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Title Seven samurai [(DVD) videorecording] / Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Edition Special edition , English subtitled version.
Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 2006.
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 Naper Blvd. Adult DVD Oversize  JAPANESE SEV    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE SEV    DUE 01-28-20
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Description 3 videodiscs (207 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (55 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Series Criterion collection ; 2.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., Dolby Digital surround, NTSC, restored high-definition digital transfer.
Language In Japanese, with optional English subtitles.
Note Title and credits from English subtitles, transliterated from the Japanese.
Edition from container and disc label.
Series numbering from container spine.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Special features: Disc 1: Two audio commentaries--one by film scholars David Desser, Joan Mellen, Stephen Prince, Tony Rayns, and Donald Richie, and one by Japanese-film expert Michael Jeck; theatrical trailers and teaser; gallery of rare posters and behind-the-scenes and production stills ; Disc 2: A 50-minute documentary on the making of 'Seven samurai', created as part of the "Toho masterworks" series "Akira Kurosawa : it is wonderful to create" ; Disc 3: "My life in cinema", a two-hour video conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nagisa Oshima from 1993, produced by the Directors Guild of Japan; "'Seven samurai': origins and influences", a new documentary looking at the samurai traditions and films that impacted Kurosawa's masterpiece.
Booklet features essays by Kenneth Turan, Peter Cowie, Philip Kemp, Peggy Chiao, Alain Silver, and Stuart Galbraith IV; tributes from Arthur Penn and Signey Lumet; and a reminiscence by Toshiro Mifune.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Cast Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Daisuke Kato, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi, Yoshio Kosugi, Bokuzen Hidari, Yoshio Inaba, Yoshio Tsuchiya.
Credits Cinematography, Asakazu Nakai ; art director, Takashi Matsuyama ; music, Fumio Hayasaka ; DVD producer, Kim Hendrickson.
Summary Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits.
Contents Disc 1: The film, pt. 1 -- Disc 2: The film, pt. 2 -- Disc 3: The supplements.
Subject Samurai -- 16th century -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Japan -- History -- Period of civil wars, 1480-1603 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
Foreign films Japan.
Added Author Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998.
Mifune, Toshiro, 1920-1997.
Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982.
Tsushima, Keiko.
Shimazaki, Yukiko.
Fujiwara, Kamatari.
Kato, Daisuke, 1911-1975.
Kimura, Isao, 1923-1981.
Chiaki, Minoru, 1917-1999.
Miyaguchi, Seiji, 1913-1985.
Kosugi, Yoshio.
Hidari, Bokuzen.
Inaba, Yoshio.
Tsuchiya, Yoshio.
Janus Films.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Original Japanese title: Shichinin no samurai
Added Title 7 samurai
Standard No. 715515019927
Music No. CC1649D Criterion Collection
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