Tuesday 13 May 2014

47 Ronin DVD Release Review

47cover4 Star Legendary Japanese tale of honour and loyalty

Director Carl Rinsch's first foray into the big time, big screen, sees a reasonable make of the fictional Japanese tale of the real-life 47 Ronin who with no Samurai Master, go on a journey to avenge their master who was tricked into committing seppuku.
47kaiSet in feudal 18th Century Japan we see a young boy fleeing from a forest, shaven headed with long scars upon his scalp, he collaspses in a creak and a young male tries to put an end to the demons life. But Lord Asano stops him saying that he is a human boy, they back to the lords house where he is tended buy his daughter. A half breed is not accepted especially when he is distrusted as a demon.
47beastBut Kai, (Keanu Reeves, The Matrix) grows up to be a strong young man kept at the fringes of the lords grounds in a hovel. He lives in the beautiful and prosperous land of Ako and their is going to be a tournament over seen by Shogun Tsunayoshi, (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Pearl Harbour) but his safety is in jeopardy as there is a huge beast roaming the land. The Shoguns go on a hunt for the beast with Kai tagging along as he has strange tracking abilities. He tells Oishi, (Hiroyuki Sanada, The Wolverine) that the best idea is to set a trap but this is ignored and he tells Asano the beast is over the hill and they all give chase, Kai catches up with the beast as an un-horsed Yasuno, (Masayoshi Haneda, Emporer) lies on the ground with his sword some feet away, the beast sees them and charges Yasuno cannot move so Kai rushes forward and slays the beast. But he doesn't get the credit, it falls on Yasuno.

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