Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Blu-ray Review - 47 Ronin
About the Movie
Keanu Reeves (The Matrix trilogy, The Day The Earth Stood Still) stars in a reimagining of one of Japan’s timeless tales, 47 Ronin, available on Blu-ray™ 3D and Blu-ray™ Combo Packs, DVD, DIGITAL HD including UltraViolet™ and On Demand on April 1, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Based on an epic story, this extraordinary tale of inspiring courage has its origins in the early 18th century. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and reclaim their honor. Transformed into a thrilling, visually stunning 3D film by director Carl Rinsch, 47 Ronin tells the story of a small group of warriors, or ronin, on a quest to avenge the death of their master. Battling across a savage world of mythical beasts, shape-shifting witches and wondrous terrors, the ronin must seek help from kai (Reeves), an enslaved half-breed they once rejected – in their ultimate fight for redemption.
Keanu Reeves leads an international cast that includes Hiroyuki Sanada (Sunshine, The Last Samurai) as Oishi, the leader of the ronin; Tadanobu Asano (The Wolverine, Thor: The Dark World) as Lord Kira, the treacherous villain who will stop at nothing to destroy his enemies; Academy Award®-nominated actress Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) as the Witch, a siren who executes Kira’s deadly plans; and Ko Shibasaki (The Lady Shogun and Her Men, One Missed Call) as Mika, the forbidden love of Kai’s life.
My Take on the Movie
This was beautifully done. While the concept of the film is a bit deep, I was entranced by the cinematography and the acting was strong by all of the actors within the film. Also, you gain a stronger understanding of Japanese culture and tradition as you watch this, and by contrasting to your own, you get to feel the sense of being a stranger for a change.
The move has a strong plot and a story line that continuously keeps you guessing. The movie is a strong blend of adventure and science fiction, and fans of either genre will enjoy this film. You also will be captivated by the intricate costumes, panoramic vistas and backgrounds as well as the haunting music throughout the film.
This was a strong movie that I highly recommend that you experience for yourself, I think you will too find that you get lost in the overall beauty of the film.
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