THE WINNER OF THE 65th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARD
FOR BEST PICTURE AND BEST DIRECTOR
HAS BEEN GIVEN NEW LIFE AS A SAMURAI FILM
SET IN THE SAVAGE NORTHERN LAND OF HOKKAIDO
Director: SANG il-Lee
Cast: WATANABE Ken, EMOTO Akira, KUNIMURA Jun, KUTSUNA Shiori, SATO Koichi
This brilliant remake of Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award winning epic “Unforgiven” shines brightly as Watanabe Ken reprises the lead role as an aging bounty hunter living in Japan’s far north territory of Hokkaido soon after the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate. When a large bounty is offered for the heads of two men who assaulted and scarred a young woman the former samurai Kamata Jubei (Watanabe) leaves his children behind and picks up his sword again to join the hunt. With superb cinematography of the breathtaking scenery as a backdrop, this is filmmaking at its finest! This timeless tale will keep you on the edge of your seat as the powerful conclusion draws near!
2013 – Color – Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) 135 Min.
Japanese with Optional English Subtitles.