Full Trailer For Miike's HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI
The first 3D film ever screened in official selection in Cannes, Takashi Miike's Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai (Ichimei) proved to be divisive among audiences. A remake of Masaki Kobayashi's 1962 picture, the film moved much more slowly than audiences were expecting and those hoping for another epic samurai battle from Miike - who had just delivered exactly that with 13 Assassins - were left disappointed.
But with the film now edging up on a theatrical release in Japan we get our chance at a longer look at it. A full trailer has now followed the previous teaser and can be seen below. Once again it is obvious that Miike is taking the craftsmanship on his samurai pictures very, very seriously as every shot is carefully and flawlessly composed. It's beautiful stuff.