Genroku Chûshingura (The 47 Ronin)
Genroku Chûshingura (The 47 Ronin) (1941)

Produced over a two-year period, Kenji Mizoguchi's version of the oft-filmed Seika Mayama story The 47 Ronin was too big to be confined to a single film. Thus, it was released in two parts, each running between 105 and 115 minutes. The… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 8, 1941
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Dennis Schwartz
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This was possibly the best film of Japan's war period.

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Jeremy Heilman

The relatively muted tone of The 47 Ronin doesn't prevent the ending from having emotional impact.

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