Primary Image

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 Play.com exclusive.

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

image

We need your help

Running a website like The Digital Fix - especially one with over 20 years of content and an active community - costs lots of money and we need your help. As advertising income for independent sites continues to contract we are looking at other ways of supporting the site hosting and paying for content.

You can help us by using the links on The Digital Fix to buy your films, games and music and we ask that you try to avoid blocking our ads if you can. You can also help directly for just a few pennies per day via our Patreon - and you can even pay to have ads removed from the site entirely.

Click here to find out more about our Patreon and how you can help us.

Did you enjoy the article above? If so please help us by sharing it to your social networks with the buttons below...

Latest Articles