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3.6 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews

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A timeless tale of honor and revenge, THE LOYAL 47 RONIN is the true story of a group of samurai who became ronin (masterless samurai) after their Lord was forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official. After patiently waiting and planning for over a year, they execute a daring assault on Lord Kira's estate, and exact their revenge, knowing that they would themselves be forced to commit seppuku to atone for their crime.

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  • Actors: Kazuo Hasegawa, Shintarô Katsu, Kôji Tsuruta, Raizô Ichikawa, Machiko Kyô
  • Directors: Kunio Watanabe
  • Writers: Kunio Watanabe, Fuji Yahiro, Masaharu Matsumura, Toshio Tamikado
  • Producers: Hisakazu Tsuji, Janice Hindle, Masaichi Nagata
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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    Not Rated
  • Studio: Animeigo
  • DVD Release Date: April 7, 2009
  • Run Time: 166 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001PCNZJU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,616 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Loyal 47 Ronin" on IMDb

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By Erik C. Pihl on March 8, 2010
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There are a number of versions of this story available on DVD. This is certainly one of the best. The plot develops along traditional lines. The characters are revealed as the tale unfolds. The scenes are carefully shot and the costuming is wonderful. There is only enough action to carry the story forward and not overwhelm it with violence. Even if you have another version of this film, it is worth having this one.
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I heard the story of these ronins before. Watching it was a lovely experience. They show how dedicated and persistence they are regardless of how people who wanted them to avenge their master and leader were harsh on them. The mother was upset that her son didn't avenge his master, the father in-law and other close people all were rejecting that these ronins weren't moving towards vengeance. But, these ronins were discreet and careful in their planning and finally succeeded. This is a lovely movie, it has nice setting, slow paste though, and marvelous story.
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Bushido is alive and well in this movie. This is a retold tale of 47 Ronin (masterless Samurai) who seek revenge after their master (Lord Asano) is forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) after mildly assaulting a nasty court official. I have not seen any of the other versions of this tale to compare them to this film. As the title of the movie suggests this film is all about the complete loyalty and honor these Ronin feel in planning and staging the murder of the rude court official and the others responsible for their master's death. Their planning for the attack lasts over a year and they do so knowing they will have to commit seppuku themselves for carrying out this crime. Dressed In Lord Asano's colors and insignia they avenge their master. There's something thrilling about seeing a sword fight take place against the timeless background of a wealthy, traditional Japanese home. This movie is more of a drama than an action movie as the action lasts a relatively short period of time compared to the long length of the movie. The sets and costuming are impeccable, however the acting is sometimes a little over the top and melodramatic. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie though and would recommend it to those seeking a Samurai genre drama. This is definitely a keeper DVD for my movie library. I give it 4 stars. If you are looking for something in this genre with more blood spurting, limb chopping action then 13 Assassins by director Takeshi Miike would probably be more your cup of tea than this film.
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I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys Japanese Classic Theatre. Fans of Zatoichi (blind swordsman) and Shintaro Katsu will enjoy this movie. Yes, there is not a lot of swordplay but there is a lot of action of a different kind. Anyone who has read the story of the 47 Ronin will see that this verison of the movie follows the historical story quite closely.
Looking for Samurai Blood Fountain Theatre? Sorry.
Looking for something more like the Kenau Reeves movie? Sorry.
Looking for a very well done movie based upon a classic story of Japanese History and Literature? You've found it.
My wife even liked it and she's not that big of fan of the Zatoichi movies.
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I bought the older version made in the 60's and this newer version by accident. For what ever reason I over looked the fact that they were both 47 Ronin story. I watched them back to back and I must confess I like both equally well. Sort of like seeing two different groups do a Shakespear play. I was so sure after the first one that this one could not do any better but I was wrong. I would recommend either or both.
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My daughter advertised to me this less known piece of cine-art. I was intrigued and ordered a DVD for myself. It should be shown to every civilized person! The film is not just well-designed and beautiful (and it is indeed!!!) - it shows special Japanese mentality concerned with sometimes very vague notions (for Europeans, alas) like nobility, trison, responsibility, good and evil, word of honor, and lot of other "nonsenses". Although the plot is not very complicated, the film could- and must be viewed many times!
Highly recommended!
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The tale of the 47 ronin is Japan's "Gone With the Wind"; and is Japan's national legend. The story is a true one. This really happened in Japanese history. The acting in the movie is superb and the makers of the film spared no expense in costumes and sets which easily transports the viewer of the film into 18th century Japan during the Age of the Shogun. Shintaro Katsu, star of the very successful "Zatoichi" (The Blind Swordsman) movie and later television series, plays the role of the leader of the 47 ronin (a samurai without a master). This movie must be viewed several times; in order to understand this beautiful foreign culture which is so alien to ours. I really enjoyed this foreign film.
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This has to be the worst transfer from film to digital I've ever seen. Don't worry about credits, you can't read then.The image constantly goes from white out to clear. I couldn't take 5 minutes of it, so I quit and am now warning others to stay away! It's not worth the 2 bucks let alone 3 hours of your time. You can't say I didn't warn you. Stay away, far far away!
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