Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011) Trailer ft. Ebizô Ichikawa, Eita and Hikari Mitsushima
Release Date: 8 October 2011 (Japan)
Director: Takashi Miike
Writers: Yasuhiko Takiguchi (based on the novel by), Kikumi Yamagishi (screenplay), and 2 more credits »
Stars: Ebizô Ichikawa, Eita and Hikari Mitsushima
Plot Keywords: 3 D | One Word Title | Jidai Geki | 3 Dimensional | Based On Novel
Takashi Miike is best known for his hyper-explicit button-pushing films like Ichi the Killer, Audition and Visitor Q, but he has dabbled in just about every possible film genre. Lately he’s been in ‘stately samurai’ mode. His film 13 Assassins has been available on iTunes for a few weeks and opens in some theaters today. (And is very, very good.)
His next, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai is a 3D film, and will premiere at Cannes in just a couple weeks. The teaser trailer for that one is out now, and it looks just as good as 13 Assassins, if in a slightly different way.