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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

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DVD Details

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 6 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: January 22, 2013
  • Originally Released: 2011
  • Label: New Video Group

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 4,447
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Miike brings a formal, elegant restraint to his usual flair for wild theatrics. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Jul 19, 2012
Rating: 3/4 -- A 3-D epic that, despite its title, is more of a soap opera than a swordplay thriller. Full Review
New York Post
Jul 20, 2012
...[Director Miike Takashi] is content showing himself a stylist that has understood what it takes to be a good genre filmmaker today... Full Review
Cinema Scope
Oct 9, 2017
Rating: 4/4 -- It's not about Bushido, it's about its representation. Full Review
Film Freak Central
Oct 19, 2012
Rating: 3/4 -- Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai reveals yet another facet of this always-unpredictable filmmaker: a flair for compassionate, humane melodrama.
Miami Herald
Sep 23, 2012
Rating: 4/5 -- It's an indelible picture of a cold-hearted ruling class that has allowed self-interest and hypocrisy to override its own humanity. Full Review
New York Daily News
Jul 19, 2012
A cinematic work of art, presenting a world in which humanity is banished in favour of the rituals of an ever-warring people Full Review
Urban Cinefile
Mar 15, 2013

Product Description:

From visionary auteur Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, Ichi the Killer) comes the story of a mysterious samurai who arrives at the doorstep of his feudal lord, requesting an honorable death by ritual suicide in his courtyard. The lord threatens him with the brutal tale of Motome, a desperate young ronin who made a similar request with ulterior motives, only to meet a grisly end. Undaunted, the samurai begins to tell a story of his own, with an ending no one could see coming. With stunning cinematography and gripping performances, HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI is a thrilling exploration of revenge, honor and individuality in the face of oppressive power.

Special Features
  • Geoffrey Gilmore, from Tribeca Film, Discusses HARA-KIRI, Presented by American Express

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 20,994
  • UPC: 767685280812
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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