47 Ronin (2013)

47 Ronin is a 2013 3D action movie directed by Carl Erik Rinsch. It was originally slated for release on November 21, 2012, but was pushed back to February 8, 2013 for further special effects work. It was later pushed back once again to Christmas Day 2013. It was later revealed that the film will actually premiere in Japan on December 6.

The film is based on the Japanese Chushingura legend, which is a fictionalized account of the real-life revenge of the Forty-seven Ronin for the death of their master, Asano Naganori. Because Chushingura is considered to be a separate entity from actual historical events, it’s common for minor details to change for each adaptation, even though the main theme of defending your honor in the face of certain death remains the same.

Movie info

Premiere date
December 6, 2013
Release date
December 25, 2013
Distributed by
Universal Pictures
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Plot

An outcast named Kai joins a group of 47 ronin led by a man named Kuranosuke Oishi who’s on a selfless mission to reclaim his former master’s honor. Oishi’s master was murdered by the evil Lord Kira, who subsequently banished his group. Along the way, they face unimaginable horrors set in their path by Kira’s top aide, the mysterious Lady Mizuki.

Featured Cast

No photo available Keanu Reeves Kai
hiroyuki-sanada Hiroyuki Sanada Oishi Kuranosuke
Kou Shibasaki Kou Shibasaki Mika
Tadanobu Asano Tadanobu Asano Lord Kira
Rinko Kikuchi Rinko Kikuchi Lady Mizuki
jin-akanishi Jin Akanishi Oishi Chikara
cary-hiroyuki-tagawa Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Shogun
No photo available Tanroh Ishida Shogun's Adjutant
No photo available Togo Igawa Tengu Lord
natsuki-kunimoto Natsuki Kunimoto Oishi Kuranosuke's wife
No photo available Haruka Abe Mika's Handmaiden
No photo available Tomoko Komura Mika's Handmaiden

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Last Updated Jul 10, 2014 at 09:56:28 EDT