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While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira's evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun's order.Written by
The film's budget ballooned to 175 million dollars, because of complex re-shoots and a lengthy post-production period. While not a success in theaters, it did well on VOD, DVD, and Blu-ray. See more »
When Mika visits Kai in his hut (after battling the monster), she is shown walking through the rain with a parasol. When she leaves, she uses the hood of her cape to protect her head, and the parasol has disappeared. See more »
Ancient feudal Japan, a land shrouded in mystery, forbidden to foreigners. A group of magical islands home to witches and demons. A nation of rival provinces whose lords were ruled by a shogun whose will is absolute. Peace in the realm is kept by the samurai, master swordsmen tasked with protecting their lord and their province at all costs. Should a samurai ever lose of fail his master, he suffers the greatest shame in all Japanese society. He becomes a ronin. And yet, to know ...
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The Universal spinning Earth begins normally, but after the camera backs away to show the full globe and logo it then slowly zooms back in with the Earth still spinning to Japan and the movies title is drawn over the Pacific Ocean. Clouds then obscure everything then clear as the view zooms in to Japan and the narration begins. See more »
This is an impressive epic chronicling an ancient legend, based on the Japanese folk story about 47 Samurais without Master
Yet another retelling based on 47 Ronin . Here is set in a weird world of witches , necromancy, giants and monsters . It deals with an adopted young Kai : Reeves who enters at an official combat when the original fighter is blinded . Things go awry when a feudal lord , Kira: Asano , is bewitched by an ominous witch : kikuchi , and commits a wrong and is then condemned by the Shogun : Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa , being punished into committing Seppuku or suicide by sword Katana . The samurais led by Oisi : Hiroyuki Sanada , set out to avenge the dishonor and death of their master at the hands of a ruthless , corrupt lord .Commanded by a fallen samurai and a half-breed warrior, Kao : Keanu Reeves , raise against the sadistic ruler . Kao teams up Oisi and 45 other banished Ronin , in order to not only save Ako , but Kai's sweetheart , Mika: Shibasaki , from a cruel lord As their entire fate lies on the hands of two knights , Kai and Oisi. Their threaten people made them leaders , history made them heroes .
Features strong rivalry, thrills , emotion , spectacular combats , intense drama and lots of sword-play .It is plenty of good human values such as bravery , knighthood, honour , redemption , comradeship , and deep sacrifice . It has a dramatic style and full of color with a lot of scenarios as interior as exterior .Keanu Reeves gives a decent acting as Kai , a person who was found at a ditch being adopted by Samurais. His role seems to be pattered by
3 important figures : William Adams , an English sailor who became the first Western samurai , the character Nathan Algren from Edward Zwick's The last samurai played by Tom Cruise and Minamoto Yoshitsune , a 12th Century warrior . The movie is full of notorious Japanese secondaries who were cast alongside Keanu to make the tale more authentic such as : Sanada, Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa , Akanishi , Rinko Kikuchi as a nasty witch , and Shibadaki as Keanu's girlfriend .
The colorful cinematography by John Mathieson is generously laden by views of palaces and Japanese fortress as well as paronamic vistas . Thrilling and rousing musical score in Oriental style by Ilan Eshkeri , though composer Javier Navarrete composed a soundtrack for the original cut but it was not used by the production company . The motion picture was well directed by Carl Rinsch, being his directorial debut , howewer , he clashed with Universal over the final vision of the movie .The film didn't have excessive success in the cinema theatres , if did well in video clubs , DVD retails and Blue-ray .
This is the sixth cinematic recounting of the 47 Ronin incident , as : version 1942 by Kengi Migozuchi this is the largest renditionbof the Kabuky story by Deika Mayama ; the loyal 47 Ronin from year 1958 ; Chusingura 1962 ; Ako jo danzetsu ; 47 Ronin 1984 ; Saigo no Husingira 2010 ; and the recent rendition 2015 titled Last Knights with John Cusack , Morgan Freeman, Cliff Curtis , Aksel Hennie .
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