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13 Assassins

To stop a tyrant from murdering and exploiting innocent civilians, 13 samurai warriors unite and prepare to assassinate the evildoer.

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This slam-bang remake of a 1963 feature by Eichi Kudo builds slowly, accumulating characters and themes, then explodes into a prolonged and masterful battle sequence inside a deserted town.

Cult director Takeshi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Audition) delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a wartorn future. --(c) Magnet Pictures

Director
Takashi Miike
Cast
Kôji YakushoTakayuki YamadaYûsuke IseyaIkki SawamuraArata FurutaSôsuke TakaokaKazuki NamiokaKôen KondôSeiji RokkakuGorô InagakiMasachika IchimuraMikijiro HiraHiroki MatsukataTsuyoshi Ihara
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Asian Action Movies, Action Thrillers, Foreign Action & Adventure, Japanese Movies
Country
Japan
Language
Japanese
Available
Nov 10 2014

This slam-bang remake of a 1963 feature by Eichi Kudo builds slowly, accumulating characters and themes, then explodes into a prolonged and masterful battle sequence inside a deserted town.