Jason Bayless is a life-long activist and is currently working at The Pachamama Alliance. When he is not working he spends, working with Center for Farmworker Families and spending his time recording shows, writing blogs, collecting 3D movies, and playing VR games.
For those who are a fan of the film Ichi the Killer will be very happy when I tell you that Takashi Miike has a new movie coming out – 13 Assassins.
The press kit reads: Cult director Takeshi Miike 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. [singlepic id=1546 w=320 h=240 float=right]
The noble samurai Shinzaemon Shimada is secretly commissioned to assassinate the evil Lord Naritsugu after his bloody rise to power. Assembling an elite group of samurai, Shinzaemon plots to ambush the Lord on his annual journey home from Edo. The courageous samurai know it’s a suicide mission because the Lord is closely protected by a deadly entourage led by Shinzaemon’s nemesis, the ruthless Hanbei. To capture Lord Naritsugu, Shinzaemon and his skilled samurai transform a mountain village into an intricate death trap. But when the Lord finally arrives, the assassins discover they are outnumbered fifteen to one. The day has come for our 13 fearless assassins to face death in a monumental battle of fiery explosions, showers of arrows and clashing swords.
I am very excited about this film because it has been a very long time since I have seen a good samurai film that was not filmed in the late 1970’s.
13 Assassins opens on April 29, 2011 and it seems to be very limited. (Dates after the trailer)
Santa Ana, CA: South Coast Village 3
West Los Angeles, CA: Nuart Theatre
New York, NY: IFC Center 5
Austin, TX: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
Aiea, HI: Pearlridge West 16
Honolulu, HI: Kahala Theatres 8
Cambridge, MA: Kendall Square Cinema
Palm Desert, CA: Cinemas Palme D’Or 7
Denver, CO: Denver Film Center/Colfax
New Orleans, LA: Prytania Theatre
Philadelphia, PA: Ritz at the Bourse
Berkeley, CA: Shattuck Cinemas 10
San Francisco, CA: Lumiere Theatre 3
Washington, DC: E Street Cinema
Atlanta, GA: Midtown Art Cinemas 8
Chicago, IL: Music Box
University City, MO: Tivoli Theatre
Asheville, NC: Carolina Asheville 14
Salt Lake City, UT: Tower Theatre
Minneapolis, MN: Lagoon Cinema
Santa Fe, NM: The Screen
Indianapolis, IN: Keystone Art Cinema 7
Pleasantville, NY: Jacob Burns Film Center
Columbus, OH: Wexner Center for the Arts