Daibutsu, Kamakura

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

Monday, October 24, 2011

Takashi Miike's Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

Takashi Miike has remade one of the greatest samurai films of them all, Hara Kiri. The original is my favorite samurai film of the over 100 I've seen which include Seven Samurai, Ran and others. The brilliant Tatsuya Nakadai stars in the original so I am very curious how well Miike did in remaking this masterpiece, especially since he has chosen to make this film in 3D.

7 comments:

  1. Looks good and will have to check it out! Thanks for the recommendation :)

    Japan Australia

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  2. Anonymous5:40 AM

    love the traditionals :)
    Kai

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  3. Anonymous5:25 PM

    I saw this movie.
    It was the most painful movie in my life...

    Everyone should watch to think about what is the bushi dou,,,

    Ku no ichi

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  4. Did you see the original? The original is definitely shocking.

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  5. Anonymous11:29 PM

    Not yet.
    But,I was realy impressed with their emotions.
    (3D didn't have much effect.)

    I don't agree to this english title "harakiri".
    It's so cheap!
    The theme of this film is just "ichi mei(the japanese title)",isn't it?

    Ku no ichi

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  6. Hey Jon!
    Have you seen Oba: The Last Samurai yet? I just discovered it the other day while at Mitsuwa in the DVD New release section.

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  7. No, I have not heard of that one. I will check it out.

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