By Bad Seed
US Release: 3/25/2011 VOD, 4/29/2011 (NY/LA - check official site for other cities)
UK Release: 5/6/2011
Preview aired in Japan 2010.05.30
"13 - An unlucky number for one.
From Asia's most controversial and popular director comes Miike's horror vision of a samurai tale.
In the era of the Shogun, an evil young lord rapes and kills, assured of immunity by law. But he didn't count on the Thirteen Assassins. A feared secret force, each with their own deadly skill, the Assassins undertake a suicide mission to wipe out the Lord. As he embarks on a perilous journey, the Assassins close off his escape route and ambush him in a village of death. But little do they know, they are outnumbered four to one by the Lord's crack team of bodyguards.
The streets will run red."
-- Recorded Picture Company
2010.09.25 Release in Japan