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.