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Can someone please replace the plot with a sypnosis of what actually occured in the movie? Ora Stendar 23:15, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
Is Naritsugu based on any historical character? At the end of the film it gives the year of his death- 1844? That would indicate which Shogun was in power. Akashi is a real domain, which Naritsugu is lord of in the film. Yorkist (talk) 16:47, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
It seems that the events and characters are not clearly historical. I am not sure how reliable this interview is, but in it, Miike doesn't cite any historical figures- http://www.blogomatic3000.com/2011/05/12/interview-takashi-miike-talks-13-assassins/#.TqYLk96ImU9 I also can't find any specific event that the film could be based on.
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Original work, Kiga
- His dark skin is also an obvious cultural reference implying that he is a demon. Andy Dingley (talk) 22:39, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
- He had a deformed right ear, but I couldn't see clearly. I thought the dark skin was mostly because he lived in the forest and he didn't get much of an opportunity to wash; whereas for the samurai it was a vital part of etiquette to be ready for battle at all times. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 10:29, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
comparison with the original 1963 film
The Miike remake sticks fairly close to the 1963 original in broad terms, but it is interesting to have some specific comparisons. The rather lurid bit with the woman who has had her arms and legs chopped off does not appear in the original, although the other rapes and murders do. Also, the arduous trip across the mountains where the protagonists encounter Kiga is Miike's invention --- in the original, Kiga is a dweller in the town of Ochiai, and the demonic overtones are not present. The ending is also quite different... in the original, Naritsugu is killed by Shinzaemon in a fairly straightforward way (no heads rolling around..), leaving Shinzaemon to battle Hanbei to the death; it is in fact Hanbei he allows to stab him (not Naritsugu, as in the Miike).
In general terms, the Miike film focuses somewhat more on the pathological nature of Naritsugu, whilst the Kudo film focuses more on the character of Hanbei and his moral dilemma, duty-bound to defend a bad man. -- 猫に小判 09:28, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
Request from feedback page
There was a request on the feedback for this page about how closely it is based on a historical story:
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