Takeshi Kitano's first period piece, Zatoichi, will be released in Japan this autumn (which usually means it will arrive at Danish shores in about three years, if ever...). A quick google will tell you that Kitano (now with blond hair!) stars as the cult figure Zatoichi, a blind masseur and gambler who is also a master swordsman. So it's a new ballgame for the master director/actor, and it will be exciting-ahhh to watch (...if ever...).
Zatoichi Movie Homepage, Trailer [Thanks Stu!]
A couple of film posters