A fresh but reverent take on a classic samurai story from visionary auteur Takashi Miike (13 ASSASSINS), revenge, honor and disgrace collide in this tale of a samurai’s request to commit ritual suicide that leads to a tense showdown with his lord.
From visionary auteur Takashi Miike (13 ASSASSINS) 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. July 18 – Available on nationwide VOD (Cable On Demand, iTunes, Amazon, VUDU, Samsung Media Hub) July 20 – Opens in 3D (only in theaters) in New York and LA, with other select cities to follow. (Official Description)