Zatoichi On The Road and Kill!, Tonight at The Balboa Theatre

by E. "Doc" Smith on December 21, 2005

Zatoichi On The Road and Kill!, will be shown tonight, and tommrow night at the Balboa Theatre in San Francisco. “Kill!, a non-gratuitously violent period piece was originally released in Japan as Kiru. Tatsuya Nakadai plays an ex-Samurai, forced to come out of retirement. His nemesis is a former ally, who has become a despotic overseer. Along the way, the old Samurai teaches his young protégé (Etushi Takahashi) a wealth of valuable life lessons. Director Kihachi Okamoto co-adapted his screenplay for Kill from a story by Shugoro Yamamoto.” ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide. Kill!, Okamoto’s dizzyingly fast paced mixture of black comedy, action, and social commentary, will be introduced by legendary musician Henry Kaiser, at the 7:00 show, and will discuss his friendship with Zatoichi star Shintaro Katsu and director Kihachi Okamoto.

Wednesday-Thursday, Dec. 21-22

ZATOICHI ON THE ROAD Shintaro Katsu returns as the blind swordsman. (3:00), 7:00
and KILL! (1968) Tatsuya Nakadai in Kihachi Okamoto’s dizzyingly fast paced mixture of black comedy, action, and social commentary. (12:45), 4:45, 8:45

BALBOA THEATRE
3630 Balboa Street at 37th Avenue.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 221-8184
http://www.BalboaMovies.com

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