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Author: 本木荘二郎. 黒澤明, 三船敏郎, 志村喬, ; ; Sōjirō MotokiAkira KurosawaShinobu HashimotoHideo OguniAll authors
Publisher: Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, [2006] ©2006
Series: Criterion collection, 2.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system   Book : Japanese : Special edition, English subtitled versionView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits.
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Genre/Form: Adventure films
Samurai films
Action and adventure films
Feature films
Fiction films
Foreign films
Motion pictures
Japanese language films
Drama
History
Adventure
Feature
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: 本木荘二郎. 黒澤明, 三船敏郎, 志村喬, ; ; Sōjirō Motoki; Akira Kurosawa; Shinobu Hashimoto; Hideo Oguni; Toshirō Mifune; Takashi Shimura; Keiko Tsushima; Yukiko Shimazaki; Kamatari Fujiwara; Daisuke Katō; Isao Kimura; Minoru Chiaki; Seiji Miyaguchi; Yoshio Kosugi; Bokuzen Hidari; Yoshio Inaba; Yoshio Tsuchiya; Asakazu Nakai; So Matsuyama; Fumio Hayasaka; Janus Films.; Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 6310335847 9786310335841
OCLC Number: 71367893
Language Note: Soundtrack: Japanese; with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Title and credits from English subtitles, transliterated from the Japanese.
Edition from container and disc label.
Series numbering from container spine.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Special features: Disc 1: Two audio commentaries--one by film scholars David Desser, Joan Mellen, Stephen Prince, Tony Rayns, and Donald Richie, and one by Japanese-film expert Michael Jeck; theatrical trailers and teaser; gallery of rare posters and behind-the-scenes and production stills ; Disc 2: A 50-minute documentary on the making of 'Seven samurai', created as part of the "Toho masterworks" series "Akira Kurosawa : it is wonderful to create" ; Disc 3: "My life in cinema", a two-hour video conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nagisa Oshima from 1993, produced by the Directors Guild of Japan; "'Seven samurai': origins and influences", a new documentary looking at the samurai traditions and films that impacted Kurosawa's masterpiece.
Booklet features essays by Kenneth Turan, Peter Cowie, Philip Kemp, Peggy Chiao, Alain Silver, and Stuart Galbraith IV; tributes from Arthur Penn and Sidney Lumet; and a reminiscence by Toshiro Mifune.
Credits: Cinematography, Asakazu Nakai ; music, Fumio Hayasaka ; art direction, Takashi Matsuyama.
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Daisuke Kato, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi, Yoshio Kosugi, Bokuzen Hidari, Yoshio Inaba, Yoshio Tsuchiya.
Description: 3 videodiscs (207 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (55 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Details: DVD; region 1; full screen presentation (1.33:1 aspect); Dolby Digital mono, Dolby Digital surround; NTSC; restored high-definition digital transfer.
Contents: Disc 1: The film, pt. 1 --
Disc 2: The film, pt. 2 --
Disc 3: The supplements.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 2.
Other Titles: Shichinin no samurai (Motion picture)
Shichinin no samurai
7 samurai
Responsibility: Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits.

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