Rating: 8.5 stars
Seen 1 time
Seen on: 06/01/2011
A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan’s feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.
Rated R | Length 141 minutes
Masachika Ichimura | Ittoku Kishibe | Koji Yakusho | Tsuyoshi Ihara | Yuma Ishigaki | Kazue Fukiishi | Ikki Sawamura | Yusuke Iseya | Takayuki Yamada | Sousuke Takaoka | Kôen Kondô | Takumi Saito | Mikijiro Hira | Mitsuki Tanimura | Ken Mitsuishi | Arata Furuta | Meguru Katô | Kazuki Namioka | Gorô Inagaki | Kôshirô Matsumoto | Hiroki Matsukata | Megumi Kagurazaka | Masaaki Uchino | Shinnosuke Abe | Masataka Kubota | Kazutoshi Yokoyama | Seiji Rokkaku
Now that Miike’s 13 Assassins (2010) is screening at the Music Box I knew I had to pay a visit to catch this on the big screen. And fortunately they did screen it in “theater one”. I missed this at Fantastic Fest last year because I opted to see Jeffrey Combs live performance of Nevermore. I don’t regret that decision as I knew I’d see 13 Assassins eventually. Thankful that I could see it in the theater as it definitely lives up the high praise. One of Miike’s best. Amazing film.