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CastMikijiro Hira, Koji Yakusho, Yusuke Iseya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ikki Sawamura, Takayuki Yamada, GorĂ´ Inagaki, Masachika Ichimura, Hiroki Matsukata, Arata Furuta
DirectorTakashi Miike
Genre:  Action
Release Date:  25 September 2010 (Japan)
MPAA Rating:  R
Screen WriterDaisuke Tengan, Kaneo Ikegami
Runtime:  141 min
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review by . May 16, 2011
posted in ASIANatomy
Takashi Miike's Remake of The 1963 Samurai Classic Film is Spectacular!!
Sometimes it is hard to get access to the San Francisco International Film Festival, but I made a supreme effort to do so since this year, it is including one of my favorite film genres. Those who know me know that I am a huge fan of samurai films; both modern and classic ones. I am also a fan of Japanese director Takashi Miike, the acclaimed director of “Audition”, “Gozu” and “Ichi The Killer”. Miike is one of Quentin Tarantino’s favorite directors that …
review by . February 26, 2012
It’s the old, old story…a small group of men we come to know are willing to die for a noble cause, and die they do, fighting against the odds, sacrificing themselves for honor and justice. Just as we probably wouldn’t do. They still make us tear up. Takashi Miike’s 13 Assassins owes much to the story of the 47 ronin. The story still works, whether it’s the 47 ronin, those seven samurai or Robert Taylor and his 13 buddies on Bataan.       Look …
review by . August 22, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****     You can't have an epic battle sequence accounting for more than twenty minutes of a film's running-time if you don't have believable characters built up and a story to tell, or better yet, one that was told in the moments before the grand finale. Takashi Miike's "13 Assassins" has a great prolonged action sequence that sends the film on its merry way, but the big surprise that I was greeted with was what came attached and before.    I …
review by . June 29, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
15 - 141mins - Action/Adventure/Drama - 6th May 2011   Being the film buff that I like to pretend I am, I am still yet to see Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai- a work that has supposedly spawned many films since and is widely regarded as one of the first films to introduce plot structures such as recruiting a group of characters to to accomplish a specific goal and having a main hero undertake a task unrelated to the main plot. 13 Assassins leans on this movie which it has clearly been …
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