13 assassins

13 assassins

DVD - 2011 | Japanese
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Thirteen brave samurai must face overwhelming odds in an epic battle against a sadistic lord and his army of 200 to prevent him from plunging Japan into war.


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Oct 12, 2019

this is a very relevant movie that explores the issue of following traditional honour and a code of total obedience to politicians or deciding that a politician has lost the right to be followed due to their actions and behaviour. On one side is a samurai and his clan who view Bushido as complete obedience and the other side are 13 assassins lead by sage Ronin who once trained with the leader of the opposing force. Each knows how the other plans and fights and their moves on the field of battle is marred by the knowledge that one is breaking Bushido for what is morally right while the other feels the act of disloyalty is a greater immoral act than anything his corrupt Lord can commit.

Jun 15, 2017

Great storyline but it took too long to develop. Most of these movies have the same premise. The director could have shaved an hour off of this film and the audience would still be able to follow the script. All in all, well done.

Jun 08, 2015

As good as the movie Harakiri. Excellent story line. What more to say than just watch it.

gerryluis Jan 26, 2015

I requested this film over two months ago and still have not received it! I've given up on NYPL, in a word they SUCK!

Sep 25, 2014

Good story line. Very violent.

Sep 22, 2014

Brutal and violent, the battle scene is epic!

adamthehousecat Aug 21, 2013

This movie was fantastic! His earlier films are A+ too. Just a great film maker. You will truly enjoy this epic tale if you like Japanese culture or post-Tarantino style film making. Its highly stylized, engaging, and worth a rental at least! Love this movie. Also watch Ichi the Killer.

Erock216 Nov 07, 2012

Couldn't have put it better myself pika7777. I totally agree

Oct 29, 2012

As a big fan of old-time samurai movies like Yojimbo, Seven Samurai, Zatoichi and their ilk, I was predisposed to like this one, too. That being said, it's far from perfect: the 80 minutes or so leading up to the battle royale finale could have been used more efficiently, and the "cheap-laughs" comic relief character really strained my suspension of disbelief (wait til almost the very end and you'll see what I mean). FYI: The deleted scenes bonus feature contained a few interesting surprises, not all very suitable for younger viewers.

Oct 04, 2012

Great look at the absurdity of the code of honor of Samurai who were programmed to serve their master even if he was a tyrant. You must enjoy sword fights to fully enjoy this movie. I had to ffwrd thru those as it was fully half of the movie..

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Oct 29, 2012

mexicanadiense thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

tgw7755 Nov 12, 2011

tgw7755 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over


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