A haunted Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) journeys to Japan to bid an old friend farewell, and gets drawn into a conflict involving ninja and yakuza in stand-alone spin-off set following the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, and preceding the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past. The story begins in Nagasaki. As a B-29 bomber appears in the sky and air-raid sirens howl, panicked Japanese troops begin committing ritual seppuku. Terrified, yet unwilling to sacrifice his own life, young soldier Yashida takes cover in a heavily fortified prison pit containing the immortal mutant Wolverine, who shields him from a deadly blast. Decades later, Wolverine has sworn off violence after he was forced to kill his beloved Jean Grey (Famke Janssen). He's confronting a hunter who has been using illegal, poison-tipped arrows when the sword-wielding Yukio (Rila Fukushima) comes to his aid, and summons him to Japan at the behest of the dying Yashida (Hal Yamanouchi), now the head of Japan's largest and most powerful tech giant. Just hours before passing away, Yashida implores Wolverine to protect his granddaughter Mariko (Tao Okamato), whom he has personally chosen to take over the family business -- much to the chagrin of her plotting father Shingen (Hiroyuki Sanada). When the yakuza attempt a high-profile kidnapping of Mariko during Yashida's funeral, Wolverine comes to her rescue, and receives some much needed help from enigmatic ninja Harada (Will Yun Lee). Narrowly escaping with their lives, Wolverine and Mariko go into hiding with the yakuza and ruthless mutant Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova) hot on their trail. But the battle is far from over, and with Wolverine's healing powers mysteriously diminished, he may not be able to protect Mariko for long.~Jason Buchanan
Design: mastering the arc
Execution: a killer team
Hugh Jackman: the man behind the mutant
Reflections: the evolution of Wolverine
The path of a Ronin - inspiration: a Ronin's journey
X-Men: Days of Future Past set tour
Will Yun LeeHarada
Ken YamamuraYoung Yashida
Famke JanssenJean Grey
Nobuaki KakudaBuddhist Priest
Chiharo MizunoOld Woman
Takao KimoshitaFruit Cart Vendor
Conrad ColebyRed Beard
Taris TylerBar Man (Red Beard's Friend)
Sarah Naylor-LiddellYukon Bar Patron
J. RemiltonYukon Bar Patron, Man Near Bar
Andy OwensYukon Bar Patron
Allan PoppleYukon Bar Patron
Yasuyo ShibaReporter 1
Mai IshikawaReporter 2
Briden StarrParty Girl 1
Maria LukashevaParty Girl 2
Taki AbeJapanese Businessman
William Takayanagi-TemmTower Guard
Kuni HashimotoLead Officer
Erich Chikashi-LinzbichlerSenior Officer at POW Camp
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I saw this in theaters a couple times it was so well thought out and i had a friend that looked like the same guy , he was a force also but sadly recently passed on before i could show him this in 3D on my TV . When you first look at the cover you think yaa a kids movie with some gore thrown in . But its much more than that it is sort of like a lesson to do things good no matter what kind of person you are physically , Also sort of lets you think there might be people with super powers somewhere in reality but not quite as obvious !
This review is from The Wolverine [3D] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D/DVD] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Great (I could've done it better;)
I'll admit, I had a hard time with this movie at the theater. I am one of the (very) few who actually loved "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", and was expecting "Part 2" of that film. I had to let this film digest a while, before I realized - it is closer to the comic books, and the character, than any previous X-Men film (save Nightcrawler in X2, Beast in The Last Stand).
After I let my "nerd rage" subside, and followed the director James Mangold's comments on Twitter, I felt enlightened & more informed to make a decision on how I "feel" about this film. I suddenly remembered that I DON'T remember much about Wolverine's (multiple) origin(s) in the books, and really never truly cared for the books' confusing version much back then. I actually stopped reading "just for Wolverine" after a while. The 2 films are a more clear, concise roadmap to the character we know & love *in the film universe*.
Therein lies the most important part. While Mangold told his own story, he took elements - aesthetically & literally - from the books. Not too many, not telling the same old story we all knew for decades - just some elements to keep "the real fans" at least appeased for the moment. So, while this is the Earth-10005, there are Easter eggs & hints - even some panel to frame elements - particularly in this film that keep things close to home.
There are things I thought I would not like (Silver Samurai), that I ended up liking better than their comic counterparts. To put it simply, the basic, well known SS just wouldn't work on film as just a "guy in the suit". The giant, mechanized version simply made more "real" sense, cinematically. Had the same effect on me as the "fake Mandarin". Would have been just too corny to be believable on film.
Also, BONE CLAWS! *(Really helped my "X-Men 4" script along:)
If there was something lacking, it was Viper. It was "Batman & Robin" Poison Ivy, with molting skin, all over again. Bad acting. Worse dialogue (much too obviously overdubbed). Almost ruined the movie for me. Did not fit the film, at all. We had already seen Lady Deathstrike, and the Godsend that is Mystique, so we didn't need another "sexy" female foe. Seemed more like a already bad Spider-Man villain gone even more wrong. But, if you've seen Mangold's "Call Of Duty Ghosts" commercial with Megan Fox, you''ll see he seems to love his overly breathy (campy), vampy ("Hey stud, how about a...") women. Perhaps a bit TOO "comic booky"?!? Sorry, JM - I tried to like her, I really did...!
I have not yet watched the extras, mainly because once I start, I can't stop! I like watching the film with Commentary, then Deleted Scenes, then ALL the extras, in one sitting. Soon, I promise, soon. Much the reason I bought the version with the most content. I'll have to send the wife & kids off on a day trip, and just immerse my mind. I may use the Digital version (this time), on my tablet, for research while writing my script(s). I do wish all of the films were more tightly entwined, as the books were, and as The Avengers appear to be.
Therefore & thusly, yes I would have went a slightly different route (and I have some great ideas for "Wolverine 3";), I wish Logan & Mariko's relationship would have felt "deeper" & continued much longer, but I still love this film. It's a great addition to the collection. Perhaps I am biased. The "X-Men" films are my favorite film series. As a comic fan, I wish this and that. As a film fan, i have yet to find anything else that I watch, study, think or talk about any more. My family is on the verge of banning X-Men from our house!
This review is from The Wolverine [Unleashed Extended Edition] [4 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [3D] [Blu-ray/DVD] [Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D/DVD] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
A Better Wolverine
Picking up shortly after the end of X-Men 3, this film follows Logan (aka: Wolverine) in seclusion as well as on a trip to Tokyo to pay final respects to an old, dying friend whose life he saved during World War II. Much is afoot, however, as Wolverine encounters a trail of gangs, corrupt politicians and family squabbles, all of which threaten the life of his departed friend's granddaughter, whom Wolverine must now protect. But he suddenly finds that something is also wrong with himself as his power to heal and regenerate seems to be waning. What Wolverine does not realize is that he is the real target.
Much more of this film is focused on Wolverine's character development than in the first Wolverine film and Wolverine is virtually the only mutant character. The regret over the necessity to kill Jean Grey consumes Logan's mind. He is haunted by visions and vivid dreams of Jean throughout the film. It's refreshing to see the human side of Wolverine and not so much portrayed as the invincible cigar-smoking, wise-cracking killing machine we've seen in other X-Men films. X-Men films tend to have far too many characters for there to be any real development or solid plot, so it's a treat to have so much focus on a single character for a change.
The final scene of the film leads directly into the upcoming X-Men Days of Future Past, so if you're planning to see it, see this first!
This review is from The Wolverine [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [With Movie Cash] [Blu-ray/DVD]