This is your Jidai-Geki. On steroids.

Trailer 1 – 47 Ronin

Keanu Reeves makes a much-welcome return to the big-screen in this historical action-fantasy (based on a well-embellished account) set in Samurai-era Japan.  Sure, liberties have been somewhat taken, but who cares??


Ostensibly, he may have caught up on his wuxia while co-starring and directing Man Of Tai Chi in China – because it shows right up there.  No doubt about it, the billowing silks of the assassins betray the Chinese genre‘s influence in this one.

Also starring in this film – opening worldwide December 2013 – are Rinko Kiuchi (Pacific Rim), Tadanobu Asano (Ichi The Killer, Thor, Battleship) and Japanese screen legend Hiroyuki Sanada.

Expect a January 2014 release in this here neck of the woods (no thanks to that sucky MMFF)

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