Chushingura in Film

The story of the 47 Ronin is one of the most common themes of period films in modern Japan, at least until the early 1960s.  Of some 140 films that deal in some way with the Chushingura legend, the great majority were made before World War II and are now lost.  Only two are currently available with English subtitles, of which summaries and analyses are provided here.