Criterion Collection · Japan · Samurai

#302 Harakiri (1962)

Criterion Challenge #302 Harakiri  切腹   1962 // Japan // Masaki Kobayashi Release: Aug 23, 2005 (DVD); Oct 4, 2011 (Blu-ray) Harakiri, or more precisely called in Japanese as Seppuku (切腹), came from the kanji of“hara’ (腹), means the belly or the abdomen, and“kiri”(切り) which means the cutting. This voluntary suicide ritual by disembowelment embodied the Bushido code… Continue reading #302 Harakiri (1962)

Criterion Collection · Japan · Samurai

#02 Seven Samurai (1954)

Criterion Challenge #02 Seven Samurai (1954) 1954 // Japan // Akira Kurosawa Release: Apr 21, 1998 (1998 Edition with Restoration Demonstration) Mar 16, 1999 (1999 Edition) Sep 5, 2006 (Re-release) Oct 19, 2010 (Blu-ray) Rewatching SEVEN SAMURAI is like a trip to the memory lane, back to the good old days of being a novice. It… Continue reading #02 Seven Samurai (1954)