Looks like Takashi Miike tasted some blood while filming his remake of Eiichi Kudo’s 13 Assassins, so he decided to bring another samurai classic back to the screens with a remake of Masaki Kobayashi’s 1962 Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai.
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A poverty-stricken samurai named Hanshiro Tsugumo arrives at the manor of a feudal lord under the pretense of wanting to find a suitable place to commit seppuku. The lord sees this as a bluff, as many hard up samurai had made the same request in hopes of getting a hand-out. However, Tsugumo’s true motive is to complete the last part of his vengeance.