In 1701, Lord Takuminokami Asano has a feud with Lord Kira and he tries to kill Kira in the corridors of the Shogun's palace. The Shogun sentences Lord Asano to commit suppuku and deprives ... See full summary »
Japan's timeless tale of honor and revenge, the Loyal 47 Ronin is the true story of group of samurai who became ronin (masterless samurai) after their Lord was forced to commit seppuku (... See full summary »
Yukinojo, a Kabuki actor, seeks revenge by destroying the three men who caused the deaths of his parents. Also involved are the daughter of one of Yukinojo's targets, two master thieves, and a swordsman who himself is out to kill Yukinojo.
A very good movie. (Also one of the my favorite samurai films)
47 Ronin (1994) is, in my opinion, the best non-Kurosawa Japanese movie to date. It is shot beautifully and it is obvious that every scene has been thoughtfully choreographed. The acting, I thought, was good, and so was the script. The plot line was, although at times difficult to follow, brilliantly executed and thought through.
Ken Takakura's bold performance as Kuranosuke Ōishi was the strongest in the movie, and Kon Ichikaw certainly brought out the in him. The wardrobe and set designs were also fantastic, obviously a lot of time and effort was put into them to make sure their authenticity was correct.
Overall, I believe the 47 Ronin to be a very good movie and definitely worth watching.
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