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Zatoichi The Outlaw
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

This was the first of the Zato series to come under the banner of Katsu Productions. Katsu-san sings the Zatoichi-theme for the first time. This is also an unusual film in that it makes a social statement in favour of non-violence and cooperative business being superior than the traditional models. Watch for the hero to be carried triumphantly to the showdown by the villagers.

Doctor Syn
Doctor Syn (1937)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Not nearly as good a script as Disney's version. Arliss is good as the kindly vicar who is publicly tight-lipped on any subject except meeting, and giving last rights, to a famous pirate. Of course, several of the villagers know all about his night life, but they wouldn't dare breathe a word. Set in the mid-1700's, this story shows that many Brits weren't treated any better than the Colonies. Filled with imposing soldiers, taxmen, smugglers, and a mysterious orphan, now grown into a desirable woman, whose past holds the key to many secrets.

Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

This abridged version was edited down from the 3 part miniseries shown by Disney on TV. Mostly they edited out secondary plot lines - which leaves a choppy interpretation of the aforementioned classic. Both versions are usually available in a 2 disc set, along with a documentary.

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (San daikaijū: Chikyū saidai no kessen)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Adequate outing with a welcome return of Rodan. A nice touch that the underlying story was about Japan trying to protect the rightful heir of another Asian nation.

That Brennan Girl
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A gem of it's time, which could easily be remade today.
Society-savvy gal manages to become a war widow & mother, but without the guiding influence of her farm-raised hubby she soon goes astray - and pays personal penalties.