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Video introduction by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie
Excerpt from a rare Directors Guild of Japan video interview with the director
Video interviews with star Tatsuya Nakadai and screenwriter
Original theatrical trailer
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Joan Mellen and more!
This film is beautiful, powerful, poetic, unforgetable.
A man named Hanshiro Tsugumo apears infront of the house of Kageyu Saito to commit Harakiri, also known as seppuku, which is the Japanese ritual for suicide.
I have seen all Japanese masterpieces, but this one is absolutely the very best Japanese samurai movie ever made.
I saw this movie many years ago and I remembered it as a very good one. Seeing it now I would say that it is even better. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Malvina Farcasiu
Love it. I'd recommend seeing the remake of this as well, Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai. Both movies have part that I enjoyed.Published 2 months ago by daw
This might be the greatest Samurai film ever made; tied (in my opinion) with the Seven Samurai, and while it's not action-packed like Seven Samurai, the story is so well told, the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dan Harlow
I'm really glad I got this movie. It looks absolutely beautiful!! The last 10-15 mins were awesome. Criterion delivers yet again.Published 5 months ago by Oskar Von Strange
Very classic old samurai movie from the 1960's. Kobayashi's film feel almost like a Kurosawa movie...... Just as good as Kurosawa!Published 8 months ago by David T. Lee
Yes it is subtitled so LIVE WITH IT. However, it is one of the better samurai movies. It tells of a time when samurai were losing their masters and how they survived, but that is... Read morePublished 9 months ago by thomas champion
Anyone interested in watching this film for its timeless samurai action, or watching this film for its endless conversation/discussion value, or watching this film for an... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jeffrey