The embedded clip is only 33 seconds long, but it’s pretty easy to see that Miike’s remake is going to be a stunner. Unless something goes horribly awry, “Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai” could be the prolific director’s most accomplished film to date. I’ll even forgive the fact that it’s presented in 3D. And that’s saying a lot, I think.
One plot synopsis coming up:
Taking over for Tatsuya Nakadai, who starred in the original version, Kabuki actor Ebizo Ichikawa plays a poverty-stricken samurai named Hanshiro Tsugumo who arrives at the manor of a feudal lord under the pretense of wanting to find a suitable place to commit seppuku. The lord sees this as a bluff, as many hard up samurai had made the same request in hopes of getting a hand-out. However, Tsugumo’s true motive is to complete the last part of his vengeance.
“Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai” is tentatively scheduled for release this October.
Via : Nippon Cinema