47 RONIN OUT ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK INCLUDING BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL HD WITH ULTRAVIOLET™ ON APRIL 1, 2014
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Keanu Reeves 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 Thoughts: 47 Ronin is a mythical tale about a group of outcast samurai soldiers. Keanu Reeves and my personal favorite, Hiroyuki Sanada plays the role of a fallen samurai soldier who is finally released from capture to avenge his leaders death. 47 Ronin takes the Japanese story and puts a western spin on it utilizing Reeves character as a half breed who had been raised in the forest by demons, but alter rescued and adopted. The neighboring providence's leader is plotting to take over with his sorceress sidekick. Some of the best scenes are of this very witch and the amazing CGI effects. These 47 samurai soldiers and Reeves character fight their way across the forest and fight eery sort of terror you could imagine. Japanese culture and fantasy play well into 47 Ronin and you will not be disappointed if you are a huge fan of this culture. My son and I are huge fans of Hiroyuki Sanada, so we actually really loved 47 Ronin! He does not disappoint in this movie!