Thursday, June 02, 2005

Zatoichi TV series coming to DVD next year...

With the release of all of Shintaro Katsu's 26 Zatoichi movies to DVD--except for Zatoichi's Pilgrimage, the rights to which are owned by Mirimax, apparently because at one point Quentin Tarrantion was interested in doing a Zatoichi movie--along the recent Beat Takashi remake, there was little for fans of the blind wandering swordsman to look forward to.

However, Katsu starred in a TV show based on the character too, which ran about 100 episodes. Now Media Blasters has obtained the rights to the show, and is releasing the first season on DVD some time in 2006. If that sells well, the other seasons will follow.

Very cool.


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