Teaser Trailer for Takashi Miike’s Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

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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

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) beyondhollywood.com.
  • Vineland

    Can’t wait to see this.