Chushingura [Widescreen]

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Synopsis

This sweeping historical epic has sometimes been labelled the Gone with the Wind of Japan; at any rate, it's almost the same length as Gone (the film was originally released in two parts). Chusha Ichikawa plays a powerful and ruthless feudal lord who battles virtuous young noble Yuzo Kayama. Ichikawa is temporarily victorious when he tricks Kayama into committing Hara Kiri. Vengeance is meted out by Kayama's forty-seven samurai retainers. Based on a venerable Japanese legend, the story of Chushingura has been filmed several times, but only the 1941 version (47 Ronin) matched the grandeur of director Hiroshi Inagaki's 1962 version. In some English-speaking countries, Chushingura has been released in a shorter version titled The Loyal 47 Ronin. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Chapter List

Side #1
0. Chapters
1. Main title [3:56]
2. Part I: Blossoms [3:25]
3. Edo [5:04]
4. The values of life [3:51]
5. Lord Asano [3:39]
6. A visit from Lord Kira [7:04]
7. A matter of honor [6:22]
8. Receiving the envoys [5:38]
9. Asano's breaking point [7:18]
10. Formal questioning [5:53]
11. Following orders [4:37]
12. Kira's pain [2:01]
13. March 15, 1701: Couriers on the run [2:34]
14. The Asano Clan Castle in Ako [5:38]
15. The army of Lord Wakisaka [6:35]
16. Blood pledge [4:42]
17. Surrendering the castle [5:35]
18. Hyobu the protector [3:06]
19. Oishi's home in Yamashina [4:06]
20. Refuge in a brothel [6:48]
21. Sampei's honor [7:38]
22. Oishi gets the news [3:16]
23. Time for revenge; Off to Tajima [8:00]
24. Part II: Snow [3:00]
25. An Edo carpenter [5:15]
26. Okano proposes [6:41]
27. Kira's public appearance [2:31]
28. After the plans [4:23]
29. Duel with Tawaraboshi [3:11]
30. Imperial envoy: Mitsutada Obana [6:35]
31. Studying the plans [4:25]
32. Farewell to Lady Asano [6:55]
33. Time to get ready [6:25]
34. The Samurai gather [5:26]
35. Dropouts [4:35]
36. The loyal 47 [4:24]
37. The truth about Kuranosuké [1:40]
38. March on Kira's mansion [8:58]
39. The elusive Lord Kira [6:59]
40. Retribution [3:33]
41. Their final fate [5:09]