Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)

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A tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.




  • Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
  • Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
  • Ebizô Ichikawa in Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
  • Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
  • Ebizô Ichikawa in Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
  • Takashi Miike in Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)

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8 March 2014 | Cactus737
| Great movie
I thought they did a wonderful job with this movie. They didn't sell out by making it all in English with American actors. They didn't go crazy making it a bloodbath just to get the younger viewers. The movie really gives you an insight into Japan's history and what life was like for these people. The atmosphere and story telling really draws you in. The acting is great especially one scene that had me cringing. There were a lot of parts where I was like whoa I didn't see that coming. I can understand those out there loyal to the original but you at least have to give the film makers of this remake credit. They stayed true to Japanese culture, they didn't get tom cruise or Keanu reeves to star in it. They didn't write it for the newer younger audience and make all the characters smart mouth kids. Unfortunately I haven't seen the original yet and I understand how those people might not like this one. I don't know how I would feel about a seven samurai remake? I think this movie was well done. It succeeded in telling a truly gripping story without going all modern on it and ruining it. I enjoyed it.

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Release Date:

20 July 2012



Country of Origin

Japan, UK

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,920 22 July 2012

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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