Watch now



or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 

47 Ronin [DVD] [2014]

Keanu Reeves , Hiroyuki Sanada , Carl Rinsch    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)
Price: 6.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 3 Sept.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
Looking for Bargains?
Check out the DVD & Blu-ray Deals of the Week page to find this week's price-drops. Deals of the Week end on Sunday at 23:59.

Amazon Instant Video

Watch 47 Ronin instantly from 3.49 with Amazon Instant Video
Also available to rent on DVD from LOVEFiLM By Post

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Customers who order this product before the release date will also receive an UltraViolet™ (UV) copy of the title. Due to manufacturing restrictions, inclusion of UV cannot be guaranteed for customers ordering after release date.

    UltraViolet digital copies are not compatible with iTunes. Where available, UV copies can be added to your collection to instantly stream and/or download the content to your PC, Mac or compatible mobile device (including Apple devices). The UV copy can only be added to an account from the UK. Restrictions and limitations apply. Learn more about UltraViolet.



Frequently Bought Together

47 Ronin [DVD] [2014] + I, Frankenstein [DVD] + Robocop [DVD] [2014]
Price For All Three: 23.98

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi, Ko Shibasaki
  • Directors: Carl Rinsch
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English, French, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Hindi
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 12 May 2014
  • Run Time: 119 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0090JBJW0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 208 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Product Description

Carl Rinsch directs this reimagining of the Japanese tale about the revenge of the 47 Ronin starring Keanu Reeves. With the underhand machinations of their rival Lord Kira (Tadanobu Asano) blamed for the death of their master, a group of abandoned ronin recruit British-Japanese outcast Kai (Reeves) to help plan their revenge. Vastly outnumbered, but inspired by the teachings of Kuranosuke Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), Kai and the other ronin engage in a bloody battle with forces under the command of Kira's loyal subordinate Mizuki (Rinko Kikuchi).

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eastern culture diluted for Western consumption 13 May 2014
By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
In feudal Japan, when their Lord is bewitched & commits a crime, he is forced to perform sepppuku (ritual suicide by disembowelment) as punishment. Afterwards his loyal Samauri warriors are stripped of their titles, proclaimed Ronin (masterless Samurai) & banished from their province forbidden to return or face death. But knowing of the treachery committed upon their Lord, they set out to revenge his death & reclaim his honor.

As with Hollywood films that are based on true stories, we usually give them the benefit of the doubt while taking it with a pinch of salt as well. The core story of the 47 Ronin was very engrossing, and they did flesh things out for Western audiences with a few sub plots, consisting of a love story, an outsider trying to earn respect & said outsider having magical powers. In the execution it gives us plenty of time to drink in the culture & visual beauty of feudal Japan which it achieves to aplomb, while they're maybe too much talking for some, it periodically throws in various action scenes to keep you sated. Some are traditional Eastern sword fights, while the CGI laden Japanese mythology & more Western influences from other Hollywood films e.g Pirates of the Caribbean etc.. are nice embellishments/distractions & obviously done to open the film up to appeal to a wider audience.

The acting was pretty good all round, Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) puts in a decent performance in a palatable co-lead role as the solemn British/Japanese 'half breed' Kai. Alongside him are a host of Japanese actors that maintain the traditional vibe of the film as they take turns together & apart in furthering parts of the story.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining & Underrated 28 May 2014
By Timelord007 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Blu ray Info.
Region B/2.
Ratio 2.40:1
Sound:DTS Master Audio.
Running time 119 minutes approx.

Blu ray.
Picture: Sharp, Detailed & vibrant.
Sound: Crystal clear DTS Master audio sound.

Plot Synopsis.
Hunting in the forest Lord Asano of Ako & his Samurai finds a young half breed child named Kai & takes him back to there castle training him in the art of the Samurai.

Year's later Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako yet the night after the tournament Lord Asano is bewitched into harming Lord Kira of Nagato & is dishonoured into being shamed as a Ronin & is then punished in the art of performing seppuki the art of ritual suicide forced upon by the Shogun.

Kai discovers that this was a vicious plot hatched by the evil Lord Kira as Kai & Asanos Samurai warriors set out to avenge & restore honour to there former master as they set out to on there quest to bring down the Shogun order.

Timelord Thoughts.
This is a vastly underrated film that does not deserve the criticism it has been given, While not a perfect movie by any means 47 Ronin is a well directed action extravaganza featuring some well executed & choreographed action scenes.

This maybe historically inaccurate but who cares this is two hours of switch your brain off entertainment & if you go into the film with this attitude you maybe pleasantly surprised by the outcome.

After a slow bulid up actor Keanu Reeves is actually half decent as Kai who puts to use the skills he showcased so well in the Matrix trilogy & handles the part well of being a outcast who leads the Samurai on a journey to restore honour to there former master.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
57 of 65 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Massively underrated fantasy film 11 Feb 2014
By D. Krol TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
***This review is for the film only***

I had heard quite a lot of mixed comments about this film, some people thought it was the film of the year, while some really disliked it, but I do like Keanu Reeves so I thought I'd give it go anyway. I'm glad that I did.

Plot: It's about a group of proud Samurai who's master is killed and dishonoured and their status is reduced to Ronin. Only for them to rise up and seek revenge against the evil ruler and his magical witch, who are responsible

This film was panned by critics and became a huge box office flop but I really can't understand why. It's high adrenaline, action packed, exciting and has some absolutely mind blowing special effects. Ok Keanu Reeves does look a little out of place in a movie full of Japanese actors, playing out a truly Japanese story, but that is easily got past. There is quite a lot of Japanese language and subtitles in the film but most of it is in English so it's not too hard to follow.

The camera work and sound in this movie are what makes it really stand out, the unknown director really did a sterling job here and really immerses you into the magical world of the Ronin.
The acting for the most part is very good too and you really do develop a kind of kinship with some of the characters, which makes you really root for them and genuinely care about their fate.

All in all 47 Ronin is a fun, exciting, way to spend a couple of hours, it's visually stunning to look at and after a slowish start, the action and fantasy never lets up. Without giving too much away, it does leave the door open for a sequel but alas, due to its poor box office performance I doubt that we will ever see one.

8/10 Very good fantasy movie, harshly panned by the critics
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars action
very good a great action film worth watching
Published 11 hours ago by W. C. Chelton
5.0 out of 5 stars good
good
Published 12 hours ago by kickcan
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
all good and thank you!
Published 18 hours ago by Mr Nick Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Watchable
A reasonable film good action movie however is not as good the last samurai
Published 1 day ago by Dave bruce
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay
Quite exciting but not great acting, i did enjoy it though
Published 1 day ago by S. J. Love
2.0 out of 5 stars Dull as dishwater
Dull as dishwater,western perversion of a classic story.How does anyone start out Japanese & then become Keanu Reeves,must have thought we wouldn't notice,oh dear!! Read more
Published 1 day ago by SCREEN77
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it
V/good; enjoyable watch
Published 2 days ago by Mr. H,T,Suddick
4.0 out of 5 stars a great film, highly recommend to watch
we really enjoyed this film. I don't know how Keanu reeves looks so young all the time.
great story, that is based on a true story,
great acting from all... Read more
Published 2 days ago by karen bunn
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the epic it should have been
I was very disappointed. As an old school martial arts film fan as well as modern fantasy, it didn't work well on either front.
Published 4 days ago by Kavita Finn
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a watch
I antecedently bought this from Amazon when my daughter sat on the Wii remote while I was considering renting it on Prime. It was OK, Wouldn't have bought it if I had the choice. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Busby
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback