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47 Ronin [DVD] [2013]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (840 out of 910)

    Special Features


    • Deleted scenes
    • Re-forging the legend

    Synopsis


    47 Ronin
    Based on a true-life 18th century tale, this fantasy epic tells a dramatic tale of clan warfare and revenge surrounding a band of 47 loyal samurai seeking vengeance after their master is murdered. Keanu Reeves stars in the Universal Pictures production, written by Hossein Amini and Wanted's Chris Morgan. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Keanu Reeves
      Keanu Reeves - Kai
    • Hiroyuki Sanada
      Hiroyuki Sanada - Oishi
    • Tadanobu Asano
      Tadanobu Asano - Lord Kira
    • Rinko Kikuchi
      Rinko Kikuchi - Witch
    • Min Tanaka
      Min Tanaka - Lord Asano



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 910 reviews

    92%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good story with fanasty elements

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      Kamahama3x
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      When I saw the short trailer, I was worried that the film might be too campy or, worse, a twisted adaptation of a classic tale to create a vehicle for Keanu Reeves à la 'The Last Samurai'. I needn't have worried. Keanu's presence as Kai, a half-Japanese boy found and reared by a kind lord, is woven in seamlessly, and the other excellent actors, including Hiroyuki Sanada and Asano Tadanobu, are given equal opportunities to shine and show their chops. And kudos to the director for respecting the story and ending on an appropriate note instead of the usual Hollywood finale (i.e happily ever after for everyone). It almost felt like I was watching a live action anime with drama and the familiar fantasy elements. A stellar adaptation.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I really enjoyed 47 Ronin, a fantasy movie.

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      DalyCity
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      When this movie came out I reviewed some of the critics and naysayers giving it a bad review and I hesitated in purchasing this action movie. But I took a chance and bought the movie and happy that I did because this movie has action, fantasy and to me a keeper for my DVD collection. If a movie in my collection is average I get rid of it. Again Keanu Reeves doesn't fit into the movie very well but still he pulled it off as a half-breed and I give him credit. The main Japanese actors, Hiroyuki Sanada (my personal favorite, also he starred in The Last Samurai), Rinko Kikuchi, Ko Shibasaki, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa portrayed their roles very well and with top notch acting (these actors really carried the movie and made it real and exciting to watch in a fantasy way).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Pure entertainment without that distracting depth

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      Stevie2ricks
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      Historical fantasy in 3d should be filmed to dazzle, and this one doesn't disappoint. The landscapes, Japan in the early Tokugawa era, are complex and scenery is used to optimize the 3d effects, e.g. Mountains as front spaces to add depth to the experience. Since the plot is based on an existing myth, 47 Ronin (samurai who have lost their master return for vengeance on the overlord who murdered him), there isn't much to work with without dramatically altering the myth. When the myth is altered it is only to add the obligatory and shallow love interest (the primary love partners come across as thinly drawn and tend to wallow in the star crossed misery of cliche). Still, I found myself watching it twice in consecutive nights just to soak in the effects.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Not What I Expected

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      OB1Knobby
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      Before I saw this movie in the theater I had a a serious back and forth in my head about whether or not I should bring my 13 year old daughter. She like movies with fantasy and magic elements, I like samurai, seemed a great fit. In the end, we left her at home. Turns out, this movie is mostly samurai with some magic thrown in at the end. This film is to the original story of the 47 Ronin what 300 was to the Spartans. It's based on historical events, but Hollywood spiced it up a bit. So if you can shut your brain off for a couple hours and have fun, it's worth the time. The disc itself looks great. The high def really does the action and colors justice. Haven't explored the extra features yet, but they're pretty standard.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome flick

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      Stylez
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      Boasting flying dragons, tattooed pirates, hoards of samurais, brawling giants, a shape-shifting sorceress, and mystical monks, you might be surprised to hear 47 Ronin is "based on a true story." But keep in mind it's based on a true story the same way Robin Hood is; it's a folk tale with "true" origins grown very vague and thereby ripe for restructuring for epic adventures. Also like Kevin Costner-fronted Robin Hood, 47 Ronin features a shamed noble who seeks out justice and revenge with the help of a band of rebels who hide in the forests. It's a premise that guarantees an entertaining ride, no matter how uncertain the hand of its director.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      wonderful journey of revenge.

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      sundayafternoon
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      The movie depicted the original legend wonderfully and made the story unique. It was respectful toward the culture and treated the famous legend with a titanic amount of respect. The settings were mystical and made one feel as if this was a fantastical journey for one's honor. The conflict between Kai and the other samurai in the first part was done well and showed the conflicts between those of high class decent and those of parents of 2 different races. The class system of feudal Japan was also shown true to the times. The special effects were fantastical and led the viewer on a wonderful journey of revenge.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Bad movie!!! If your 10 you may like this

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      Macattack
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      Let's make a movie that should be bathed in blood but then take all the blood and grit out the movie and you'll have this ... The special effects weren't good at all. They put a lot of non sense in this movie when the actual story could have made a great movie..I'd like to go into Hollywood and tell these people if you don't have the special effect don't use them.. The spirit guy he fought just looked really stupid... This was a watch and immediately sell back... I suggest if you want to see a good story stick to ip man or 13 assassins ... They put this terrible movie to shame !! Please rent first! You'll be a lot happier u did

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      some is very lackluster

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      snakesoup
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      This movie is worth watching but maybe not owning it. Much of this movie is high in effect but some is very lackluster. Lackluster cons in this movie some lighting and some weak action. This is an amazing movie the actors are great everything is great. IMO it just could have been shot better and the action sceens could have been more sensual. really. I give it five stars cus I overlook that they could have gone all the way. But critics are giving this 2-3 stars. Its good enough for me though IMO.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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