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47 Ronin, The: Parts 1 & 2

Mizoguchi, Kenji

YDM DVD Video

Title:
47 Ronin, The: Parts 1 & 2
Alternate Title:
The Loyal 47 Ronin; Genroku Chushingura
Director:
Mizoguchi, Kenji
Production Co:
Shochiku Co.; Koa Eiga
Description:
DVD - Region 1.   viewing copy.   1 videodisc of 1.
Feature.   222 minutes.   b/w.   fullscreen.   sound - Dolby digital monaural.  
Country:
Japan
Year:
1941
Publisher:
YDM DVD Video
Language:
Japanese with optional English or Korean subtitles
Genre:
Action Adventure, Martial Arts, Drama
Notes:
In 1701 in the royal capital of Edo, Lord Asano is goaded into attacking the higher ranking Lord Kiru while on sacred ground. As a result of this grave offense, Asano is told to commit hara-kiri, his house is abolished and his properties abandoned. But 47 of Asano’s samurai retainers vow vengeance upon Lord Kiru. Carrying out this plot, however, comes at a terrible price, for they will ultimately have to take their own lives in order not to dishonor Asano’s memory. Note: image somewhat flickery.
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