. These days she keeps her sword concealed in her cane, only drawing it when the…  See more details below

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Director Fumihiko Sori simultaneously reinvents and continues the Zatoichi legend with this tale of a blind, wandering musician who was trained in the art of one-handed sword fighting as a young girl. Ichi (Haruka Ayase) learned how to wield a sword with the help of a blind masseuse. These days she keeps her sword concealed in her cane, only drawing it when the situation necessitates. She's searching for the man who trained her, the man she believes to be her father. When Ichi is ambushed by a group of vicious gangsters, a sympathetic samurai rushes to the rescue. But Ichi can fend for herself, and before long she's saving his life. Traveling together to a nearby village, the duo later encounters a young orphan, who becomes their guide. It seems that a disfigured gangster named Banky (Shidou Nakamura) has the village in his iron grip. Even the local yakuza head has failed to end Banky's reign, a fact that the crime boss' ambitious son doesn't take lightly. When Ichi gets drawn into the fray, swords start swinging.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/22/2009
UPC:
0704400098963
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
R
Source:
Giant Ape
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Surround]
Time:
2:00:00
Sales rank:
16,460

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Haruka Avase Actor
Shidou Nakamura Actor
Yosuke Kubozuka Actor
Akira Emoto Actor
Riki Takeuchi Actor
Go Rijyu Actor
Mayumi Sata Actor
Tetsuta Sugimoto Actor
Megumi Yokoyama Actor
Eri Watanabe Actor
Takao Osawa Actor

Technical Credits
Hiroshi Kuze Director
Fumihiko Sori Director
Taeko Asano Screenwriter
Nobuhiro Azuma Producer
Michael Edwards Score Composer
Lisa Gerrard Score Composer
Keiji Hashimoto Cinematographer
Kenji Ishida Editor
Mika Kurokochi Editor
Mototaka Kusakabe Editor
Jun Nakamura Sound/Sound Designer
Toshiaki Nakazawa Producer
Hisashi Sasaki Production Designer
Kan Shimozawa Original Story
Minoru Takeoka Production Manager
Toshie Tomita Casting
Nobuyuki Toya Executive Producer
Yasushi Unemura Producer
Koji Yoshida Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ichi
1. Prologue
2. Opening
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16
17. Chapter 17
18. Chapter 18
19. Chapter 19
20. Chapter 20
21. End Credits

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