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13 Assassins

Opens on September 24

Director: Takashi Miike Run Time: 141 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2010 Language: Japanese with English subtitles

Starring: Goro Inagaki, Kazue Fukiishi, Koji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya

Screenwriter: Daisuke Tengan

Producers: Minami IchikawaTôichirô ShiraishiMichihiko Yanagisawa

In-Person introduction by 13 Assassins’ Executive Producer Jeremy Thomas

Japan’s most prolific auteur Takashi Miike lends his vision to this astounding Samurai epic. In this remake of a 1963 film based on historical events, Shinzaemon Shimada leads a team of assassins in 19th-century Japan to eliminate the ruthless Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira, who is wreaking havoc against his own people. Hired secretly by a government official hoping to end Matsudaira’s reign of terror, Shimada recruits the best samurai in Japan and then sets a trap for the lord’s large contingent of faithful bodyguards. Culminating in a 45-minute expertly choreographed battle, this jaw-dropping spectacle gives you more than you bargained for.

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