In keeping with the broadcasting of the Super-hero, Science Fiction, Action and Animated features that we know our readership will take to I’m announcing this Christmas Day film opening “47 Ronin”. I’ll admit I was unclear on what it was but the commercial sure looked fun so here we are.
Copying directly from the film’s Wiki entry it appears that “47 Ronin is a 2013 American fantasy action film depicting a fictional account of the forty-seven Ronin, a real-life group of samurai in 18th-century Japan who avenge the murder of their master (stories, plays and other dramatic performances of the 47 Ronin story are commonly referred to as Chushingura in Japan). Being produced by Universal Studios, the film is directed by Carl Erik Rinsch. The main cast (listed below) will be joined by an ensemble of other Japanese actors. The outcast Kai joins a group of ronin, led by Kuranosuke Oishi, who seeks vengeance on Lord Kira for killing their master and banishing the group. The Ronin embark on a journey with challenges that would defeat most warriors.”
Keanu Reeves as Kai. (the character was created for the film)
Tadanobu Asano as Lord Kira, the Shogun’s master of ceremonies
Rinko Kikuchi as Mizuki, a lady who serves Lord Kira
Hiroyuki Sanada as Kuranosuke Oishi, the leader of the Ronin
Kou Shibasaki as Mika, the slain master’s daughter and Kai’s love interest
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as the Shogun
Jin Akanishi as Chikara Oishi, Kuranosuke’s son
Rick Genest as Savage
Will you be checking out this film after opening your presents (that is if you are someone who celebrates this particular holiday).