Watch This: Hara Kiri

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September 7, 2013 by Laird

I’m a devotee of Takashi Miike’s horror and samurai films. After recently watching 13 Assassins and the quiet epic that is Hara Kiri, I’m convinced he’s got a bit of Kurosawa’s magic flowing through him to complement the De Palma and Hitchcock.

My pal John Langan described Hara Kiri as a Russian novel in regard to its tragic elements. Admirably restrained, beautifully shot, this is one that will be with me for a long time.

2 thoughts on “Watch This: Hara Kiri

  1. I did not become a devotee of Kurosawa until I heard Jackson Browne’s song “Sergio Leone” where he notes “what he stole from Kurosawa he bequeathed to Peckinpah”.

  2. Laird says:

    That’s a good line.

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