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April 1, 2014 DVD, Blu-ray & 3D: '47 Ronin' with Keanu Reeves & Hiroyuki Sanada

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Keanu Reeves stars in the epic action-adventure film 47 Ronin, a re-imagining of one of Japan’s true-life timeless tales of inspiring courage about 47 leaderless samurai who vow to avenge the murder of their master and reclaim their honor. Playing the role of the enslaved half-breed Kai, Reeves leads an international cast that includes: Hiroyuki Sanada as Oishi, the leader of the ronin; Tadanobu Asano as Lord Kira, the treacherous villain who will stop at nothing to destroy his enemies; Academy Award-nominated actress Rinko Kikuchi as the Witch, a siren who executes Kira's deadly plans; and Ko Shibasaki as Mika, the forbidden love of Kai's life. Carl Rinsch makes his feature directorial debut.

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Set in the early 18th century, the benevolent Lord Asano Naganori is tricked by his ruthless adversary Lord Kira into bringing shame to his family. Using a siren’s help, Kira makes Asano attack him while unarmed, an offense punishable by death. Sentenced by the Shogun to die honorably, Asano commits seppuku and his retainers, the samurai led by Oishi, are left without a master becoming ronin. Furthermore, the Shogun forbids the ronin from seeking revenge and Asano’s daughter Mika is given one year to mourn before marrying Kira to end any feuds. Banished, the ronin are driven from their homes and dispersed across the land vowing to seek vengeance and reclaim their honor. With the help of an enslaved half-Japanese, half-British outcast named Kai -- who Asano once saved and loves Mika, the ronin engage in the ultimate fight for redemption in a savage world filled with mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. Although once rejected by the ronin, Kai becomes the outnumbered warriors’ deadliest weapon and heroic inspiration as they confront their enemy and seize eternity.

DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D special features include deleted scenes and bonus featurette “Re-Forging the Legend,” where the filmmakers talk about how they brought this "dream world" to the big screen, from script to costumes, visual design, and culture. Exclusive to Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D are three additional featurettes. In “Keanu & Kai,” Keanu Reeves embodies one of cinema's most richly imagined heroes as Kai, the outcast who leads a small band of rebels against an army and supernatural enemies; along with Reeves, director Carl Rinsch and other key voices from the filmmaking team reveal how this adventure would not be possible without Reeves' mastery of martial arts and total immersion in the role. In “Steel Fury: The Fights of 47 Ronin,” it explores the intense research, choreography and rehearsals that went into creating the film's unique action sequences, including Kai's epic battle against the silver Samurai and the heart-stopping Kirin hunt sequence. And in “Myths, Magic & Monsters: The FX of 47 Ronin,” 47 Ronin's world-class creative team reveals the technological magic it used to bring to life the creatures of ancient Japanese folklore, including The Kirin (a giant hybrid beast with the head of a dragon and the body of a deer), the Kitsune witch, the Oni troll and the demonic Tengu Monks.

Cast:

  • Keanu Reeves as Kai
  • Hiroyuki Sanada as Oishi
  • Kou Shibasaki as Mika
  • Tadanobu Asano as Lord Kira
  • Min Tanaka as Lord Asano
  • Jin Akanishi as Chikara
  • Masayoshi Haneda as Yasuno
  • Hiroshi Sogabe as Hazama
  • Neil Fingleton as Lovecraftian Samurai
  • Takato Yonemoto as Basho
  • Hiroshi Yamada as Hara
  • Shu Nakajima as Horibe
  • Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Shogun Tsunayoshi
  • Rinko Kikuchi as Mizuki
  • Yorick van Wageningen as Kapitan
  • Rick Genest as Savage

DVD Special Features:

  • Re-Forging the Legend — The story of 47 Ronin is one of Japan's most time-honored legends. The filmmakers talk about how they brought this "dream world" to the big screen, from script to costumes, visual design, and culture.
  • Deleted Scenes

Blu-ray Special Features:

Includes all DVD Special Features plus:

  • Keanu & Kai — Keanu Reeves embodies one of cinema's most richly imagined heroes as Kai, the outcast who leads a small band of rebels against an army and supernatural enemies. Along with Reeves, director Carl Rinsch and other key voices from the filmmaking team reveal how this adventure would not be possible without Reeves' mastery of martial arts and total immersion in the role.
  • Steel Fury: The Fights of 47 Ronin — This featurette explores the intense research, choreography and rehearsals that went into creating the film's unique action sequences, including Kai's epic battle against the silver Samurai and the heart-stopping Kirin hunt sequence.
  • Myths, Magic & Monsters: The FX of 47 Ronin47 Ronin's world-class creative team reveals the technological magic it used to bring to life the creatures of ancient Japanese folklore, including The Kirin (a giant hybrid beast with the head of a dragon and the body of a deer), the Kitsune witch, the Oni troll and the demonic Tengu Monks.

Blu-ray 3D Special Features:

Includes all Blu-ray Special Features plus:

  • 3D Version of Feature Film

Exclusives:

Czech Republic
Release Date: April 30, 2014

Germany
Release Date: June 5, 2014

Korea
Release Date: April 22, 2014

Best Prices:

DVD - $17.99 at Amazon.com, Best Buy, Target, $25.48 at Walmart.com

Blu-ray Combo Pack (includes DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $22.99 at Amazon.com, Best Buy, Target, $29.73 at Walmart.com

Blu-ray 2D+3D Combo Pack (includes DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $27.99 at Amazon.com, Best Buy, $42.48 at Walmart.com

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