YI JIAN’s review published on Letterboxd:
How dare Masaki Kobayashi steal the climatic scene from Kill Bill without giving it credit? What a shameless man. This film should be avoided at all- just joking. Hara-kiri is japanese filmmaking at its best, fascinating use of lighting and music. 20 minutes in and I've already decided that this film is definitely going into my top 10 best films of all time list, exceeding both Seven Samurai and Rashomon. Going to give Takashi Miike's remake a try. I fucking love samurais, man.