Cutting Zatoichi ?

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  1. Estevan Lapena

    Estevan Lapena Stunt Coordinator

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    Miramax has picked up the rights for distribution on Takeshi Kitano's Zatoichi. I was wondering if it would be cut for a larger release? I sure hope not, because I want to see the movie in its entirely at the Vancouver Film Festival.

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    PS: Sorry if someone else has already brought this up, but I couldn't find anything referring to it on the forum.
     
  2. Andy Sheets

    Andy Sheets Cinematographer

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    All I know is a lot of people are nervous about Miramax picking up the film. Their handling of Asian films has earned them a lot of skepticism. I really hope they don't cut this one.
     
  3. Ian_H

    Ian_H Supporting Actor

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    Any word if MiramAXE has ruined Zatoichi yet?


    --Ian
     
  4. Dennis Pagoulatos

    Dennis Pagoulatos Supporting Actor

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    What would they cut exactly??? Asses.

    -Dennis
     
  5. Garrett Lundy

    Garrett Lundy Producer

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    Well, they cut plot points and character development scenes from Iron Monkey.
     
  6. Eric Howell

    Eric Howell Stunt Coordinator

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    They could cut out that part about the blind swordsman, could get more showings per theater that way. Actually, if they cut anything, I'll bet they get rid of the closing dance sequence
    , as we Americans can't digest all that in our kung foo diet.
     

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