Rent Seven Samurai (1954)

4.2 of 5 from 341 ratings
3h 10min
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Synopsis:
In 16th century Japan a poor village is raided every year by a group of bandits until, driven to the brink of starvation, the villagers decide to hire professional warriors to protect them. With only three meager meals a day to offer as payment, their request seems an impossible one. A simple plot, flawlessly executed - 'Seven Samurai' combines comedy, pathos, memorable characters, gripping tension and some of the finest action scenes ever filmed.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Sôjirô Motoki
Writers:
Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto
Others:
Takashi Matsuyama, Toshiro Mifune, Kohei Ezaki
Aka:
Shichinin no Samurai
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
Countries:
Japan, Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
Awards:

1954 Venice Film Festival Silver Lion #4

BBFC:
Release Date:
22/11/1999
Run Time:
190 minutes
Languages:
Japanese LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Video Essay Film Historian Philip Kemp
  • On-Screen Biographies
  • Scene Access
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/08/2014
Run Time:
207 minutes
Languages:
Japanese LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Play with or without original intermission
  • The Art of Akira Kurosawa

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Reviews (1) of Seven Samurai

Better even than my expectations - Seven Samurai review by AH

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08/06/2015

I saw it first a year or two after its release. It is an extraordinary film. It has the power to make you forget that it is fiction. It felt more like a documentary. The acting was brilliant, the narrative compelling and subtle. I watched it without break throughout the 3 hours and 10 minutes of its performance. Are there any more such films from the same source?

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