Video/Film , DVD in Japanese

Shichinin no samurai : Seven samurai

Toho Company presents a Janus Films release ; production, Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa.
  • 七人の侍
  • 配給 東宝株式会社, a Janus Films release ; 製作 本木荘二郎 ; 脚本 黒澤明, 橋本忍, 小国英雄 ; 監督 黒澤明
  • [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 1998.
  • 1 videodisc (207 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD; Dolby digital; mono.; aspect ratio (1.33:1).
  • Friedheim -- AV Stacks - OASIS Collection
    Seven Samurai c. 1
    • Circulation limited to Peabody Conservatory students, faculty, and staff.
  • Eisenhower M Level Service Desk - AV
    PN1995.9.S24S4 1998 c. 1
  • Eisenhower M Level Service Desk - AV
    PN1995.9.S24S4 1998 c. 3
Also known as
  • Photography, Asaichi Nakai ; editor, Hiroshi Nezu ; music, Fumio Hayasaka ; historical research, Kōhei Ezaki [and others].
  • 撮影, 中井朝一 ; 製作担当者, 根津博 ; 音楽, 早坂文雄 ; 時代考証, 江崎孝坪 [and others].
  • Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tsushima Keiko, Yukiko Shimazaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Daisuke Katō, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi.
  • Cast: 三船敏郎, 志村喬, 津島恵子, 島崎雪子, 藤原釜足, 加東大介, 木村功, 千秋實, 宮口精二.
  • Feature films.
  • Feature films Japan.
  • Foreign language films Japanese.
  • Drama.
  • History.
  • Feature films.
  • Foreign films Japan.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Other information
  • Title also appears in Japanese characters on title screen.
  • Originally produced as motion picture in 1954.
  • A foreign film (Japan).
  • "A joint venture between Janus Films and Home Vision Cinema"--Container.
  • Special features: original U.S. theatrical trailer; audio commentary by Japanese film expert Michael Jeck.
  • Language: In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
  • Awards: Venice Film Festival, 1954: Silver Lion (Kurosawa)
Publisher's number
  • SEV040 Criterion Collection
  • 0780020685
  • 9780780020689
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 037429121726
  • OCLC: 48213815
  • OCLC: 48213815