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|Document Type:||Visual material|
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配給 東宝株式会社, a Janus Films release ; 製作 本木荘二郎 ; 脚本 黒澤明, 橋本忍, 小国英雄 ; 監督 黒澤明. 黒澤明, 本木荘二郎. 橋本忍, 小国英雄, 三船敏郎, 志村喬, ; ; Akira Kurosawa; Sojiro Motoki; Shinobu Hashimoto; Hideo Oguni; Toshirō Mifune; Takashi Shimura; Michael Jeck; Janus Films.; Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha.; Criterion Collection (Firm); Home Vision (Firm)
|Language Note:||In Japanese with optional English subtitles.|
|Notes:||Title also appears in Japanese characters on title screen.
Originally produced 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.
|Credits:||Photography, Asaichi Nakai ; editor, Hiroshi Nezu ; music, Fumio Hayasaka ; historical research, KoÌhei Ezaki ... [et al.].|
|Cast:||Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tsushima Keiko, Yukiko Shimazaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Daisuke Katō, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi.|
|Awards:||Venice Film Festival, 1954: Silver Lion (Kurosawa)|
|Description:||1 videodisc (207 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD; Dolby digital; mono.; aspect ratio (1.33:1).|
|Contents:||Special features: Standard version (1.33:1) --
Audio commentary by Japanese film expert Michael Jeck --
Original U.S. theatrical trailer --
Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition --
Restored picture and sound --
Language: Japanese --
|Series Title:||Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 2.; Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)|
|Other Titles:||Shichinin no samurai (Motion picture)
Akira Kurosawa's Seven samurai
Shichinin no samurai
Akira Kurosawa's seven samurai
|Responsibility:||Toho Company presents a Janus Films release ; production, Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa.|
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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.
Retrieving notes about this item
- Samurai -- 16th century -- Drama.
- Japan -- History -- Period of civil wars, 1480-1603 -- Drama.
- Samurai -- 16-seiki -- Dorama
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