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Monday, June 6, 2011

"13 ASSASSINS" Coming To Blu-ray And DVD July 5


FROM LEGENDARY JAPANESE CULT DIRECTOR TAKASHI MIIKE COMES A SPECTACULAR SAMURAI EPIC FOR THE AGES

Winner Of Four Japanese Academy Awards, The Action Masterpiece Slices Its Way Onto Blu-ray And DVD July 5 From Magnolia Home Entertainment Under The Magnet Label

“A classic samurai movie, right up there among the finest in the genre”
– Los Angeles Times


When a tyrannous lord wreaks havoc across Japan, it is up to a brave and powerful group of warriors to take him out in 13 Assassins, arriving on Blu-ray Disc and DVD July 5 from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet label. Directed with brilliance and beauty by iconic cult director Takashi Miike (Sukiyaki Western Django, Ichi the Killer), the samurai quickly gather their small army of 13 in order to do battle with hundreds of soldiers sent to protect the evil lord. What follows are some of the most epic battle sequences and incredible fight scenes in the history of cinema, as the 13 Assassins set a trap for their enemy and go for the kill in their makeshift “Village of Death!”

“A stone-cold, limb-severin,’ bull-burnin’ masterpiece” (Ain’t It Cool News), 13 Assassins stars acclaimed Japanese actor Koji Yakusho (Babel, Memoirs of a Geisha) and was produced by Oscar winner Toshiaki Nakazawa (Departures) and Jeremy Thomas (Brother, The Last Emperor). “A classic swords-and-samurai film with postmodern blood and guts” (Boston Globe), the special features will go behind-the-scenes of the gruesome battles in a making-of featurette and will also include the film’s international trailer. The Blu-ray Disc and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.98 and $26.98, respectively.

Synopsis
Cult director Takashi Miike (Ichi The Killer, Audition) delivers a bravado action film set at the end of Japan’s feudal era in which a brave group of elite samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and his army to prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a wartorn future.

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