The Weekender has posted a piece, ’47 Ronin: Samurais & Swordfights’, to promote the film. In addition to providing a synopsis of the story line, they also say:
…the film brings to life the stunning landscapes and enormous battle sequences that depict the saga in a way that honours the mysteries of the Samurai.
One can’t help but feel that some scenes are a nod to the master of samurai films, Akira Kurosawa. The scenes and sequences evoke a sense of the epic and the dramatic.
47 Ronin touts masterful displays of swordsmanship accompanied with amazing renderings of an ancient and lush world long past.
The piece is here (via google alert).