Daibutsu, Kamakura

Daibutsu, Kamakura
Daibutsu in Kamakura, June 2010. There were thousands of school kids visiting that day. It was still great fun.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

13 Assassins

Here is the trailer for the AWESOME looking 13 Assassins that is now playing in the United States. Here is a listing of where it is showing. 13 Assassins is a remake of the original 1963 film and is directed by Takashi Miike. Miike also directed such famous films as Sukiyaki Western: Django, Ichi The Killer, and Yakuza Demon. Although a remake, this film has been getting some very good reviews, apparently the sword fighting and battle scenes are very impressive and violent. The director clearly wanted to give the feeling of the reality and horror of the actual combat, just like was done in the movie Saving Private Ryan. This is showing in Los Angeles so I will make every attempt I can to see this incredible looking samurai film.





10 comments:

  1. doubt this will ever come to Jamaica but I must see it!

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  2. Someone I know at the Samurai Archives watched it on his PC from the iTunes store.

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  3. Anonymous1:34 PM

    http://myasiancinema.com/j-movie-13-assassins-2010/

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  4. Thank you Anonymous for the 13 Assassins link.

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  5. One of the better films I have seen in a long time.

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  6. I definitely have to see this. It's playing here in Los Angeles so I will try maybe next week.

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  7. This looks hot! Now how did I miss this one?

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  8. I'm hearing from more people I know who have seen it and they all say it's incredible and really respects the original and classic samurai film in general. I will try and see it Friday if it's still playing here in LA.

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  9. Jon, It will be almost impossible to find this with English subtitles here in Japan.

    Luckily, i have a U.S. iTunes account :-)
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/13-assassins/id426355316

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  10. I thought that might be the case. Someone else I know watched it through their iTunes also.

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