13 Assassins DVD

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About 13 Assassins DVD

In 13 Assassns, cult director Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Audition) 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 wartorn future.

Special Features: Making Of, Deleted Scenes, Interview with the Director, Behind the Scenes, Japanese Theatrical Trailer, TV Commercial, International Trailer.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles, Spanish subtitles.

Details

  • Publisher: MAGNOLIA
  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English, Spanish
  • Genre: Action, Drama
  • Themes: Historical
  • Age Rating: 17+
  • Run Time: 125
  • Release Date: 7/5/2011
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: 1

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An Excellent Period Action

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This is a Takashi Miike film, and is . . . surprisingly normal. While Miike finds a chance to briefly show the extreme visuals he's so known for, it's otherwise played straight. Following a small band's efforts to ambush and kill an abusive official who's about to get a major promotion, it builds up deliberately until it unleashes one of the longest battle scenes on record - a 45-minute tour-de-force that takes up a full third of the film.

And this action scene delivers in spades. Beautifully choreographed, impressively grandiose, and almost flawlessly executed, it serves well as a centerpiece. This isn't to ignore or belittle the buildup, which is solid for a period drama. But the action truly stands out, even to hardened critics.

So, if you want an over-the-top swordplay action flick, this is without a doubt among the best choices available. And it holds well as a period piece to boot. Highly recommended.