a flaming monkey - 2008-09-10 I remember this scene blew me away when I first saw it. The camera angles are so well done.
Randroid - 2008-09-11 Remember watching this scene in particular several times because of this.
mouser - 2008-09-10 What I dont like about these scenes is the splatter exaggeration. I would have lived with it had they been gushing from the neck or other major arteries but a belly slice doesn't seem like the gushers expressed in this scene.
That aside, it's a good scene.
robotkarateman - 2008-09-11 You're not alone. When this came out the thing people complained about almost as much as Beat Takeshi's blond hair was the CG blood. I really liked the movie, but it was a shock for some fans to see the normally schlocky character portrayed in an actiony blood fest.
zatojones - 2008-09-11 My favorite guy in all Zatoichi movies is the one who despite watching dozen of his yakuza brothers get ripped apart still makes a halfhearted charge into battle. Everyone knows he's just going to provide Zatoichi or the pissed off ronin a nice opportunity to show off his ability to creatively hand a dude his ass.