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Seven samurai / Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998 (Added Author). Motoki, Sojiro. (Added Author). Hashimoto, Shinobu, 1918- (Added Author). Oguni, Hideo, 1904-1996 (Added Author). Mifune, Toshirō, 1920-1997 (Added Author). Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982 (Added Author). Tsushima, Keiko, 1926-2012 (Added Author). Shimazaki, Yukiko, 1931- (Added Author). Fujiwara, Kamatari, 1905-1985 (Added Author). Katō, Daisuke, 1911-1975 (Added Author). Kimura, Isao, 1923-1981 (Added Author). Chiaki, Minoru, 1917-1999 (Added Author). Miyaguchi, Seiji, 1913-1985 (Added Author). Kosugi, Yoshio. (Added Author). Hidari, Bokuzen, 1894-1971 (Added Author). Inaba, Yoshio, 1920-1998 (Added Author). Tsuchiya, Yoshio, 1927-2017 (Added Author). Nakai, Asakazu, 1901-1988 (Added Author). Matsuyama, So, 1908-1977 (Added Author). Hayasaka, Fumio, 1914-1955 (Added Author). Desser, David. (Added Author). Mellen, Joan. (Added Author). Prince, Stephen, 1955- (Added Author). Rayns, Tony. (Added Author). Richie, Donald, 1924-2013 (Added Author). Jeck, Michael C. (Added Author). Ōshima, Nagisa, 1932-2013 (Added Author). Turan, Kenneth. (Added Author). Cowie, Peter. (Added Author). Kemp, Philip. (Added Author). Jiao, Xiongping. (Added Author). Silver, Alain, 1947- (Added Author). Galbraith, Stuart, 1965- (Added Author). Penn, Arthur, 1922-2010 (Added Author). Lumet, Sidney, 1924-2011 (Added Author). Janus Films. (Added Author). Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha (Added Author). Criterion Collection (Firm) (Added Author). 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. (Cast).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 1558409975
  • ISBN: 9781558409972
  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (207 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (55 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
  • Edition: Special ed.
  • Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 2006.

Content descriptions

General Note:
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 Signey Lumet; and a reminiscence by Toshiro Mifune.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1: The film, pt. 1 -- Disc 2: The film, pt. 2 -- Disc 3: The supplements.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Asakazu Nakai ; art director, Takashi Matsuyama ; music, Fumio Hayasaka ; DVD producer, Kim Hendrickson.
Participant or Performer Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., Dolby Digital surround, NTSC, restored high-definition digital transfer.
Language Note:
In Japanese, with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Samurai > 16th century > Drama.
Japan > History > Period of civil wars, 1480-1603 > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Foreign films > Japan.
Samurai films.
Action and adventure films.
Adventure > Feature.
Feature films.
Adventure films.

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