47 Ronin, Part 1 Movie Review 1942

Information and Film Reviews for 47 Ronin, Part 1 the Movie

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Turn of the 18th-century epic chronicling the samurai legend. The warriors of Lord Asano set out to avenge their leader, tricked into committing a forced seppuku, or hara-kiri. The photography is generously laden with views of 18th century gardens as well as panoramic vistas. This is the largest and most popular film of the Kabuki version of the story by Seika Mayama. In Japanese with English subtitles.

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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 111 minutes.
Originally from Japanese.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Historical Drama, Japan, Samurai
Screenplay
Yoshikata Yoda, Kenchiro Hara
Cast
Yoshisaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa, Chojuro Kawarazaki, Kunitaro Kawarazaki, Mantoyo Mimasu, Mieko Takamine
Cinematography
Kohei Sugiyama
Director
Kenji Mizoguchi
Music
Shiro Fukai

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