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Seven Samurai (60th Anniversary Edition) DVD

Akira Kurosawa, 1954


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Film Details

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Produced in 1954

Main Language - Japanese with English subtitles

Countries & Regions - Asian Film, Japanese Film

Film Description

One of the greatest films ever made, Kurosawa’s epic adventure Seven Samurai (1954) has influenced the work of directors from George Lucas to Steven Spielberg, and spawned remakes including John Sturges’ western The Magnificent Seven. With comedy, pathos, tension and some of the finest action sequences ever filmed, this is simply magnificent cinema.

With their village raided every year by vicious bandits, a group of peasants in 16th century Japan hire seven warriors to protect them. Initially met with suspicion, the samurai eventually gain the trust of the peasants and they join forces to face the bandits.

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DVD Details

Certificate: PG

Publisher: BFI

Length: 200 mins

Aspect ratio: 4:3

Format: DVD B&W

Region: 2

Released: 21st April 2014

Cat No: BFIV2004

DVD Extras

  • Newly remastered High Definition transfer
  • Play with or without original intermission
  • Original Japanese theatrical trailer
  • The Art of Akira Kurosawa (2013, 48 mins): Asian cinema expert Tony Ryans discusses Kurosawa's career and influence
  • Fully illustrated booklet with essays and credits.

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by Anon on 11th October 2005

This was another fantastic offering from a master director, I relished the epic scale of the film and the fact that Kurosawa was just as concerned with the plights of ... Read on

by Anon on 5th May 2005

For many, Seven Samurai represents one of the first stepping-stones on the way to a deeper appreciation of cinema. Seven Samurai is not for everybody – if you want ina... Read on


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