Michael ‘MPsy’ here…
Fans of Takashi Miike have something to look forward to in the form of the new trailer for his film remake of ‘Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai’. Director of ’13 Assassins’ has remade the 1964 Masaki Kobayashi film about the tale of an elder, proverty-stricken samurai who makes his way to his feudal lord’s home to commit an honorable suicide. The new film stars Koji Yakusho (13 Assassins), Eita (Azumi), and Hikari Mitsushima. It will be available on VOD on July 18th and will have a 3D theatrcal release in Los Angeles and New York starting July 20th. Check out the trailer to the film with the tagline of ‘Love. Honor. Revenge’ below!
The official synopsis for Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai;
From visionary auteur Takashi Miike (13 ASSASSINS) comes the story of a mysterious samurai who arrives at the doorstep of his feudal lord, requesting an honorable death by ritual suicide in his courtyard. The lord threatens him with the brutal tale of Motome, a desperate young ronin who made a similar request with ulterior motives, only to meet a grisly end. Undaunted, the samurai begins to tell a story of his own, with an ending no one could see coming. With stunning cinematography and gripping performances, HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI is a thrilling exploration of revenge, honor, and individuality in the face of oppressive power.