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Netflix Pick: 13 Assassins

Adapted from Eiichi Kudo’s 1963 film of the same name, Takashi Miike’s 13 Assassins turns familiar tropes into one of the more memorable action films in recent years. 341 more words


"13 Assassins" on streaming video (2010, Koji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki)

Grade B

Taking place in the mid-1800s in Feudal Japan, “13 Assassins” is the story of 13 men (12 samurai and 1 very strange man) who are tasked with assassinating a cruel, evil Lord (played by Goro Inagaki) to prevent him from attaining more power and wreak havoc throughout the entire country. 414 more words


13 Assassins (2011)

When a brutal sociopath becomes next in line to take power over a then peaceful Japan, a small group of samurai are dispatched to prevent him from reaching his kingdom and taking the throne. 245 more words


Asian Cinema Recommendations: Thirst, 3-Iron, and Thirteen Assassins

Looking to get into Asian cinema? The following article briefly reviews (spoiler-free) three acclaimed, yet accessible films from diverse genres.

Thirst (Horror, Drama, Romance) – 9/10… 611 more words


13 Assassins

Thanks for coming back and checking out Woulda Coulda again, or if it’s your first trip to Woulda Coulda welcome. One thing I love is diversity in films, Woulda Coulda could have easily have been another blog about comic book movies or independent dramas, but I’m hoping it’s not. 720 more words


Netflix Instant Classic: 13 Assassins

Genre: Foreign, Action, Samurai Western

What’s it about? A ragtag group of samurais launch a suicide attack on an evil nobleman and his retinue  of armed guards. 526 more words