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Movie Details

Title:   Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Director:   Jim Jarmusch
Year:   1999
Genre:   Samurai
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   12.10.20

Other Movies Seen By This Director (3)
- Broken Flowers
- Dead Man
- Only Lovers Left Alive

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
12.10.20Blu-rayThis Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2020
Roll: 16

Sweet! Not only have I seen this before but I just bought this blu during the last 50%-off sale. I believe I've only seen this once and that was way back when it was released, but I have fond memories, listened to the soundtrack a bunch, and have since seen a bunch of movies where the actors playing gangsters here were much more tough and less funny, so I'm really ready to see an easy-to-watch good movie right now and this totally fits the bill. See you on the other side.

It's born-born, young lord, raise your swords.

Loved it this time around, being able to enjoy the moments and not have to worry about plot (however little there is). In comparison to Tenet, this movie features a French-speaking character who you don't really need subtitles for since Ghost Dog doesn't understand him either. Of course, there's not some dense plot with sci-fi elements and global espionage going on either... just some dinosaur gangsters clashing against an even older code. Some of the gangster scenes are legit very funny. The music's great, the vibe is super unique and interesting. There's no other gangster film like it, no other samurai film like it, and no other hitman film like it (although The Professional comes close).

There's even a pre-The Wire Marlo sighting at one point, which was surprising and cool.

Funny how I don't have as much to say about the movies I like. Granted, I've also sat with the memory of this one for 20 years so it's pretty well ingested.

Ok. It's 2am. The die has been downgraded to a d12. Let's give this sucker one more roll and hope it's not a 4-hour film like Che that one year.
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