This is a film made for 3D
effects. Those effects are more important than anything else in the film. This
particular product has the film in normal Blu-ray Disc for those who are not
equipped or for those who do not care for the 3D effects because they
obliterate your critical vision.
That is just the point. The film
as for its content is very limited. In the Samurai times of Japan two rival
local rulers get into some kind of strife because the younger ruler uses the
services of a witch to reach his target and that target is to get the older
ruler from next door eliminated and his daughter bound to marry him. At the
same time the Samurais of the older ruler are banned and forbidden to take
A half-breed, Kai, half European,
half Japanese, rejected by all, has been trained by some special and sort of
supernatural Buddhist order and as such has developed some super power,
essentially extreme speed in reactions and unexpected attack from the side
negotiating the direct central attack.
The banned Samurais get him out
of his slavery as a prize fighter on some ship in some harbor to provide them
with his special powers and his contact with his original order to get weapons.
That’s how they end up 47 Samurais against the younger ruler on the day when he
is going to be married to the daughter of the older ruler.
The rest is only special effects
and the end is banal.
The supreme ruler of Japan imposes
the normal end to the disobedient Samurais: death by their own hands, seppuku
or ritual disembowelment (don’t worry you only see the shoulders of the
Samurais: no bowels are visible: note that kind of death is a slow death). Only
one is saved: the son of the leading Samurai. An ending showing the honor code
of these Samurais who are eliminated though they only asked for justice and
since it was not given to them they just took justice in their own hands and
worked it out by themselves. When a system reaches such a point of absurdity it
is bound to end very badly. And it did in 1945.