Rent Unforgiven (2013)

3.6 of 5 from 103 ratings
2h 10min
Rent Unforgiven (aka Yurusarezaru Mono) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Ken Watanabe stars in the leading role as Jubei a relic of the Tokugawa Shogunate and an infamous and feared samurai. After the fall of the Shogunate regime, Jubei fought in a series of vicious battles slaying all men in his path and then vanished without a trace. More than 10 quiet years pass but the return of an old friend and poverty leads Jubei to abandon his peaceful life with his family, as he finds himself ensnared in the life of violence he thought he left behind. With his former comrade-in-arms, he confronts the hypocrites who profess to represent justice. Again in this new era, a vicious circle of violence begins.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
David Webb Peoples, Sang-il Lee
Aka:
Yurusarezaru Mono
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
Japan, Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/07/2014
Run Time:
130 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/07/2014
Run Time:
136 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Trailer

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Reviews (1) of Unforgiven

Japan gets its own back - Unforgiven review by Alphaville

Spoiler Alert
04/04/2016

Clint’s western was such a good film that this almost scene-for-scene Japanese samurai remake rarely rises above curiosity value. It’s not a bad film but you’ll spend more time comparing it with the superior original than enjoying it for its own sake. Perhaps this explains why critics liked it better than audiences. Ken Watanabe (the Clint Eastwood character) plays it po-faced moody all the way through and this is not helped by a mournful strings-heavy score. The other characters are varyingly convincing and so are the confrontations. Only Charles Bronson lookalike Koichi Sato brings excitement and fun to the piece with his swaggering ‘sheriff’ (the Gene Hackman character). As with multiple American remakes of Kurasawa films, this is a missed opportunity to match or improve on the original. Payback time.

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