With 47 Ronin all set to release in Japan in two days, 33-minutes of behind-the-scenes footage has been released, along with an international television trailer. The footage features interviews with the cast and an inside look to what we can expect from the movie. Though the commentary is all in Japanese, 's comments all remain in English, and footage itself is well worth a look.
47 Ronin really does look quite spectacular. Those of us in North America will have to wait until Christmas for the film's release, so hopefully this extra footage can keep the bugs from crawling up your skin until then.
Let's see how this plays out. As mentioned before, action-fantasy is a hard sell to contemporary audiences. It looks visually stunning, but stepping too far from the bounds of reality can often hurt the film.
Best of luck to Keanu and the rest! 47 Ronin will be released on December 25th, 2013.
What do you guys think? Will 47 Ronin be a holiday hit?