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May 17, 2017
 

Eleven Arts to release Yoshinori Nishikori’s Action Epic Tatara Samurai

Following a massively successful festival circuit, ELEVEN ARTS has licensed North American distribution rights to Yoshinari Nishikori’s award-winning period action-drama TATARA SAMURAI. The L.A.-based distribution company, whose recent titles include THE LEGEND IS BORN: IP MAN, UZUMASA LIMELIGHT, SAILOR MOON R: THE MOVIE, and SWORD ART ONLINE THE MOVIE – ORDINAL SCALE -, have set a June 2nd theatrical release for the film, which is produced by EXILE HIRO.

TATARA SAMURAI is the latest feature from visionary director Yoshinari Nishikori, whose films, KONSHIN and RAILWAYS were box office smashes in their native Japan. His latest historic epic stars Sho Aoyagi (YAKUZA APOCALYPSE), pop star Naoki Kobayashi, AKIRA (LEGEND OF THE FIST), Tomoko Tabata, and Anna Ishii.

Gosuke (Aoyagi), a young villager in Sengoku Period Japan, is trained to be a blacksmith, but forced to become a warrior. After joining the Oda Army to protect his hometown of Tatara, he begins to question whether swords are a viable defense against the new technology of firearms – but soon discovers that his skill as a blacksmith might very well be the most powerful weapon he has to protect his home.

ELEVEN ARTS celebrated the distribution deal with a lavish red carpet premiere of TATARA SAMURAI at Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday, May 8th.Writer/director Yoshinari Nishikori attended, as did a large number of the film’s Japanese celebrity cast.



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Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



 
 

 

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