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'Blind Swordsman' Introduces Zatoichi to U.S.

The Blind Swordsman resurrects Japan's most famous samurai, the legendary Zatoichi. Miramax is distributing the movie in the United States. NPR's Bob Mondello offers a review.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.