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47 Ronin (1994)

Shijûshichinin no shikaku (original title)
A group of disgraced samurai plan a decade long revenge against a corrupt lord.

Director:

Kon Ichikawa

Writers:

Kon Ichikawa, Kaneo Ikegami (play) (as Shoichiro Ikemiya) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Takakura ... Kuranosuke Ôishi
Kiichi Nakai ... Matashirô Irobe
Rie Miyazawa Rie Miyazawa ... Karu
Kôichi Iwaki Kôichi Iwaki ... Kazuemon Fuwa
Ryûdô Uzaki Ryûdô Uzaki ... Yasubei Horibe
Tatsuo Matsumura ... Yahei Horibe
Hisashi Igawa ... Magodayû Okuda
Gaku Yamamoto Gaku Yamamoto ... Chûzaemon Yoshida
Shigeru Kôyama Shigeru Kôyama ... Jûnai Onodera
Hitomi Kuroki Hitomi Kuroki ... Kiyo
Misa Shimizu ... Hori
Yûko Kotegawa Yûko Kotegawa ... Yôzen'in
Saburô Ishikura Saburô Ishikura ... Magozaemon Senoo
Renji Ishibashi ... Heihachirô Kobayashi
Isao Bitô Isao Bitô ... Shinpachi Yamazoe
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Storyline

A group of disgraced samurai plan a decade long revenge against a corrupt lord.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

22 October 1994 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

47 Assassins See more »

Filming Locations:

Ako, Hyogo, Japan See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A very good movie. (Also one of the my favorite samurai films)
30 November 2013 | by x-armaniSee all my reviews

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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