13 Assassins - Screening to Benefit Japan
Jûsan-nin no shikaku
Japan, 2010, 126 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Action/Adventure, Foreign
Language: Japanese English Sub-Titles
$15 - all proceeds to benefit Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund through Global Giving This special screening is made possible by the great folks at Magnet Releasing!
35mm Presentation - Cult director Takeshi 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.
Peaceful times in feudal Japan are threatened by the bloody rise to power of cruel Lord Naritsugu. Above the law because he is the Shogun’s brother, the sadistic young Lord rapes and kills at whim.
Distressed by the Lord’s murderous rampage, top Shogun official Sir Doi secretly calls on esteemed samurai Shinzaemon Shimada to assassinate the evil Naritsugu. Outraged by Lord Naritsugu’s vile acts, noble Shinzaemon willingly accepts the dangerous mission. Shinzaemon gathers an elite group of samurai, each with their own deadly skill and together they plot to ambush Lord Naritsugu on his annual journey home from Edo.
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