Fan of foreign films? How about action, foreign films? How about of samurais? Well, if you’re familar with Zatoichi et al. then you might like “Ichi” which is based from that genre if we may call it that as there has been tons of movies based on the blind swordsman.
I was surprised to find it being streamed for free on Hulu. So here it is, Ichi.
Ichi — a beautiful, blind samurai — wanders in search of the sightless swordsman who long ago taught her to kill. Many along her solitary path are touched — some by the sound of her delicate music, others by the edge of her lethal blade.
Pretty intriguing movie. I saw it on the flight back from Incheon (Seoul, Korea) last week. I didn’t know it was Heath Ledger’s last/unfinished project till recently. Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law helped wrap-up his part after his passing. Still, the story flowed well even with “the help”.
Anyways, it’s visually stunning and not hard to follow at all. But if you only like 100%-action, I don’t know if you’ll like this one haha… otherwise, give it a go.
I haven’t traveled from London to Paris straight, but did oversleep and miss a tour coach along with my roommate this past March (too much exploring/partying I guess, and lack of sleep). We hopped on the Eurostar bullet train to try and catch the rest of the Contiki group at the London Pub, but were 10-minutes late and had to catch the next one =\
AllOrNothingproductions.com present ‘London to Paris’, directed by Grace Ladoja, documents 10 riders from all over the world making the track bike journey from London to Paris to meet Lance Armstrong as the Tour De France 2009 comes to a close. Made in association with Nike Sportswear’s CTRS project, the film’s NYC premiere is set for late October 2009… stages09.com