In March of 1701, Asano, a young provincial lord invited to attend formal ceremonies at the Shogun’s castle, receives special instructions in etiquette for the occasion, but neglects to pay the customary gratuity to his instructor, Kira. Kira insults Asano publicly for the slight, prompting the outraged Asano to draw his sward against the older man within the castle, a capital offense. Asano is then forced to commit seppuku and his fief is confiscated, his retainers dispersed. Twenty-one months later, after making elaborate plans, forty-seven of Asano’s loyal retainers attack Kira’s mansion on a snowy night and take their revenge. Though their vendetta was criminal, the forty-seven attract the sympathies of the public and government alike and are allowed the privilege of dying honourably at their own hands.
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Roy G (ru) wrote: It's clearly low-budget and frequently low-minded, but there's certainly some fun to be found.
Trevor C (de) wrote: Who ever likes bio this is the bio of Uschi Obermaier in the 70's. Who likes Blow will surely like this film though it contains quite some nude scenes, it shows the world of a model in those years.
Andrew C (ca) wrote: Not great. Less than run of the mill (romantic comedy?).Freddie Prinze Jnr is what he is and the female lead (whose name I do not remember for good reason) is just not convincing or very likeable (adorable, what a joke!). The whole thing feels a bit cheap and throwing a serious illness into the mix (the complexities of which are barely touched on) just isn't enough to justify this rubbish.
Andrew K (gb) wrote: I give it credit for being something fresh and different for me, but I think there's a reason I don't generally watch movies like this. I think it's just way too subtle for my taste.
Fascade F (kr) wrote: Undisputed 3: Redemption was Awesome...totally awesome! The fight scenes make you hungry for more!!!! See this...it was incredible! Loved it.
Skyler B (mx) wrote: This is actually rather funny.
Charlene B (gb) wrote: Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant her boyfriend has kicked her out. She accidentaly ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant. The train wrecks and she wakes up in the hosptial to find out that it's been assumed that she's Patricia. Hugh's mother takes her in and she falls in love with Hugh's brother Bill. Just when she thinks everything is going her way, her ex-boyfriend shows up.
Monique J (au) wrote: Best Movie with the Best Quotes Ever!! Love it! Love It! Love It! "The car was all over da road!"
danny d (ag) wrote: thank the criterion collection for putting together a coherent translation of this film. such a great precedent for other fight films to come. this film hits an emotional chord too many other martial arts films fail to hit, and the sequences only improve as they go on. the climax is fantastic, and the heart behind sugata's struggle reveals a depth to the plot seldom seen in this genre. a wonderful film.
Nick H (jp) wrote: Enjoyed, good film & plot, needed a bit of depth to the story & conversations tho.. ending was odd & unexplained
Anthony G (us) wrote: Cool film noir adaptation of a great book! The tension and mystery is taut throughout the film with solid and steamy performances from the entire cast. Campbell Scott's work continues to impress in its subtlty and Brody is solid as conflicted family man hearing the call of the wild. Watch it! Brings back my appreciation for the genre and the actors. Anthony