13 Assassins

13 Assassins

Koji Yakusho
Director: Takashi Miike Cast: Koji Yakusho
Koji Yakusho
, Takayuki Yamada
Takayuki Yamada
, Yusuke Iseya
Yusuke Iseya
Takashi Miike

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Overview

Based on actual events that served as the inspiration for the 1963 film of the same name, Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins follows a group of noble samurai as they seek to slay a tyrannical, politically connected lord before he seizes control of the entire country. Japan, 1844: as the era of the samurai winds to a close, a sadistic young lord uses his powerful political ties to commit heinous atrocities against the common people. Recognizing the dangers to both his country and its citizens should the lord manage to gain any more power, a concerned government official secretly recruits 13 of the most skilled swordsmen he can find to defeat the evil lord once and for all. But reaching their target won't be easy, because the elusive lord is constantly flanked by legions of fearless bodyguards. Realizing that the bodyguards would decimate his modest task force in a traditional battle, the assassins' leader (Koji Yakusho) lays an ingenious trap that will give his men the upper hand, and waits patiently for their prey to take the bait.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/05/2011
UPC: 0876964003933
Original Release: 2010
Rating: R
Source: Magnolia
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:05:00
Sales rank: 2,540

Special Features

Closed Caption; Interview with director Takashi Miike; Deleted scenes; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Koji Yakusho Shinzaemon Shimada
Takayuki Yamada Shinrokuro (Shinzaemon's Nephew)
Yusuke Iseya Koyata (13th Assassin from the Forest)
Goro Inagaki Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira
Masachika Ichimura Hanbei Kitou (Naritsugu's Head Samurai)
Mikijiro Hira Sir Doi (Top Shogun Official)
Hiroki Matsukata Kuranaga
Ikki Sawamura Mitsuhashi
Arata Furuta Sahara (Samurai Who Requests Payment)
Tsuyoshi Ihara Hirayama (Shinzaemon's Apprentice)
Masataka Kubota Ogura (The Youngest Samurai)
Sousuke Takaoka Hioki (Kuranaga's Subordinate)
Seiji Rokkaku Otake (Kuranaga's Subordinate)
Koen Kondo Horii (Mitsuhashi's Subordinate)
Yuma Ishigaki Higuchi (Mitsuhashi's Subordinate)
Kazuki Namioka Ishizuka
Kazue Fukiishi Tsuya/Upashi (Shinrokuro's Wife/Koyata's Lover
Koshiro Matsumoto Yukie Makino (Lord Owari's Subject)
Mitsuki Tanimura Chise Makino (Uneme's Wife)
Takumi Saito Uneme Makino
Shinnosuke Abe Genshiro Deguchi (Servant Who Fetches Visitor List)
Masaaki Uchino Zusho Mamiya (Akashi Elder Who Commits Hara-Kiri)
Ken Mitsuishi Asakawa (Naritsugu's Henchman)
Ittoku Kishibe Actor

Technical Credits
Takashi Miike Director
Koji Endo Score Composer
Yuji Hayashida Art Director
Takashi Hirajo Executive Producer
Minami Ichikawa Producer
Shoichiro Ikemiya Original Story
Nobuyasu Kita Cinematographer
Shigeji Maeda Producer
Toshiaki Nakazawa Executive Producer
Takahiro Ohno Producer
Kazuhiro Sawataishi Costumes/Costume Designer
Toichiro Shiraishi Producer
Kazuomi Suzaki Co-producer
Daisuke Tengan Screenwriter
Jeremy Thomas Executive Producer
Michihiko Umezawa Producer
Hisashi Usui Co-producer
Kenji Yamashita Editor
Hirotsugu Yoshida Producer
Shinya Zenda Production Manager

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- 13 Assassins
1. Harakiri [5:13]
2. Murder [11:55]
3. The Way [11:26]
4. Gambling [20:22]
5. Henchmen [5:33]
6. Guide [10:53]
7. Town of Death [6:39]
8. Arrival [9:46]
9. Total Massacre [14:42]
10. The Age of War [7:47]
11. Duel [16:33]
12. Credits [4:07]

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