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Giveaway - Win a 13 Assassins miniature sword and Blu-ray copy of the film - Now Closed

25 September 2011 9:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

13 Assassins (Jûsan-nin no shikaku) sees director Takashi Miike, the man behind such uncompromising and unforgettable movies as Audition and Ichi The Killer indelibly stamping his trademark style on the Samurai genre with an ultra-violent, all-action, blood-spattered epic that is out now on DVD and Blu-ray.

Explore a world of clips, images, review links and much more at the official 13 Assassins fanhub, but what you won't get there though is the chance to win our 'money-can't-buy' prize of a 13 Assassins sword (okay, it's a letter opener sword but it comes in a natty box!) and a copy of the film on Blu-ray.

Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter the giveaway…

In the era of the Shogun, an evil young lord rapes and kills, assured of immunity by law. But he didn't count on the Thirteen Assassins. A feared secret force, each with their own deadly skill, »

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365 Days, 100 Films #19 - 13 Assassins (2010)

18 May 2011 11:38 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

13 Assassins (Jûsan-nin no shikaku), 2010.

Directed by Takashi Miike.

Starring Koji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada and Yuseke Iseya.

Synopsis:

Feudal Japan is in a time of peace, but the sadistic Lord Naritsugu is next in line for the Shogun’s rule. 12 samurai, and one scavenger, are under orders to assassinate Naritsugu to avoid such a political catastrophe.

You know what’s missing from cinema these days? Really good villains. I don’t mean, like, a ‘good’ villain as in a bad-guy who sees the errors of his ways (confusing word order: noted); I mean some detestable sonofabitch that you can’t wait to get their comeuppance. Films that are blessed with such antagonists can build their whole plot around their eventual, humiliating (hopefully bloody) demise. 13 Assassins does so masterfully.

There’s a cheap trick in storytelling called ‘kicking the puppy’. It’s where you have your bad guy commit a bad deed »

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13 Assassins review

5 May 2011 8:46 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Relentlessly prolific filmmaker Takashi Miike turns his hand to the period samurai genre with 13 Assassins. Here’s Nick’s review…

Takashi Miike is a difficult director to pin down. Most famous for his seminal horror, Audition, and his ultra-violent black comedy thriller, Ichi The Killer, he's also directed another eighty-odd films, and regularly churns out three or four a year. This is a man who seemingly makes films for fun, across a wide range of genres, and at a phenomenal rate, yet has attained a status in the West as this uncompromising auteur who's at the forefront of extreme Asian cinema.

So, when news came through that he was going to be tackling a period samurai film, a remake of the 1963 film, Jûsan-nin no shikaku, people were excited. Rightly so, as it turns out, as 13 Assassins is an absolute blast.

While those looking for ultra-violent thrills on a level Miike »

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HeyUGuys World Cinema Trailer Park – Week Ending Sunday 8th May

3 May 2011 9:45 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

HeyUGuys brings you the latest in World Cinema film trailers in association with Film Dates UK.

Each week we’ll be showcasing some of most anticipated foreign releases as well as highlighting a few hidden gems which may have fallen off your radar. It’s no surprise that Hollywood has turned to World Cinema for inspiration in recent years with the number of remakes getting more and more popular.

Whilst it remains to be seen how many of these remakes go on to succeed or stay true to their original story counterparts, we decided it was high-time we turned the spotlight onto the next wave of foreign films to grace our screens.

