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Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai

Author: Sojiro MotokiAkira KurosawaShinobu HashimotoHideo OguniAsakazu NakaiAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Janus Films : Criterion Collection [distributor], ©2006.
Series: 50 years of Janus Films.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : JapaneseView 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
Adventure
Drama
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sojiro Motoki; Akira Kurosawa; Shinobu Hashimoto; Hideo Oguni; Asakazu Nakai; Toshirō Mifune; Takashi Shimura; Keiko Tsushima; Yukiko Shimazaki; Kamatari Fujiwara; Daisuke Katō; Isao Kimura; Minoru Chiaki; Seiji Miyaguchi; Bokuzen Hidari; Yoshio Inaba; Yoshio Tsuchiya; Fumio Hayasaka; Janus Films.; Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
OCLC Number: 77229200
Language Note: In Japanese, with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Credits from English subtitles and book which accompanies set.
Originally released as motion picture in 1954.
Released as part of the "Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films."
Credits: Music by Fumio Hayasaka ; production design, Takashi Matsuyama ; historical research, Kohei Ezaki (folklore), Yoshio Sugino (fencing), Ienori Kaneko (archery), Shigeru Endo (archery).
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Daisuke Kato, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi, Bokuzen Hidari, Yoshio Inaba, Yoshio Tsuchiya.
Description: 1 videodisc (207 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Contents: "Is there no god to protect us?" --
Shopping for samurai --
Death of a thief --
A master and his disciples --
Samurai auditions : part I --
Samurai auditions : part II --
The seventh samurai --
Frightened village --
False alarm --
Making plans --
"Still a child" --
Samurai armor --
The secret garden --
Training --
Intermission --
Harvesting --
Night watch --
Building barricades --
The scouts --
The surprise attack --
Funeral --
The first battle --
Night skirmish --
The second battle --
Behind the lines --
That night --
The last battle --
Finale.
Series Title: 50 years of Janus Films.
Other Titles: Seven samurai
Essential art house.
Responsibility: Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; cinematography by Asakazu Nakai ; 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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