13 Assassins

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Plot

A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 7.7/10 (16,434 voted)

Critic's Score: 87/100

Director:
Takashi Miike

Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya

Storyline
A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.

Writers: Kaneo Ikegami, Daisuke Tengan

Cast:

Kôji Yakusho

Shinzaemon Shimada


Takayuki Yamada

Shinrouko


Yûsuke Iseya

Koyata


Gorô Inagaki

Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira


Masachika Ichimura

Hanbei Kitou


Mikijiro Hira

Sir Doi


Hiroki Matsukata

Kuranaga


Ikki Sawamura

Mitsuhashi


Arata Furuta

Sahara


Tsuyoshi Ihara

Hirayama


Masataka Kubota

Ogura


Sôsuke Takaoka

Hioki


Seiji Rokkaku

Otake


Yûma Ishigaki

Higuchi


Kôen Kondô

Horii



Details

Official Website:
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Official site [Japan] |

Release Date: 25 September 2010



Box Office Details

Budget: $6,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $45,854
(USA)
(1 May 2011)
(4 Screens)

Gross: $802,524
(USA)
(21 August 2011)



Technical Specs

Runtime:


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(International version)

Goofs:

Factual errors:
At the very beginning of the film the Akashi Clan house elder Zusho Mumiya commits seppuku. This 'cutting of the belly' leads to severe internal (and external) hemorrhage and hypovolemic shock. In the scene, the straining actor's neck (jugular) veins are prominent and distended suggesting good circulating blood volumes, inconsistent with hypovolemia.

Quotes:

Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira:
Ruling is convenient, but only for rulers. The people must live to serve.



User Review

Thundering Shogun!

Rating: 9/10


This film was a dark-edged delight from beginning to end when I saw it
at the 2010 edition of TIFF. The audience there loved it too, breaking
out into spontaneous applause during several scenes.

Solid direction by Miike, great characters, beautifully shot and simply
some of the best and most intense action sequences put on film – ever!
It does have it's obvious influences, such as Kurosawa's "Seven
Samurai", but damn, this one kicks ass mightily! You've never seen
Shogun like this! And something else to point out: the sound on this
film was thundering, shaking and stellar! THIS is the kind of film that
reminds us why we go to a movie theatre to enjoy a film on a big
screen, why we turn off our cell phones and immerse ourselves in the
experience of cinema-going, as opposed to staying home on our couches.

I'll go see it again on the big screen when it hopefully returns to
town – you can bet on that!