Competition – Win 13 Assassins on Blu-Ray!
13 Assassins sees director Takashi Miike, the man behind such uncompromising and unforgettable movies as “Audition” and “Ichi The Killer”, indelibly stamping his trademark style on the Samurai genre with an ultra-violent, all-action, blood-spattered epic that is now out on DVD and Blu-ray.
What you won’t get there though is the chance to win our money-can’t-buy prize of a 13 Assassins sword (ok it’s a letter opener sword but it comes in a natty box!) and a copy of the film on Blu-ray.
To win, just leave a comment below. Competion ends at midnight BST on 24th September. Only 1 entry per person (IPs are logged) and UK only, I’m afraid. As ever judges decision is final.
Set towards the end of the Shogunate, 13 Assassins focuses on the rise to power of Lord Naritsugu (Goro Inagaki). Half-brother to the Shogun, corrupt, sadistic and above the law, Naritsugu threatens to bring about upheaval in peaceful Japan. Appalled by Naritsugu’s behaviour, but unable to do anything officially, the top Shogun official Sir Doi (Mikijiro Hiro) calls on samurai Shinzaemon Shimada (Koji Yakusho) to assasinate the evil lord. Shinzaemon accepts the mission and gathers together a band of elite shogun and ronin for a mission with seemingly impossible odds. (Read the rest of my review here)