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47 RONIN (2013)

47 RONIN <span>(2013)</span> artwork

47 RONIN (2013)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 119

Release dates 26/12/2013

BBFCInsight Contains moderate violence

Genre(s) Fantasy, Drama, Adventure

Director(s) Carl Rinsch

Cast includes Keanu Reeves, Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Jin Akanishi, Rick Genest

Summary From ancient Japan's most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors. 47 Ronin is helmed by visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch (The Gift). Inspired by styles as diverse as Miyazaki and Hokusai, Rinsch will bring to life the stunning landscapes and enormous battles that will display the timeless Ronin story to global audiences in a way that's never been seen before.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 16/12/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

47 RONIN is a fantasy action adventure, set in Shogunate Japan, in which a group of former samurai warriors and a slave set out to avenge the death of their master. It is rated 12A for moderate violence.

The film includes several sword fights and a couple of large-scale battles. However, little is seen in terms of blood or injury detail. Two scenes include the brief holding aloft of severed heads, but there is little detail and no sight of blood. In two other scenes it is implied that one or more characters commit 'seppuku' (ritual suicide by disembowelment), but these scenes are devoid of any injury detail or gore.

In a fantasy sequence the principal villain is seen lying on top of a struggling woman. There is neither nudity, nor any overt sexual activity, but the scene does briefly and discreetly imply sexual assault.

No-one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. No-one younger than 12 may rent or buy a 12 rated video or DVD.



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Universal Pictures Int (UK),Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd
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Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience

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