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Seven samurai / [videorecording] / Toho Company presents a Janus Films release ; production, Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998 (Added Author). Mifune, Toshirō, 1920-1997 (Added Author). Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982 (Added Author). Jeck, Michael. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 5 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood EDVD SEV (Text) 36626101810240 AV Entertainment DVD Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison DVD SEVE (Text) 39391005903305 DVD Checked out 12/12/2016
Melton Public Library - Melton A DVD FIC SEV (Text) 79591000043238 Adult-DVD Available -
Monon Town and Township Public Library - Monon DVD SEV (Text) 36825000607893 DVD Collection Available -
 Legacy 590 field: SEE SERIAL RECORD.
Peabody Public Library - Columbia City DVD 310 DRAMA (Text) 30403001226760 DVD - Drama Available -
Schricker Main Library FOR SEV (Text) 30032001584777 DVD FOREIGN Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0780020685
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (207 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet.
  • Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 1998, c1954.

Content descriptions

General Note: Title also appears in Japanese characters on title screen.
Originally released as motion picture in 1954.
A foreign film (Japan).
"A joint venture between Janus Films and Home Vision Cinema"--Container.
Special features: original U.S. theatrical trailer; audio commentary by Japanese film expert Michael Jeck.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Photography, Asaichi Nakai ; editor, Hiroshi Nezu ; music, Fumio Hayasaka ; historical research, Kōhei Ezaki ... [et al.].
Participant or Performer Note: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tsushima Keiko, Yukiko Shimazaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Daisuke Katō, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi.
Summary, etc.: This epic masterpiece is about a group of 16th century samurai who are hired to defend a small Japanese village that finds itself annually raided by an army of bandits who steal the meager crops harvested by the peasants. Tired of relinquishing their food supply but woefully inept in combat skills, the villagers decide to hire a band of samurai to protect them. In addition to the primary conflict between the villagers and the bandits, much of the tale revolves around young Katsushiro's coming-of-age, both sexually and emotionally. Kikuchiyo's search for acceptance forms the other major storyline. Indeed, everyone in Seven Samurai is searching: for adventure, for experience, for freedom from their oppressors.
System Details Note: DVD; dolby digital; mono.; aspect ratio (1.33:1).
Language Note: In Japanese with optional English subtitles.

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