Seven Samurai
The Criterion Collection
Original Title: Shichinin no samurai
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1954
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 715515-019927
Running time: 3:27 (207 Min.)
Casetype: Digipak, Slip Cover
Format: NTSC, (, Black & White), 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: September 05, 2006
Collection type: Owned (#1791)
Status: Available
Purchase date: December 25, 2008
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
One of the most beloved movie epics of all time, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride—featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura—seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope.
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Genres
Action
Adventure
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Toho Company
Media Companies:
 • The Criterion Collection
 • Janus Films
Audio format
Japanese  Dolby Digital Mono
Japanese  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (Part 1)
2Main Feature (Part 2)
3Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Gallery
 • 56-page booklet
Crew
Direction
Akira Kurosawa....Director
Writing
Akira Kurosawa....Writer
Shinobu Hashimoto....Writer
Hideo Oguni....Writer
Production
Sojiro Motoki....Producer
Cinematography
Asakazu Nakai....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Hiroshi Nezu....Film Editor
Music
Fumio Hayasaka....Composer
Sound
Fumio Yanokuchi....Sound
Art
So Matsuyama....Art Director
Cast
Takashi Shimura....Kambei Shimada
Toshir˘ Mifune....Kikuchiyo
Yoshio Inaba....Gorobei Katayama
Seiji Miyaguchi....Kyuzo
Minoru Chiaki....Heihachi Hayashida
Daisuke Kat˘....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
Eijir˘ 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 Kamiyama....Blind Minstrel
Gen 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
Ichir˘ Chiba....Buddhist Priest
Noriko Sengoku....Wife Of Gono Family
Fumiko Honma....Woman Farmer
Masanobu ďkubo....Samurai
Etsuro Nishijo....Samurai
Etsuryo Saijo
Minoru Ito....Samurai
Hideo Siibuya
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