Buy New
  • List Price: $39.95
  • You Save: $16.98 (43%)
& FREE Shipping. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by
Harakiri (The Criterion C... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon


Criterion Collection

4.8 out of 5 stars 115 customer reviews
Amazon's Choice recommends highly rated, well-priced products available to ship immediately.
Amazon's Choice for "harakiri"

Additional Multi-Format options Edition Discs
New from Used from
(Oct 04, 2011)
Criterion Collection
$22.97 $19.99

Chance to win daily prizes
Get ready for Holiday shopping with the Amazon App. No purchase necessary. Learn more

Frequently bought together

  • Harakiri (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
  • +
  • The Sword of Doom [Blu-ray]
  • +
  • Seven Samurai (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Total price: $73.91
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Following the collapse of his clan, an unemployed samurai (Ran's Tatsuya Nakadai) arrives at the manor of Lord Iyi, begging to commit ritual suicide on his property. Iyi's clansmen, believing the desperate ronin is merely angling for a new position, try to force him to eviscerate himself— but they have underestimated his beliefs and his personal brand of honor. Winner of the 1963 Cannes Film Festival's Special Jury Prize, Harakiri, directed by Masaki Kobayashi (The Human Condition) is a fierce evocation of individual agency in the face of a corrupt and hypocritical system.

Special features

High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack

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!

Product details

  • Actors: Tatsuya Nakadai, Rentaro Mikuni, Akira Ishihama
  • Directors: Masaki Kobayashi
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Black & White, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Criterion Collection
  • DVD Release Date: October 4, 2011
  • Run Time: 133 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 115 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B005D0RDCU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,215 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

115 customer reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Read reviews that mention

Showing 1-5 of 115 reviews

January 1, 2007
Format: DVD
85 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
January 3, 2017
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
July 4, 2015
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
October 9, 2005
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
14 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
November 17, 2015
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Harakiri (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Harakiri (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: criterion movie, the criterion