After yesterday's announcement that Criterion would be bringing the 25-film Zatoichi series to Blu-ray this November I decided I would finally check a couple of them out as they had been sitting in my Hulu Plus queue for quite some time. I ended up watching the first two from 1962 -- The Tale of Zatoichi and The Tale of Zatoichi Continues. To no real surprise, I enjoyed them both and even posted on Twitter that The Wolverine would have been far better had it simply learned a little from The Tale of Zatoichi and just remade it.
I mention this because I'm hoping over the weekend I can watch a couple more. None of them are very long, running right around 90 minutes if not shorter and Hulu's current presentations are quite nice. If you're interested and don't yet have a Hulu account you can click here for a free two week trial.
Otherwise, I'll probably also watch Short Term 12, which I have a screener for and have heard very good things. How about you?