Japanese director Takashi Miike
is among the most prolific directors working today, and has held that distinction for many years. With that prolific work habit comes a rather spotty track record, and for every great Miike film there are a couple middling efforts and often one really bad one.
So which one is Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
? The film is Miike's second period samurai remake in recent years, following his truly excellent ...