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13 Assassins

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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.


Director Takashi Miike

Original Story by Shoichirou Ikemiya

Screenplay Daisuke Tengan

Music Koji Endo

Executive Producers Toshiaki Nakazawa
(Sedic International Inc. - Japan)
Jeremy Thomas
(Recorded Picture Company - UK)
Takashi Hirajo
(TV Asahi Corporation - Japan)

Cinematographer Nobuyasu Kita

Lighting Designer Yoshimi Watabe

Sound Recordist Jun Nakamura

Art Director Yuji Hayashida

Set Decoration Akira Sakamoto
Osamu Kubota

Editor Kenji Yamashita

Sound Effects Kenji Shibazaki

Character Designer Isao Tsuge

Costume Designer Kazuhiro Sawataishi

Producers Michihiko Umezawa (TV Asahi Corporation)
Minami Ichikawa (Toho Co., Ltd)
Toichiro Shiraishi (Dentsu Inc.)
Takahiro Ohno (Sedic Deux Inc.)
Hirotsugu Yoshida (Sedic Deux Inc.)
Shigeji Maeda (Rakueisha Co., Ltd)

Co-Producers Kazuomi Suzaki (TV Asahi Corporation)
Hisashi Usui (Toho Co., Ltd)


Koji Yakusho Shinzaemon Shimada

Takayuki Yamada Shinrokuro (Shinzaemon’s Nephew)

Yusuke Iseya Koyata (13th Assassin from the Forest)

Goro Inagaki Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira

Masachika Ichimura Hanbei Kitou (Naritsugu’s Head Samurai)

Mikijiro Hira Sir Doi (Top Shogun Official)

Hiroki Matsukata Kuranaga

Ikki Sawamura Mitsuhashi


“A CLASSIC SAMURAI FILM,” - Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

“Takashi Miike is in TOP, SLASHTASTIC FORM”- Leslie Felperin, Variety

“13 ASSASSINS IS PURE PLEASURE. It culminates in a magnificent 45-minute showdown that has to be the best final battle sequence in cinema since, oh Kill Bill at least.”-Lee Marshall, Screendaily.com

“IT DELIVERS SUCH INTENSITY THAT IT’S HARD TO BREATH, THAT IT’S DIFFICULT NOT TO STAND UP AND CHEER. There are few samurai films (classic or modern) that are as satisfying as this one.” -Cole Abaius, Filmschoolrejects.com

“THE FILMS IS A RELENTLESS LOCOMOTIVE. Enthralling and entertaining.” -Glenn Heath, Jr., Slantmagazine.com

Date for DVD release subject to change.