Harakiri - Highly Rated Samurai Movie

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Harakiri - Highly Rated Samurai Movie

"Harakiri" is a 1962 movie that focuses initially on a lowly samurai who wishes to commit seppuka. However, it turns into a revenge movie. The lowly samurai eventually seeks to avenge the wrongful death of his son-in-law by a cruel & powerful samurai clan.

Harakiri is considered one of the best samurai movies ever made. It received a perfect 100 score from the movie review site, Rotten Tomatoes. In addition, the movie critic Roger Ebert added Harakiri to his "Great Movie" list in 2012. The movie was remade in 2012 and it was called Hara-Kiri - Death of a Samurai.

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  1. Rotten Tomatoes, Harakiri, http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/harakiri_1963/

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