International Title
Chushingura
Japanese Title
 忠臣蔵: 花の巻 雪の巻
 [Chushingura: Hana no Maki, Yuki no Maki]
Production: Toho
Distributor: Toho Japan: 1962
  Time: 207 minutes
 
Initial US Title
 Chushingura
US Distributor: Toho (1963) Time: 115 minutes
Alternate Movie Titles:
Chushingura: Flower Volume, Snow Volume [Literal Translation]
47 Ronin [Alternate US Registered Title]


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Details
A young lord, due to efforts to thwart corruption in the Shogunate and not bribe officers, is tricked into drawing his weapon at a meeting with the envoys. The punishment for the act is death and the young lord commits ritual suicide, leaving his 47 samurai warriors without a master: now ronins. Although duty binds them to the Shogun, they are obligated to avenge their fallen lord due to injustice, creating a deep conflict between what the 47 ronin should do.

Staff
Directed by Hiroshi Inagaki
Writing credits Toshio Yasumi, Izumo Takeda, Senryu Namiki, Shoraku Miyoshi
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Inagaki, Sanezumi Fujimoto
Music by Akira Ifukube
Cinematography by Kazuo Yamada
Film Editing by Koichi Iwashita
Production Design by Kisaku Ito
Assistant Director Teruo Maru, Masahiro Takase
Director of Special Effects Eiji Tsuburaya
Cast
Kuranosuke Oishi, Chamberlain Koshiro Matsumoto
Naganori Asano, Lord Yuzo Kayama
Yasubei Horibe Tatsuya Mihashi
Gunpei Takada Akira Takarada
Kinemon Okano Yosuke Natsuki
Kazuemon Fuwa Makoto Sato
Jyujiro Kan Tadao Takashima
Asano Official Seizaburo Kawazu
Hyobu Chishaka Takashi Shimura
Kichiemon Terasaka Daisuke Kato
Awajinokami Wakisake, Lord Keiju Kobayashi
Chikara Tsuchiya Ryo Ikebe
Genba Tawaraboshi Toshiro Mifune
Riku Oishi Setsuko Hara
Aguri Asano Yoko Tsukasa
Okaru Reiko Dan
Otsuya Yuriko Hoshi
Ume Yumi Shirakawa
Saho Kumi Mizuno
Woman Refugee Mie Hama
Miyuki, Asano's Maid Yoko Fujiyama
Ofumi Junko Ikeuchi
Otoki, Hanbei's Wife Keiko Awaji
Ukigumo Michiyo Aratama
Hanbei Hisaya Morishige
Heigoro, Carpenter Frankie Sakai
Toshibei, Male Geisha Norihei Miki
Otokichi, of the Tatami Shop Kingoro Yanagiya
Tachu Matsubara Yoshitomi Masuda
Tokuzo, of the Ueki Shop Mutoshi Yanami
Nonta, Heigoro's Cousin Toru Yuri
Denpachi, Heigoro's Cousin Toshiaki Minami
Debashu Yanagisawa Kyu Sazanka
Denpachiro Tamura, Lord Ichiro Arishima
Gengo Otaka Hiroshi Koizumi
Yushichi Takebayashi Yu Fujiki
Date, Lord Akira Kubo
Yajuemon Okajima Akihiko Hirata
Aminori Uesugi Hiroshi Tachikawa
Daigaku Asano Tatsuyoshi Ehara
Heihachiro Kobayashi Tadao Nakamaru
Shusui Kishima, Spy Sachio Sakai
Matanosho Shoita, Saho's brother Yoshio Tsuchiya
Kyubei, Innkeeper Kamatari Fujiwara
Kiken Murakami Jun Tazaki
Yosubei Kajikawa Susumu Fujita
Seikanji, of the Chunagons Ken Uehara
Sanjyuji Kaizuka Jun Funato
Sezaemon Oishi Hisaya Ito
Takano, of the Chunagons Hideyo Amamoto
Asano Samurai Kenji Sahara, Ren Yamamoto, Nadao Kirino
Katafu Kanse Heihachiro Okawa
Rishichi Shigeki Ishida
Tatami Maker Ikio Sawamura
Yahei Hattori, Yasubei's father Yoshio Kosugi
Otama Sonomi Nakajima
Okyo, Guard Machiko Kitagawa
Yoshinaga Kira, Lord Chusha Ichikawa
Okyo, Sasaya's Wife Haruko Togo
Otomi, Kyubei's Wife Atsuko Ichinomiya
Ofude Chieko Nakakita
Souemon Hara Ryosuke Kagawa
Matazaemon Fujii Shoji Kiyokawa
Matsuemon, Heigoro's Uncle Unpei Yokoyama
Gensuke Koga Gen Shimizu
Ikaku Shimizu Jotaro Togami
Tomiko, Konosuke's Wife Sadako Sawamura
Yanagihara of the Dainagons Ichiro Chiba
Sanpei Kanno Mannosuke Nakamura
- Nami Tamura
- Mitsuko Kusabue
- Kiyoshi Kodama
- Kozo Nomura
- Ko Mishima
- Kunio Otsuka
- Akira Tani
- Yoshifumi Tajima
- Keiko Yanagawa
- Mieko Beni
- Misako Asuka
- Hiromi Mineoka
- Yaeko Izumo
- Haruya Kato
- Yoji Misaki
- Kiyoko Tsuji
- Kumeko Otowa
- Teruko Mita
- Noriko Sakabe
- Naoko Sakabe
- Senkichi Omura
- Shin Otomo
- Yutaka Nakayama
- Mitsuo Tsuda
- Keiichiro Katsumoto
- Hiroshi Agetsu
- Haruo Suzuki
- Jun Kuroki
- Kanso Uni
- Koji Iwamoto
- Katsumi Tezuka
- Akio Kusama
- Kaneyuki Tsubono
- Kosuke Uruki
- Rinsaku Ogata
- Hiroshi Sekita
- Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi
- Masaki Shinohara
- Ryuichi Hosokawa
- Saburo Kadowaki
- Tadashi Okabe
- Akira Yamada
- Junpei Natsuki
- Koichi Sato
- Kenzo Echigo
- Jiro Mitsuaki
- Shoji Ikeda
- Junichiro Mukai
- Shogoro Ichikawa
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
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Posters

DVDs and Blu-Ray
Region 1 Chushingura Image Entertainment (1998) Order
Region 2 Chushingura: Flowers Volume, Snow Volume Toho (2004)

Reviews
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