I love a good martial arts film, and here's the trailer to a solid looking new samurai drama called Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai. It comes from Japanese director Takashi Miike who recently directed the film 13 Assassins, which was pretty damn good. This latest film is a remake of Masaki Kobayashi’s 1962 film called Harakiri. Unfortunatley, as good as it looks, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai is not getting very good reviews on the festival circuit. I like these kinds of movies though, so I think I might end up enjoying it. I guess we'll see!
Here's the Synopsis:
A mysterious samurai 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. The latest film from visionary auteur Takashi Miike (13 ASSASSINS), HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI is a thrilling exploration of revenge, honor, and individuality in the face of oppressive power.
The film will be available On Demand July 18, in theaters July 20th. Watch the trailer and let us know if this is something you'll be wanting to check out.