Seven Samurai [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]

Seven Samurai [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]

Director: Akira Kurosawa Cast: Takashi Shimura
Takashi Shimura
, Yoshio Inaba
Yoshio Inaba
, Seiji Miyaguchi
Seiji Miyaguchi
, Minoru Chiaki
Minoru Chiaki
Akira Kurosawa
Seven Samurai [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]

Seven Samurai [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]

Director: Akira Kurosawa Cast: Takashi Shimura
Takashi Shimura
, Yoshio Inaba
Yoshio Inaba
, Seiji Miyaguchi
Seiji Miyaguchi
, Minoru Chiaki
Minoru Chiaki
Akira Kurosawa

Blu-ray (Black & White)

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Overview

Akira Kurosawa's epic tale concerns honor and duty during a time when the old traditional order is breaking down. The film opens with master samurai Kambei (Takashi Shimura) posing as a monk to save a kidnapped farmer's child. Impressed by his selflessness and bravery, a group of farmers begs him to defend their terrorized village from bandits. Kambei agrees, although there is no material gain or honor to be had in the endeavor. Soon he attracts a pair of followers: a young samurai named Katsushiro (Isao Kimura), who quickly becomes Kambei's disciple, and boisterous Kikuchiyo (Toshiro Mifune), who poses as a samurai but is later revealed to be the son of a farmer. Kambei assembles four other samurais, including Kyuzo (Seiji Miyaguchi), a master swordsman, to round out the group. Together they consolidate the village's defenses and shape the villagers into a militia, while the bandits loom menacingly nearby. Soon raids and counter-raids build to a final bloody heart-wrenching battle.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/2010
UPC: 0715515054911
Original Release: 1954
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Language: English
Time: 3:27:00
Sales rank: 57

Special Features

Disc one:; Two audio commentaries, one featuring film scholars David Desser, Joan Mellen, Stephen Prince, Tony Rayns, and Donald Richie, and the other japanese film expert Michael Jeck; Disc two:; Fifty-minute documentary on the making of Seven Samurai, created as part of the toho masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: it is wonderful to create; My life cinema, a two-hour video conversation from 1993 between directors Akira Kurosawa and Nagisa Oshima; "Seven Samurai"; origins and influences, a documentary looking at the Samurai traditions and films that helped shape Kurosawa's masterpiece; Theatrical trailers and teaser; Gallery of rare posters, behind-the-scenes photos, and production stills

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Takashi Shimura Kambei
Yoshio Inaba Gorobei
Seiji Miyaguchi Kyuzo
Minoru Chiaki Heihachi
Daisuke Kato Shichiroji
Ko Kimura Katsushiro,Katsushiro, young samurai
Kuninori Kodo Gisaku,Actor
Kamatari Fujiwara Manzo
Yoshio Tsuchiya Rikichi
Bokuzen Hidari Yohei
Yoshio Kosugi Mosuke
Keiji Sakakida Gosaku
Jiro Kumagai Gisaku's Son
Haruko Toyama Gisaku's Daughter-in-Law
Fumiko Homma Peasant Woman
Ichiro Chiba Priest
Tsuneo Katagiri Peasant
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Peasant
Keiko Tsushima Shino
Toranosuke Ogawa Grandfather
Noriko Sengoku Wife from Burned House
Yu Akitsu Husband from Burned House
Gen Shimizu Masterless Samurai
Jun Tasaki Big Samurai
Isao Yamagata Samurai
Jun Tatari Laborer
Atsushi Watanabe Vendor
Yukiko Shimazaki Rikichi's Wife
Sojin Jr. Minstrel
Shimpei Takagi Bandit Chief
Eijiro Higashino Bandit
Kichijiro Ueda Bandit
Akira Tani Bandit
Haruo Nakajima Bandit
Takashi Narita Bandit
Senkichi Omura Bandit
Shuno Takahara Bandit
Masanobu Okubo Bandit
Eijiro Tono Bandit
Toshirô Mifune Kikuchiyo
Fumio Hayasaka Composer

Technical Credits
Akira Kurosawa Director,Screenwriter
Hideo Oguni Screenwriter
Shojiro Motoki Producer
Shinobu Hashimoto Screenwriter
Yoshio Sugino Stunts
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