Competition: Win ‘Hara-Kiri’ on DVD plus official quad poster *closed*

To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of prolific cult Japanese director Takashi Miike’s Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011), we have TWO DVD copies of the film plus TWO quad posters to give away to our readers, courtesy of Revolver Entertainment. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue.

From legendary filmmaker Takashi Miike comes a classic tale of honour and revenge amidst the fall of the samurai in 17th century Japan. Seeking a noble end, poverty-stricken samurai Hanshiro (Ebizô Ichikawa) requests to commit ritual suicide at the House of a Feudal Lord. But after being told the tragic story of another samurai’s agonising suicide, that of Hanshiro’s close friend Motome (Eita), Hanshiro sets out on a path of vengeance. A violent path that will lead to a tense and bloody showdown with those responsible for his friend’s brutal death.

To be in with a chance of winning one of TWO DVD copies of Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai plus a quad poster, just answer the following simple question.

Masaki Kobayashi’s original Harakiri was released in which year? 

a) 1942

b) 1962
c) 1982

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Samurai’), answer and postal address in the comment box provided.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Takashi Miike’s Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai is available to own on Blu-ray and DVD from 7 May.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 10 May, 2012.

Daniel Green

• The competition is open to UK readers only.
• Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
• CineVue does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the internet or email problems.
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• Prizes unclaimed after 28 days will be deemed to have been forfeited.