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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.
Tatsuya nakadai gives the viewer an intense performance. He put his heart and soul into his performance. Read morePublished 12 days ago by swordof doom
Hara Kiri is a masterpiece in filmmaking and one of my all time favorites. I consider this one of few perfect films ever made. Pure joy to watch.Published 14 days ago by Richard Dolt
Film = four (4) stars; restoration = five (5) stars. This is a melodramatic tale set in Japan's early 1600's. Read morePublished 4 months ago by William F. Flanigan Jr.
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 6 months 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 7 months ago by daw