This week we have 2 new trailers for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

 

13 Assassins (Jûsan-nin no shikaku) UK Cinema Release Date: Friday 6th May 2011

Synopsis: A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord. »

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Reptiles and Samurai

28 April 2011 8:12 PM, PDT | GetTheBigPicture.net | See recent Get The Big Picture news »

It might have something to do with the fact that I'm hip deep in the novel Shogun right now, but 13 Assassins is at the top of my watch list.  13 Assassins, remake of the 1963 film Jûsan-nin no shikaku (What?  Didn't know that?  Don't worry, IMDb barely remembers), looks to be one of the great action epics.  What is better than a a good ol' fashioned action epic?  One that is actually old fashion.  Director Takashi Miike has limited the CGI effects to few, if any.  Squibs, pyrotechnics, and corn syrup.  I'm sure it's a bit more sophisticated than that, but you get my point. »

- Jeremy Wynia

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Takashi Miike’s 13 Assassins: Review

20 April 2011 1:41 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Director: Takashi Miike. Review: Dan King. Miike directs a Samurai epic! Admittedly I had pretty much made up my mind about this film after reading the plot, and watching the annoyingly unrevealing trailer. I'm pleased to say that it didn't disappoint. The premise is simple - A former shogun advisor asks a retired Samurai, Shizaemon (Kôji Yakusho), to assassinate a sadistic (and heavily guarded) Lord with a thirst for torture and designs on war. Shizaemon recruits a group of fellow Samurai and a Ronin to achieve what seems to be a suicidal task. Taking control of a small village, and being joined by quirky bandit, they build their “town of death” and await the arrival of the Lord and his forces. A remake of the 1963 film Jûsan-nin no shikaku (Eiichi Kudo), Miike's film brings the Samurai epic kicking and screaming into the 21st century. While faithful to the original this »

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Movie Review - 13 Assassins (2010)

9 April 2011 1:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

13 Assassins (Jûsan-nin no shikaku), 2010.

Directed by Takashi Miike.

Starring Koji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada and Yuseke Iseya.

Synopsis:

The sadistic Lord Naritsugu, brother of the Shogun and therefore above the law, commits a string of atrocities across feudal Japan. The samurai Shinzaemon Shimada is hired to assassinate him, hiring a team of samurai assassins to assist him, ending in a final bloody showdown.

With some eighty films to his name, Takashi Miike is every bit the prolific director, hopping and mashing up genres to his hearts content. While Western audiences best know him for gruesome thrillers (Audition) and crime dramas (Dead or Alive) he's also dabbled in melodramas, period films and even (believe it or not) children's features. So it's with expert hands that Miike approaches 13 Assassins, a remake of the 1963 film of the same name.

Those expecting Miike's infamously violent scenes will not be disappointed, but it's not in an »

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Takashi Miike's acclaimed 13 Assasins gets an awesome Us trailer

28 March 2011 10:25 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Thirteen Assassins has basically been acclaimed across the board with rave reviews coming from everyone who's seen it. It's seriously been a while since I've seen such widespread love of a film and it really makes me want to catch up with this one. Marina certainly loved it when she saw it at Viff last year.

13 Assasins (Jûsan-nin no shikaku) is both written and directed by legendary Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike (Audition, Dead or Alive, Ichi the Killer, One Missed Call, 3 Extremes, Yatterman and God's Puzzle).

The film is being distributed by Magnet and is available VOD now!. It arrives in theaters April 29th.

Trailer after the break.

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Check This Out: Sweet Illustrated Poster for Miike's '13 Assassins'!

10 March 2011 10:07 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Hell yea, this looks frickin' sweet! I totally have to feature this awesome new illustrated poster that just hit on Cinematical for Japanese director Takashi Miike's latest crazy martial arts film 13 Assassins, which is getting a limited release this spring. I'm pretty sure we've featured a trailer for this before, but haven't seen an official Us trailer for it at all, unless we missed it somewhere. Anyway, Film School Rejects also recently debuted a cool poster for the upcoming Us release of Miike's remake of Eiichi Kudo's 1963 film, but I think this poster is actually making me interested in seeing it again. Can't go wrong with Takashi Miike, right?! Check out the awesome new illustrated poster for Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins as debuted by Cinematical: Thirteen assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord. Based on Eiichi Kudo's 1963 film. Thirteen Assassins, or Jûsan-nin no shikaku, »

- Alex Billington

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