Trailer and poster for Takashi Miike’s 13 ASSASSINS looks amazing – playing at DIFF

Trailer and poster for Takashi Miike’s 13 ASSASSINS looks amazing – playing at DIFF

Next week the Dallas International Film Festival returns with some amazing narrative and documentary features, plus an impressive list of short films. But one of my most-anticipated movies in the lineup is director Takashi Miike’s 13 ASSASSINS, which has already played to favorable reactions at the South by Southwest Film Festival and Fantastic Fest. In fact Miike was originally scheduled to appear at SXSW, but due to the tragic events in Japan had to cancel. One of the problems reviewing critics like myself sometimes face at film fests is not being able to catch all the films we want to see, even though some have multiple showings. So I was happy to hear I’d have another chance in my hometown, and now after seeing the official trailer, I’m even more excited than before. This looks to be one of those epic international films that has people talking. Check out the poster above, and the film synopsis and trailer below, and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Synopsis: Cult director Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Audition) delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan’s feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a wartorn future.

13 ASSASSINS opens April 29, 2011

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.