Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai


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.

About alicamckennajohnson

Alica McKenna Johnson writes about snarky girls, kind boys, and the adults trying to keep them alive. After day dreaming for the first thirty years of life, Alica finally began writing her stories down, much to the delight of her readers. As Alica sits in her armchair at home dreaming of traveling the world, her diverse characters explore for her listening to music, seeing the sights, and eating exotic foods.

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  1. so watching the trailer… is that his son in law who wanted to commit suicide, but then got scared and so he was murdered? did the guys get money for killing themselves? i won’t be able to watch this… your husband is crazy, these movies are just too sad! lol

    • Yes, the son in law is hoping the lord will offer him a job- it’s kind of a pity scam, but the lords men know about it and force him to go through with it. The man begs for money for his wife and baby- just enough for the doctor to see them. The father in law goes back for revenge. It’s amazing and very sad.

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