Hara-Kiri

Ebizo Stars in Miike ‘Seppuku’ Remake

Hara-KiriWay back in March 2010, I posted about the amazing Ichikawa Ebizo as the Kabuki actor returned to London to perform ‘‘Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura’’ (Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees) at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre which ran for a short time in June of the same year. Well this time, Ebizo moves to a Silver Screen performance as he teams up with Cult Director Takashi Miike for the remake of the 1962 film Seppuku, retitled Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai. The film was presented at Cannes but was beaten in the Palme d’Or by Terrence Malick’s ‘The Tree of Life’.
The film will reach Japanese theatres at some point in the Autumn and with Miike’s recent ‘13 Assassins‘ hitting UK theatres about now (even though it was a Japanese TV production), there’s hope that we will see this latest effort at our Multiplex’s too.

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai also stars Koji Yakusho, Hikari Mitsushima and Eita. Check out the official Japanese site for more…

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