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Title Seven samurai [videorecording] / Toho Company presents a Janus Films release ; production, Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 1998.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  791.4372 Se82 1998    ---  DUE 01-27-20
Description 1 videodisc (207 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet.
Series Criterion collection ; 2
Classic collection
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 2.
Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
System Details DVD; dolby digital; mono.; aspect ratio (1.33:1).
Language In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Note Title also appears in Japanese characters on title screen.
Cast Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tsushima Keiko, Yukiko Shimazaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Daisuke Kato, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi.
Credits Photography, Asaichi Nakai ; editor, Hiroshi Nezu ; music, Fumio Hayasaka ; historical research, Kohei Ezaki ... [et al.].
Note Originally released as motion picture in 1954.
A foreign film (Japan).
"A joint venture between Janus Films and Home Vision Cinema"--Container.
Summary 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.
Note Special features: original U.S. theatrical trailer; audio commentary by Japanese film expert Michael Jeck.
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 -- Subtitles: English.
Subject Samurai -- 16th century -- Drama.
Japan -- History -- Period of civil wars, 1480-1603 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Samurai films.
Feature films.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Subject Japan -- In motion pictures.
Genre/Form DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998.
Motoki, Sojiro.
Hashimoto, Shinobu, 1918-2018.
Oguni, Hideo, 1904-1996.
Mifune, Toshiro, 1920-1997.
Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982.
Jeck, Michael.
Janus Films.
Toho Kabushiki Kaisha.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Shichinin no samurai
Note Title on disc surface and container: Akira Kurosawa's seven samurai
ISBN 0780020685
Standard No. 037429121726
Music No. SEV040 Criterion Collection

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