'Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 06:00 AM PST by

The The Palme d'Or nominee at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival will honor Blu-ray this January.

In an early announcement to retailers, New Video Group is working on 'Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai' for Blu-ray on January 22.

From visionary auteur Takashi Miike ('13 Assassins,' 'Ichi the Killer') comes the story of a mysterious samurai who arrives at the doorstep of his feudal lord, requesting an honorable death by ritual suicide in his courtyard. The lord threatens him with the brutal tale of Motome, a desperate young ronin who made a similar request with ulterior motives, only to meet a grisly end. Undaunted, the samurai begins to tell a story of his own, with an ending no one could see coming. With stunning cinematography and gripping performances, 'Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai' is a thrilling exploration of revenge, honor and individuality in the face of oppressive power.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include Film discussion with Geoffrey Gilmore from Tribeca Film.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is still undetermined at this time.

You can find the latest specs for 'Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 22.

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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (Blu-ray)
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