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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011) More at IMDbPro »Ichimei (original title)

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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai a.k.a. Ichimei

4 January 2013 2:52 PM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

To Remake Or Not To Remake, That Is The Question


Ichimei” or “Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai” is Takashi Miike‘s 2012 remake of the extraordinary 1962 classic “Seppuku” ( or “Harakiri“ ), that one directed by Masaki Kobayashi. If you feel like this might be a little too ambitious of a project for someone like Miike, fear not. His last project was “13 Assassins” ( which was reviewed right here on Amp ), a similar type of film with parallel themes and a striking resemblance in terms of visuals.



The story goes as follows: A ronin requests an audience with the regent of a powerful samurai clan. Once he is permitted to enter the grounds, the wandering warrior makes a startling demand: he requests the use of the clan’s courtyard in order to perform hara-kiri ( suicide by disembowelment ). Now, this is where the story gets even stranger…


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