Seven Samurai
Original Title: Shichinin no samurai
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1954
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-035673-005019
Running time: 3:10 (190 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, [Color status unset], 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: November 01, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#957)
Status: Available
Purchase date: March 26, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
In sixteenth-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 meagre meals a day to offer as payment, their quest 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 into an enthralling cinematic experience.

Kurosawa's masterpiece testifies to his admiration for the classic Western, and in 1960 John Sturges repaid the compliment by remaking Seven Samurai as The Magnificent Seven.

At 190 minutes this is the most complete version of the film available, and has been digitally remastered from a new print. This DVD features a commentary on key scenes by noted film historian Philip Kemp.
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Genres
Action
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Toho Company Limited
 • bfi
Audio format
Japanese  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Commentary
 • Digitally remastered print
Crew
Direction
Akira Kurosawa....Director
Writing
Akira Kurosawa....Screenwriter
Shinobu Hashimoto....Screenwriter
Hideo Oguni....Screenwriter
Production
Sojiro Motoki....Producer
Cinematography
Asakazu Nakai....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Akira Kurosawa....Film Editor
Music
Fumio Hayasaka....Composer
Art
So Matsuyama....Production Designer
Cast
Takashi Shimura....Kambei Shimada
Toshirô Mifune....Kikuchiyo
Yoshio Inaba....Gorobei Katayama
Seiji Miyaguchi....Kyuzo
Minoru Chiaki....Heihachi Hayashida
Daisuke Kato....Shichiroji
Isao Kimura....Katsushiro Okamoto
Keiko Tsushima....Shino
Yukiko Shimazaki....Rikichi's Wife
Kamatari Fujiwara....Manzo, father of Shino
Yoshio Kosugi....Mosuke
Bokuzen Hidari....Yohei
Yoshio Tsuchiya....Rikichi
Kokuten Kodo....Gisaku, the Old Man
Jiro Kumagai....Peasant
Eijirô Tono....Kidnapper
Haruko Toyama....Ginsaku's Daughter-in-law
Tsuneo Katagiri....Farmer in front of Gono
Kichijiro Ueda....Captured Bandit Scout
Jun Tatara....1st Coolie
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi....Farmer in front of Gono
Atsushi Watanabe....Bun Vendor
Toranosuke Ogawa....Grandfather of Kidnapped Girl
Yu Akitsu....Husband
Isao Yamagata....Samurai
Sojin....Blind Minstrel
Gen Shimizu Shimizu Shimizu....Samurai who kicks farmers
Keiji Sakakida....Gosaku
Shinpei Takagi....Bandit Chief
Shin Otomo....Bandit second-in-command
Toshio Takahara....Samurai with gun
Hiroshi Sugi....Tea Shop Owner
Miki Hayashi
Sachio Sakai....2nd Coolie
Akira Tani....Bandit
Sokichi Maki....Strong-looking Samurai
Haruo Nakajima....Bandit
Ichirô Chiba....Buddhist Priest
Noriko Sengoku....Wife of Gono Family
Fumiko Honma....Woman Farmer
Masanobu Ôkubo....Samurai
Etsuro Nishijo....Samurai
Etsuryo Saijo
Minoru Ito....Samurai
Hideo Shibuya
Kiyoshi Kamoda....Samurai
Senkichi Omura....Bandit who escapes
Takashi Narita....Bandit who escapes
Shoichi Hirose....Bandit
Koji Uno....Bandit
Hiroshi Agetsu....Gono Husband
Ryutaro Amami....Bandit
Goro Amano....Farmer
Shizuko Hogashi....Farmer's Wife
Tazue Ichimanji....Woman Farmer
Toku Ihara....Farmer
Kaneo Ikeda....Samurai
Kazuo Imai....Farmer
Hisaya Ito....Samurai wandering through town
Koji Iwamoto....Farmer
Kyoichi Kamiyama....Farmer
Shigeo Kato....Farmer
Masayoshi Kawabe....Farmer
Michiko Kawabe....Farmer's Wife
Ippei Kawagoe....Farmer
Yoshikazu Kawamata....Farmer
Akira Kichijoji....Farmer
Yayoko Kitano....Farmer's Wife
Fumiyoshi Kumaya....Ginsaku's Son
Akio Kusama....Bandit
Masahide Matsushita....Samurai
Jun Mikami....Bandit
Sanpei Mine....Farmer
Keiko Mori....Farmer's Wife
Kyoji Naka....Bandit
Eisuke Nakanishi....Farmer
Toshiko Nakano....Farmer's Wife
Junpei Natsuki....Farmer
Hideo Oe....Farmer
Yasuo Onishi....Farmer
Matsue Ono....Woman Farmer
Masako Oshiro....Woman Farmer
Hideo Otsuka....Farmer
Keiko Ozawa....Woman Farmer
Haruya Sakamoto....Samurai
Kyoro Sakurai....Samurai
Takeshi Seki....3rd Coolie
Megeru Shimoda....Farmer
Seiji Sunagawa....Bandit
Misao Suyama....Woman Farmer
Jiro Suzukawa....Farmer
Kazuo Suzuki....Farmer
Toriko Takahara....Woman Farmer
Yuko Togawa....Farmer's Wife
Kamayuki Tsubono....Bandit
Tomeko Umayato....Woman Farmer in front of Gono
Michiko Uwamoto....Farmer's Wife
Akira Yamada....Farmer
Tatsuya Nakadai....wandering Samurai (uncredited)
Kaneyuki Tsubono....Bandit (uncredited)