Blu-ray, 3D, DVD Release: 47 Ronin

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 1, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98, Blu-ray 3D Combo $49.98
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

47 Ronin47 Ronin retells ancient Japan’s most enduring legend.

The action adventure movie stars Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) as Kai, who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada, The Wolverine), the leader of 47 outcast samurai whose master was killed and dishonored by a treacherous overlord. Together they seek revenge and try to restore honor to their homeland.

ThePG-13  film is the first by director Carl Rinsch and was written by Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious 6) and Hossein Amini (Snow White and the Huntsman).

Critics panned 47 Ronin, giving it only 12% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Los Angeles Times‘ Mark Olsen called the movie “overlong” and “underwhelming.”

47 Ronin Blu-ray boxMoviegoers liked it better, but were still mixed, giving it 55%. 47 Ronin grossed an underwhelming $38 million in wide release in theaters.

The DVD contains one bonus: the featurette “Re-forging the Legend.”

Both the Blu-ray/DVD Combo and Blu-ray 3D Combo add these:

  • “Keanu & Kal”
  • “Steel Fury: The Fights of 47 Ronin
  • “Myths, Magic & Monsters: The FX of 47 Ronin
  • and digital copy via UltraViolet.
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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.