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