A desperate village hires seven samurai to protect it from marauders in this crown jewel of Japanese cinema. No other film so seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action. Featuring Japan's legendary star, the great Toshiro Mifune, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai is an inspired epic a triumph of art, and an unforgettable three-hour ride.
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Format DVD Release Date Apr 1, 2014 Genre Drama, Martial Arts Help me choose Staff Pick Picked By Aaron C., Hank K. Actors Toshiro Mifune, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki & Takashi Shimura Sound English and Japanese Dolby Digital Mono Special Feature All-New, Restored High-Definition Digital Transfer; Two Audio Commentaries: One By Film Scholars David Desser; Joan Mellen; Stephen Prince; Tony Rayns; And Donald Richie; The Other By Japanese-Film Expert Michael Jeck; A 50-Minute Documentary On The Making Of Seven Samurai; Part Of The Toho Masterworks Series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful To Create; My Life In Cinema; A Two-Hour Video Conversation Between Akira Kurosawa And Nagisa Oshima Produced By The Directors Guild Of Japan; Seven Samurai: Origins And Influences; A New Documentary Lookimg At The Samurai Traditions And Films That Impacted Kurosawa's Masterpiece; Theatrical Trailers And Teaser; Gallery Of Rare Posters And Behind-The Scenes And Production Stills; New And Improved English Subtitle Translation; Plus: A Booklet Featuring Essays By Peter Cowie; Philip Kemp; Peggy Chiao; Alain Silver; Kenneth Turan; Stuart Galbraith; Arthur Penn; And Sindey Lumet And An Interview With Toshiro Mifune Language Japanese Sub Titles English