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|The Loyal 47 Ronin|
Actors: Kazuo Hasegawa, Shintar˘ Katsu, Koji Tsuruta, Raizo Ichikawa, Machiko Ky˘
Director: Kunio Watanabe
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Animation
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 o... more »
Another Master Piece
IM | Saudi Arabia | 05/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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."
Japanese mentality at its best
A. Koreli | Tbilisi, Georgia (CIS) | 09/12/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"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!
Erik C. Pihl | Sacramento, Ca. | 03/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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."