Takashi Miike’s HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI Gets US Release
HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI (一命, Ichimei, 2011), director Takashi Miike’s (AUDITION, 13 ASSASSINS) remake of Masaki Kobayashi’s cult classic HARAKIRI (切腹, Seppuku, 1962), is now available in the United States from distributor Tribeca Film.
The film was released nationwide on VOD July 18th and begins a limited theatrical run on July 20th.
In HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI, a mysterious samurai arrives at the doorstep of his feudal lord, requesting an honorable death by ritual suicide in his courtyard. The lord threatens him with the brutal tale of Motome, a desperate young ronin who made a similar request with ulterior motives, only to meet a grisly end. Undaunted, the samurai begins to tell a story of his own, with an ending no one could see coming. With stunning cinematography and gripping performances, HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI is a thrilling exploration of revenge, honor, and individuality in the face of oppressive power.
HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI
In Japanese with English subtitles
Director: Takashi Miike
Screenwriter: Takashi Miike
Primary Cast: Ebizo Ichikawa, Eita, Hikari Mitsushima, Naoto Takenaka, Munetaka Aoki, Takashi Sasano, Baijaku Nakamura, Koji Yakusho
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For more information on HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI, please see the previous coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- Takashi Miike’s HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI Gets UK Release in May
- HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI Trailer
- HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI 3D Press Notes