Get ready for an epic historical setting, action, violence and suspense in the gorgeous SAMURAI MARATHON this January. Inspired by a real - life race that is still held annually in Japan, Samurai Marathon is an epic sword slasher from the team behind 13 Assassins and The Last Emperor . In the late feudal era of Japan, a young ninja (Satoh) is operating undercover in the court of an aging Lord during a peaceful era of Japan that is on the brink of change. Af ter the Lord challenges his lazy samurais to a punishing marathon to toughen them up, the ninja finds his loyalties put to the test. Facing impossible odds, this unusual band of characters is running a race to win or die.
Starring Takeru Satoh , Nana Komatsu, Sh ô ta Sometani ( First Love ) and Danny Huston ( The Aviator ), Samurai Marathon is thrilling adventure with original music from legendary composer Philip Glass ( A Brief History of Time , The Hours ).
Signature Entertainment presents Samurai Marathon on Digital HD from 20th January