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.
- Premiere date
- December 6, 2013
- Release date
- December 25, 2013
- Distributed by
- Universal Pictures
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.
|Hiroyuki Sanada||Oishi Kuranosuke|
|Tadanobu Asano||Lord Kira|
|Rinko Kikuchi||Lady Mizuki|
|Jin Akanishi||Oishi Chikara|
|Tanroh Ishida||Shogun's Adjutant|
|Togo Igawa||Tengu Lord|
|Natsuki Kunimoto||Oishi Kuranosuke's wife|
|Haruka Abe||Mika's Handmaiden|
|Tomoko Komura||Mika's Handmaiden|