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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (Ichimei)

3 Ratings: 4.0
A Film directed by Takashi Miike
4 reviews about Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (Ichimei)
review by . July 21, 2012
posted in ASIANatomy
An Exploration of Revenge, Indivuduality and Honor in the Face of an Oppressive Tradition
Most of my friends and those who have followed my reviews know how rare it is that I award a perfect score to a film be it an American or foreign film. Such an honor means that a film had truly made an impression on me and had given me an experience that I may never forget in cinema. The 1962 Japanese classic directed by Masaki Kobayashi “Seppuku” (aka. Hara-Kiri) is one such film that have earned such honor for me.      When I heard that it was being remade by the …
review by . January 19, 2013
      “Are You Satisfied?”       Takashi Miike.  It’s only two words – a name, actually – but that’s usually all it takes to get some folks’ attention.  That’s because if you’re familiar with the works of Takashi Miike, then you know what kind of a visual treat you have in store for you when you hear he’s releasing yet another film.  I’ve read many reviews that draw comparisons …
review by . July 21, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         True to current cinematic trends, Takashi Miike’s Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai has been released in 3D. There’s no real reason this process had to be applied to this particular film, given the fact that it isn’t a fantasy, an animated family film, an action extravaganza (contrary to what the title suggests), or part of any genre in which 3D would be accepted – or, at the very least, tolerated. The film is, by and large, …
Quick Tip by . July 16, 2012
posted in ASIANatomy
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After Takashi Miike’s  “13 Assassins”  which was an amazing remake of the 1960’s original, Miike is now poised to make another mark in a new era of chambara and Jidai geki films. Miike’s “Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai” is a remake of Masaki Kobayashi’s classic chambara black and white film “Hara-Kiri”.      I am both hopeful and excited, as well as scared to death that Kobayashi’s highly acclaimed, …
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