In 1701, Lord Takuminokami Asano has a feud with Lord Kira and he tries to kill Kira in the corridors of the Shogun's palace. The Shogun sentences Lord Asano to commit suppuku and deprives ... See full summary »
Japan's timeless tale of honor and revenge, the Loyal 47 Ronin is the true story of group of samurai who became ronin (masterless samurai) after their Lord was forced to commit seppuku (... See full summary »
Yukinojo, a Kabuki actor, seeks revenge by destroying the three men who caused the deaths of his parents. Also involved are the daughter of one of Yukinojo's targets, two master thieves, and a swordsman who himself is out to kill Yukinojo.
Decent adaptation that's not really for anyone who doesn't already know the story
Kon Ichikawa's adaptation of the extremely popular "Chushingura" is good, but probably not a great intro for western audiences. It very much assumes that the viewer is familiar with the story and starts it in flight with very little explanation. That reservation aside, it's a great adaptation that has many stylistic call backs to chanbara cinema of the 60's without feeling old fashioned.
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