Takashi Miike is by far one of the best directors out of Japan when it comes to controversial, and unconventional films. This means that most of his films will either really disgust you, confuse you, and best of all, make you feel really uncomfortable (possibly even fucking up your head). The ones I’m referring to are Ichi the Killer, Visitor Q, Audition, and Gozu, are also fan favorites among his massive collection of films he has directed since 1991. Takashi now has over 80 titles under his name.
His latest release,13 Assassins doesn’t shy away from his traditional conventions, and Takashi truly delivers an epic samurai film. I’d even say the most ambitious one since Seven Samurai. 13 Assassins is now available on demand everywhere, and hits theatres tomorrow at the following locations listed just below.
About 13 Assassins
Cult Takeshi Miike delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan’s feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.
Playing at the following theatres on April 29th:
Santa Ana, CA: South Coast Village 3
West Los Angeles, CA: Nuart Theatre
New York, NY: IFC Center 5
Austin, TX: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar