superdumb supervillain: 47 Ronin Blur-ray / DVD Giveaway

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

47 Ronin Blur-ray / DVD Giveaway

I love Keanu Reeves. I mean, he's made some clunkers over the years but it's hard not to like the guy. From River's Edge through The Matrix, he's managed to stay pretty true to himself. Smart, if not always eloquent, brooding loner type. If I were to pick a male actor to portray me, it would probably be him. Not that anyone has ever asked…



Anyhow, from what I gather, Keanu is quite a scholar of film. I was excited to hear that he was making 47 Ronin. It's a very popular legend in Japan and I assumed this would be a remake of the classic 1962 film of the same name. It's not. There is definitely some license taken with this retelling, including supernatural forces and way more explosions. 


Keanu's character is a hapa outcast who joins the erstwhile Ronin to avenge their master after he is wrongfully obliged to commit seppuku. The art direction and costuming is pretty amazing and the swirly silk robes flying everywhere are dazzling. Keanu broods and fights foes admirably, including a mythical beast that looks like Miyazaki's Spirit of the Forest.


47 Ronin is available now on Digital HDas well as Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Packs, DVD,  including UltraViolet and On Demand, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

If you'd like to win 47 Ronin Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack, leave a comment below about your favorite Keanu Reeves movie or favorite samurai film. Enter by April 18th and make sure it is easy for me to find your email. US/Canada only.

In accordance to the FTC Guidelines and the WOMMA Code of Ethics, I am disclosing that we received the item shown to facilitate this reviewNo compensation was provided. All opinions are, as usual, entirely my own.


11 comments:

  1. My favorite Keanu Reeves movie was Speed

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  2. Keanu was an absolute dreamboat in "Something's Gotta Give" as Dr. Julian Mercer. He's an absolute doll in person, too. Love him!

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  3. The Matrix is definitely my favorite Keanu Reeves Movie. I also really like Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and Speed. BWallace1980(at)Hotmail(d0t)com

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  4. The Matrix is definitely my favorite Keanu Reeves Movie. I also really like Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and Speed. BWallace1980(at)Hotmail(d0t)com

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  5. My favorite is The Devil's Advocate
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  6. My favorite Keanu Reeves movie is Constantine. But the Matrix is a very close second. I also like the Bill and Ted movies. (silly pleasure). Thanks for having the 47 Ronin giveaway!


    Ronald


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  7. The Matrix

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  8. My favorite Keanu film is Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. doubled343@outlook.com

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  9. Johnny Mnemonic or Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.
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  10. CONSTANTINE was pure nonsense but a guilty pleasure to watch!

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  11. As for the SAMURAI film...none can beat TOM CRUISE's excellent The Last Samurai! I'd call it the bloody gold standard!

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