In a filmography celebrated for its epic bloodbaths and
assaultive style, Miike's first foray into 3-D is a triumph of
restraint. Adapting Masaki Kobayashi's classic tale of an
unemployed samurai seeking to reestablish his honor through
seppuku, the action-film master trades in his predecessor's fury
for melancholy, framing elaborately choreographed fight sequences
with a contemplative melodrama of Shakespearean dimensions.
Unraveling the labyrinthine plot at an elegant pace, this remake
also boasts some of the most gorgeous images of Miike's
Sneak preview courtesy of Tribeca Film. Opening in theaters July 20.