Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced and detailed the 2D and 3D Blu-ray releases of director Carl Rinsch's 47 Ronin, starring Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi and Ko Shibasaki. The supernaturally charged action-epic arrives on Blu-ray on April 1st.
Synopsis: After a treacherous warlord (Asano) kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and reclaim their honor. Battling across a savage world of mythical beasts, shape-shifting witches and wondrous terrors, the ronin must seek help from Kai (Reeves), an enslaved half-breed they once rejected, in their ultimate fight for redemption.
47 Ronin is presented in 1080p with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround. Special features include:
Exclusive Bonus Content
Keanu & Kai — Keanu Reeves embodies one of cinema's most richly imagined heroes as Kai, the outcast who leads a small band of rebels against an army and supernatural enemies. Along with Reeves, director Carl Rinsch and other key voices from the filmmaking team reveal how this adventure would not be possible without Reeves' mastery of martial arts and total immersion in the role.
Steel Fury: The Fights of 47 Ronin — This featurette explores the intense research, choreography and rehearsals that went into creating the film's unique action sequences, including Kai's epic battle against the silver Samurai and the heart-stopping Kirin hunt sequence.
Myths, Magic & Monsters: The FX of 47 Ronin — The film's creative team reveals the technological magic it used to bring to life the creatures of ancient Japanese folklore, including The Kirin (a giant hybrid beast with the head of a dragon and the body of a deer), the Kitsune witch, the Oni troll and the demonic Tengu Monks.
Standard Bonus Content
Re-Forging the Legend — The story of 47 Ronin is one of Japan's most time-honored legends. The filmmakers talk about how they brought this "dream world" to the big screen, from script to costumes, visual design, and culture.