Wednesday, August 10, 2011

13 Assassins

Director: Takashi Miike

Starring: Goro Inagaki, Koji Yakusho

A remake of a 1963 film, "13 Assassins" set in the mid-19th century Feudal Japan. 13 samurai warriors pit their wit and fighting talent against the sadistic Lord Naritsugu (Goro Inagaki) and his loyal forces. What you get is the most brutal, physical, artistic and exhaustive fight sequences ever choreographed on film. Set in in 1844, tyrant Naritsugu abuses the powers that come with advising the Shogun. Realizing something must be done to end this oppressor’s reign, veteran samurai Shinzaemon (Koji Yakusho) recruits 12 warriors of different backgrounds and plots a political assassination. Look out for or be warned of the film’s awe-inspiring violent climax.

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