New, bloody as all get-out UK trailer for Takashi Miike’s “13 Assassins”. The prolific Japanese director looks to be in fine form, as he sends 13 assassins out to kill a murdering, raping Lord in feudal Japan. Much fun is had by all. Except the 400 or so bodyguards the lord has at his disposal, that is. Yeah, it’s that kind of a mission, and it’s that kind of a movie from the unpredictable Miike.
Cult director Takeshi Miike delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan’s feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.
Starring Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada and Yûsuke Iseya.
“13 Assassins” opens May 6, 2011 in UK theaters and April 29, 2011 Stateside. But if you can’t wait to get to the bloodletting, the film is now available via On Demand. Check your local providers.