The new trailer for Takashi Miike’s Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai has landed. The 13 Assassins’ director has remade the 1964 Masaki Kobayashi original, which tells the tale of an elder, poverty-stricken samurai who goes to his feudal lord’s home to commit an honorable suicide. Things take an unexpected turn when the fate of the samurai’s son-in-law is discovered. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai stars Koji Yakusho (13 Assassins), Eita (Azumi) and Hikari Mitsushima. The Tribeca film is available on VOD staring July 18th, with a 3D theatrical release in New York and LA starting July 20th. Hit the jump to check out the trailer for Miike’s Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai.
We’ve been sent four exclusive images from Takashi Miike’s new film 13 Assassins. The movie takes place in feudal Japan and centers on a group of assassins who come together to kill an evil lord. While Miike is (in)famous for his brutal and graphic films like Audition and Ichi the Killer, I’ve spoken to people who have seen 13 Assassins and been told it’s far more accessible and not in the “Would You Like Nightmares Forever?” realm of his more famous films.
Hit the jump to check out the images. 13 Assassins stars Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, and Yûsuke Iseya. The film is currently available via Video-on-Demand. It opens in theaters in limited release on April 29th.