Watch: Awesome New US Trailer for Takashi Miike's '13 Assassins'
"13, are you ready… to die?!" Get ready for some sweet Japanese action from master filmmaker Takashi Miike in his newest samurai action epic 13 Assassins. I know I use the word epic a lot, but I think this deserves it, especially once the trailer gets going and the 13 assassins start getting crazy. Magnet recently debuted the official US trailer on Apple, and the film is now available VOD. Cult director 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. Kick ass!
Watch the official US trailer for Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins:
You can watch the 13 Assassins US trailer in High Definition on Apple
Thirteen assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord. Based on Eiichi Kudo's 1963 film.
Thirteen Assassins, or Jûsan-nin no shikaku, is both written and directed by legendary Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike of films like New Third Gangster, Audition, Dead or Alive, Ichi the Killer, One Missed Call, 3 Extremes, Detective Story and God's Puzzle recently. The screenplay was co-written by Miike and Daisuke Tengan, another filmmaker who also wrote Audition and other features like Dr. Akagi, Waiting in the Dark and The Most Beautiful Night in the World. This premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals and is being distributed by Magnet. Miike's 13 Assassins arrives in theaters April 29th and is available VOD now!
Reader Feedback - 28 Comments
Anonymous on Mar 27, 2011
I just wet myself.
Brandon on Mar 27, 2011
Well Dammmmmn...now that,s how it's done!!!
Bettybmusing on Mar 27, 2011
BADASS! It's good to see a samurai film that doesn't have over-the-top action/flying sequences and slow motion. Takashi Miike, do your stuff.
Cinemamind on Mar 27, 2011
M.K. Nielsen on Mar 27, 2011
Incredible. There something to be said for a Samurai film. When they are done correctly (which is up for interpretation) they are some of the best films to watch...Period.
Modern American Man on Mar 27, 2011
Anyone know if Video on Demand is available in Canada?
Mikelynch001 on Mar 27, 2011
I want this is Blu Ray NOW!!!!
DavidPD on Mar 27, 2011
Film-Book.com on Mar 27, 2011
While this movie looks incredibly awesome, and I'll love it for sure, I still think "epic" doesn't describe this movie at all. You don't only overuse "epic," but you hardly use it correctly. Lol it doesn't bother me, but you mentioned the usage in the description, so whatever. But this movie does look really freakin' sweet.
Chazzy on Mar 27, 2011
Well..... lol I guess epic does KINDA describe it. hahaha. 🙂
Chazzy on Mar 27, 2011
That was an epic reponse in an epic post about an epic film during this epic Sunday. I wanted to see if epic could be overused, and I'll be damned if you're not right. 😉
Modern American Man on Mar 28, 2011
Chop, chop, honour, nonour, yeah yeah. Just kidding, looks pretty decent.
Crapola on Mar 27, 2011
It's a tragedy he is one of the missing persons in Japan. http://www.missing.net/disasters/japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-2011/persons/301227/
Thomas Geysmans on Mar 27, 2011
That's heavy man, also Kakoi Hiroshi retired producer of Macross died in the Earthquake too. Sad times.
Crapola on Mar 28, 2011
http://www.austin360.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/austinmovies/entries/2011/03/13/miike_missing_film_fest_becaus.html?cxntfid=blogs_austin_movie_blog&loc=interstitialskip Miike is fine. That site lists a lot of famous japanese people who are perfectly fine, like Miyazaki and Hideo Kojima.
Anonymous on Mar 28, 2011
wow that was awesome 😀
A5J4DX on Mar 27, 2011
'13' unlucky for some......200 to be exact.
CrusaderG on Mar 28, 2011
Looking forward to seeing this.
Quazzimotto on Mar 28, 2011
Ronin kick ass time.
john s on Mar 28, 2011
Now that's a trailer. My cynical ass has got nothing to snark at. Holy crap.
Lasafog on Mar 28, 2011
You could say something like "Pft. Too good. Too full of itself."
Daniel Vu Tran on Mar 28, 2011
I'm so there asap on demand. I LOVE a good samurai flick as much as much if not more than a good western. Bring it!
Johnny Neat on Mar 28, 2011
This movie is great! Stands up to the samurai films done by Kurosawa. If you don't have it already, get it! You won't be disappointed!
jah p on Mar 28, 2011
snitch robinson on Mar 29, 2011
This will be on the tv channel HDNET on April 27 (only). See before the theaters.
Rcthomas on Mar 30, 2011
What a trailer! Amazing stuff!
Bymyself on May 2, 2011
Anonymous on May 16, 2011
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