Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai Gets UK Theatrical Release Today

Revolver Entertainment is releasing Takashi Miike’s remake of Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai in cinemas today and here is the UK trailer.

Takashi Miike, director of Audition, followed up his remake of 13 Assassins with another remake only this time it was the cult classic made by Masaki Kobayashi in 1962. It premiered at last year’s Cannes Film Festival where it competed for the Palme d’Or. It stars Hikari Mitsushima (Sawako Decides), Koji Yakusho (Cure), Eita (Monsters Club), and Kabuki actor Ebizo Ichikawa.

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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai UK Release Details

I have some great news for anybody interested in Japanese films and the work of Takashi Miike (Audition, 13 Assassins): Revolver Entertainment is releasing Miike’s version of Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai in cinemas on the 4th of May and on DVD and Blu-ray on the 7th of May.

Hara Kiri DVD Cover

This is a remake of the cult classic made by Masaki Kobayashi in 1962. Miike’s version got its premiere at last year’s Cannes Film Festival where it competed for the Palme d’Or. Reviews largely dismissed the 3D but praised the story and action.Hara Kiri Action Scene 4

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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, Twixt, Resurrect Dead, A Letter to Momo, From up on Poppy Hill Trailers

Hello once again audience. A nice selection of trailers here that range across my favourite things, gothic mysteries and Japan. But before we get into them a little request…

If you have yet to see Studio Ghibli’s Arrietty in the cinema then please do because it is wonderful. Check for my review on Monday!

HaraKiri: Death of a Samurai

Release date: October (Japan)
Running time: N/A
Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Ebizo Ichikawa, Hikari Mitsushima, Koji Yakusho, Eita

 After devouring the awesome 13 Assassins I have been Takashi Miike’s latest film which is a 3D remake of Masaki Kobayashi’s 1962 Hara-Kiri. Here’s the full trailer.

Seeking an honorable end, poverty-stricken samurai Hanshiro requests to commit hara-kiri in the courtyard of feudal lord Kageyu’s estate. Trying to dismiss Hanshiro’s wish to save face, Kageyu recounts the tragic story of a similar plea years ago from young ronin Motome. But the arrogant lord is unaware of vengeful Hanshiro’s bond to Motome…

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