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As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.
An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine - ... See full summary »
In 1844, the peace of Feudal Japan is threatened by cruel Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira, who is politically rising and getting closer to his half-brother, the shogun. After the harakiri of the Namiya clan leader, samurai Shinzaemon Shimada is summoned by the shogun's advisor Sir Doi of the Akashi Clan to listen to the tragedy of Makino Uneme, whose son and daughter-in-law have been murdered by Naritsugu. Then Sir Doi shows a woman with arms, legs and tongue severed by Naritsugu and she writes with her forearm a request to Shinza to slaughter Naritsugu and his samurai. Shinza promises to kill Naritsugu and he gathers eleven other samurais and plots a plan to attack Naritsugu in his trip back to the Akashi land. But the cunning samurai Hanbei Kitou that is responsible for the security of his master foresees Shinza's intent. Shinza decides to go with his samurai through the mountain, where they find the hunter Koyata that guides them off the mountain and joins the group. Now the thirteen men... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Matsudaira Naritsugu was a real historical figure. He lived from 1811 to 1835. He was lord of the area called Akashi which is nowadays in the Kansai area of Japan. See more »
Who are you? You're no samurai.
So what? Do only samurai matter in this world? I thought samurai would be fun but you bore me. You're useless, even more useless in great numbers.
Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira:
This man speaks the truth. His reward is my short sword.
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Having been furious at American cinema for releasing some garbage over
the past few years, I have purely focused on international cinema and
more so Asian cinema. You would be hard pressed finding better films
than what South Korea has to offer. Unless you stumble across 13
Assassins. My god, what an experience. And that is exactly what it is,
an experience. Exactly what cinema is meant to be. I will not spoil any
part of this film other than saying, if you are sick and tired of the
same old melodramatic, over hyped, under performed, over budgeted,
egotistical, run of the mil ho hum doldrum from modern day cinema, then
you must (and I mean must) see 13 Assassins. This film is a solid entry
from Takashi Miike. His previous films were everything from outstanding
to bizarre, but this film speaks volumes. It is a film reminiscent of 7
Samurai, brilliantly executed. Takashi Miike has certainly matured in
his vision, bringing to the screen an instant classic. Tell your
people, friends, family, scream it from the rooftops.....13 Assassins
is brilliant! Now, how long will it take Hollywood to bastardize this
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