One-Sheet and a Few Details Regarding Takashi Miike’s Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai


Although Japanese director Takashi Miike has slowly moved away from his ultra-violent low-budget roots, the guy is still churning out movies like you wouldn’t believe. “Hara-Kiri: Death a Samurai”, the prolific filmmaker’s next endeavor, is a remake of Masaki Kobayashi’s 1962 classic, will be presented in glorious 3D. Yes, that’s right — Miike is finally entering the wonky world of the third dimension. Insert audible sigh here. After the picture’s jaunt through the film festival circuit — including an official engagement at Cannes — it should arrive in Japanese theaters this October.

Here’s a brief synopsis:

The story takes place between 1619 and 1630 during the Edo period and the reign of the Tokugawa shogunate. It tells of a ronin, Hanshiro Tsugumo, who instead of committing seppuku (better known in the West by the colloquial term harakiri) after his lord was deposed, was ordered to stay alive in order to care for his daughter and grandson as well as his son-in-law, the son of another samurai who had committed the ritual suicide.

“Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai” stars Ebizo Ichikawa, Eita, Hikari Mitsushima, and Koji Yakusyo. Check out the one-sheet positioned below if you’re interested.

via Film Smash

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)
  • Vineland

    Oh my god that’s gonna be amazing. “Hara-Kiri” is a classic.

  • Avalon

    Takashi Miike in 3D and a samurai movie no less. Oh Hell yeah!

    • Dedpool

      AGREED! No Lose situation!