Daily Archives: March 29, 2013

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

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Alica Mckenna Johnson, Hara-Kiri Death of a Samuri

So this is another Japanese period piece my hubby made me watch. It was beautifully done and well acted. It made me cry, and reaffirmed my belief that the Samurai were a bunch of weirdos. I mean really the whole honor above all else, even to the point of killing yourself is a bit much.

However, we get to see the true meaning of honor and being a true Samurai as our hero fights to protect those he loves. If you like historical movies, Japanese movies, and/or sad movies, then this is a movie you should watch. There was nothing I didn’t like about the movie, except that it made me cry and I wanted to slap people for being stupid, even though it is accurate to the time period.

Description on IMDB: A tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.