UK Trailer for Takashi Miike’s 13 Assassins

If you check back on my movies to watch in 2011, Submarine and Takashi Miike’s 13 Assassins were there. Submarine was brilliant and I am amped up for 13 Assassins and well here’s the UK Trailer Takashi Miike’s latest:

British film distributor Artificial Eye has released a trailer for the theatrical release of Takashi Miike’s ’13 Assassins’ which is due out on the 6th of May.

The film won four technical awards at the 34th Japan Academy Prize (or the Japan Academy Awards) and has been warmly received on the international festival circuit. The film also represents an effort to a more traditional style of samurai revenge drama that echo some of the classics of the genre (including the original 1963 version).


It is 1844 and the country of Japan finds a rare moment of peace has descended. However, the possible rise to power of the depraved and psychopathic Lord Naritsugu, the Shogun’s younger brother, threatens to destroy that fragile peace and destroy the Shogunate. In an effort to preserve order, high ranking official Sir Doi calls upon the noble samurai Shinzaemon to assemble an elite group of samurai to carry out a daring ambush that may also be a suicide mission.



4 thoughts on “UK Trailer for Takashi Miike’s 13 Assassins

    1. After Audition, Takashi Miike could film paint dry and I’d watch it… Well, maybe not paint drying but his work is always far more interesting than most of the films in cinemas. He has also provided me with two of the most memorable film experiences I’ve had in any cinema – the first five minutes of Gozu and the insane last ten minutes of said film which made the surreal atmosphere experienced during the film all the sweeter as well as being a great denouement.

      Sion Sono’s latest film, Cold Fish is also coming out on the big screen so good times for cult film fans in the UK.

      1. Audition ranks very highly for myself also and is actually on my list of 100 favourite horror films of all time. I like Gozu very much also. It was one of the first few Japanese films I ever reviewed
        Miike has a huge list of films that I need to work my way through. I’ve seen a half dozen of his films and I’ve yet to be disappointed.

        I actually caught Cold Fish at the Vancouver Film Festival last year and loved it. The only other Sono film I’ve seen thus far is Suicide Club. Really looking forward to checking out his films Noriko’s Dinner Table and Strange Circus. I will definitely be re-watching Cold Fish. Hope they include some worthy special features on the DVD.

      2. Your review of Gozu was good. I found Gozu absolutely surreal and strange the first time round. I agree about the film requiring multiple viewings to form an interpretation. Half the audience in the cinema I was in gave up and left before the ending which is just inspired weirdness. On the flip-side, Audition is a perfectly formed gem and I have yet to meet somebody who isn’t a fan of The Happiness of the Katakuris after one viewing.

        Your recommendation of Cold Fish has sold it to me. I need to track down the nearest cinema screening it. Sion Sono’s Love Exposure is another film to watch which reminds me… I really need to review that.

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