March 28, 2014

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47 Ronin hits stores April 1st #ad


Keanu Reeves (The Matrix trilogy, The Day The Earth Stood Still) stars in a reimagining of one of Japan’s timeless tales, 47 Ronin, available on Blu-ray™ 3D and Blu-ray™ Combo Packs, DVD, DIGITAL HD including UltraVioletand On Demand on April 1, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.­­­
Based on an epic story, this extraordinary tale of inspiring courage has its origins in the early 18th century. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and reclaim their honor. Transformed into a thrilling, visually stunning 3D film by director Carl Rinsch, 47 Ronin tells the story of a small group of warriors, or ronin, on a quest to avenge the death of their master. Battling across a savage world of mythical beasts, shape-shifting witches and wondrous terrors, the ronin must seek help from kai (Reeves), an enslaved half-breed they once rejected – in their ultimate fight for redemption.
Keanu Reeves leads an international cast that includes Hiroyuki Sanada (Sunshine, The Last Samurai) as Oishi, the leader of the ronin; Tadanobu Asano (The Wolverine, Thor: The Dark World) as Lord Kira, the treacherous villain who will stop at nothing to destroy his enemies; Academy Award®-nominated actress Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) as the Witch, a siren who executes Kira’s deadly plans; and Ko Shibasaki (The Lady Shogun and Her Men, One Missed Call) as Mika, the forbidden love of Kai’s life.

 The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet
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I honestly admit it, I had no clue what this movie was about going into watching it with hubby.  He insisted the other night that we must watch it and that I would enjoy it.  The film focuses on 47 samurai who are without a master (Ronin) and how they band together to  avenge the death of their master.  Keanu Reeves is looked down upon as he is considered a "half-breed", but even though he is not samurai, he posses some mad skills.  This movie also has a bit of a love story, but it is more focused on doing what is right and honoring their fallen master.  The Ronin  all must make a choice, a choice that they know can cost them their lives, but it is the noble and just route to go.   You will also see mythical creatures and  witches  in this interpretation of the 47 Ronin story.    

As a female viewer, I thought it was a decent storyline, loved the colors, the  settings (I have been to Japan 2x!), the action scenes, etc.  It was a surprising good movie. Husband on the other hand LOVED it and thought it was amazing!   It is a dude movie, but girls will enjoy it too!  An overall good movie on  integrity and honor.

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