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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (UK) in May

Revolver Entertainment have announced the UK release of Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai on 7th May 2012. From Takashi Miike, this tale of vengeance set in 17th Century Japan is a remake of Masaki Kobayashi’s 1962 cult classic.

Poverty stricken samurai Hanshiro Tsukumo (Ebizo Ichikawa) requests to commit ritual suicide at the House of Ii, run by obstinate Lord - Kageyu Saito (Koji Yakusho), in a desperate attempt for a honourable end. In an effort to persuade Hanshiro to rethink his request, Kageyu tells the tragic story of a similar plea from young ronin Motome (Eita). Hanshiro is stunned by the horrifying details of Motome's fate, but insists on dying with honour. With his final breath, Hanshiro makes a last request which results in the shocking revelation of a bittersweet tale of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.

Released on DVD and Blu-ray, there are no extras.

Also note the Blu-ray appears to be a exclusive.

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai will also go on limited theatrical release from Friday 4th May.


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