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13 Assassins (2010) More at IMDbPro »Jûsan-nin no shikaku (original title)

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13 Assassins -- In this thrilling samurai film, 13 warriors join forces to kill an evil tyrant pushing a nation to the brink of war. Facing suicidal odds, they must take on his deadly army in an epic fight to the death.
13 Assassins -- A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.
13 Assassins -- 13 Assassins -- "Total Massacre"
13 Assassins -- Cult director Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Audition) delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan’s feudal era. 13 Assassins is centered around a group of elite samurai who are secretly enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord.


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Kaneo Ikegami (based on a screenplay by)
Daisuke Tengan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 September 2010 (Japan) See more »
A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Takashi Miike 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kaneo Ikegami  based on a screenplay by
Daisuke Tengan  screenplay

Produced by
Takashi Hirajô .... executive producer
Minami Ichikawa .... producer
Hiroaki Kitano .... co-executive producer
Tomoko Machida .... co-executive producer
Shigeji Maeda .... producer
Toshiaki Nakazawa .... executive producer
Toshiyasu Ohmiya .... co-executive producer
Takahiro Ohno .... producer
Yûji Shimamoto .... co-executive producer
Yoshishige Shimatani .... co-executive producer (as Yoshinari Shimatani)
Tôichirô Shiraishi .... producer
Kazuomi Susaki .... co-producer
Jeremy Thomas .... executive producer
Michio Uematsu .... co-executive producer
Hisashi Usui .... co-producer
Michihiko Yanagisawa .... producer
Kagami Yoshida .... co-executive producer
Kôji Yoshida .... producer
Yutaka Ônishi .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Kôji Endô 
Cinematography by
Nobuyasu Kita (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Kenji Yamashita 
Production Design by
Yuji Hayashida 
Costume Design by
Kazuhiro Sawataishi 
Production Management
Shin'ya Zenda .... production manager
Art Department
Isao Tsuge .... art director: characters
Sound Department
Daniel Cabrera Majada .... spanish sap mixer
Jun Nakamura .... sound recordist
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects
Daniel Cabrera Majada .... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Natsuko Watanabe .... compositor
Keiji Tsujii .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Yoshimi Watabe .... gaffer
Casting Department
Emi Fukuda .... casting coordinator
Other crew
Chiara Gelardin .... for HanWay Films
Paul Hillier .... insurance
Alainée Kent .... development executive: Recorded Picture Company
Jonathan Lynch-Staunton .... for HanWay Films
Richard Mansell .... business and legal affairs: Recorded Picture Company
Peter Watson .... managing director: Recorded Picture Company
Fabien Westerhoff .... worldwide sales: Hanway Films
Jorge Lima .... assistant publicist: international (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Jûsan-nin no shikaku" - Japan (original title)
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Rated R for sequences of bloody violence, some disturbing images and brief nudity
141 min | 126 min (International version)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Actor Kôji Yakusho and Gorô Inagaki also played as opponents in Warai No Daigaku (University of Laughs, 2004).See more »
Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira:[after being stabbed by Shinzaemon Shimada's sword] It hurts.See more »
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111 out of 149 people found the following review useful.
Thundering Shogun!, 4 October 2010
Author: armandcbris from Canada

This film was a dark-edged delight from beginning to end when I saw it at the 2010 edition of TIFF. The audience there loved it too, breaking out into spontaneous applause during several scenes.

Solid direction by Miike, great characters, beautifully shot and simply some of the best and most intense action sequences put on film - ever! It does have it's obvious influences, such as Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai", but damn, this one kicks ass mightily! You've never seen Shogun like this! And something else to point out: the sound on this film was thundering, shaking and stellar! THIS is the kind of film that reminds us why we go to a movie theatre to enjoy a film on a big screen, why we turn off our cell phones and immerse ourselves in the experience of cinema-going, as opposed to staying home on our couches.

I'll go see it again on the big screen when it hopefully returns to town - you can bet on that!

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