Shichinin no samurai = [Blu-ray] : Seven samurai
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Shichinin no samurai = [Blu-ray] : Seven samurai

By Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998, screenwriter, director.
Motoki, Sōjirō, producer.

Genre Action and adventure films.

Published [2010] by Criterion Collection, [Irvington, NY]

UPC 715515054911

Bib Id 2407197

Edition Blu-ray ed.

Description 2 videodiscs (207 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.

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Leader
05886cgm a2200997Ia 4500
ISBN
9781604652475 : $37.00
UPC
715515054911
Publisher Number
CC1877BD
Language
jpn
Call #
JPN Blu-ray S
Uniform Title
Shichinin no samurai (Motion picture)
Title
Shichinin no samurai = [Blu-ray] : Seven samurai
Varying Form of Title
Title on container: Seven samurai
Edition
Blu-ray ed.
Publication Information
by Criterion Collection, [Irvington, NY] :
Description
2 videodiscs (207 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Bonus features: 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; 50-min. documentary on the making of Seven samurai, created as part of the Toho masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It is wonderful to create; My life in 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; a booklet featuring essays by Kenneth Turan, Peter Cowie, Philip Kemp, Peggy Chiao, Alain Silver, Stuart Galbraith, Arthur Penn, and Sidney Lumet, and an interview with Toshiro Mifune from 1993.
Contents
Disc 1. The film -- disc 2. The supplements.
Creation/Production Credits
Photography, Asaichi Nakai ; editor, Hiroshi Nezu ; music, Fumio Hayasaka ; historical research, Kōhei Ezaki [and others].
Cast
Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tsushima Keiko, Yukiko Shimazaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Daisuke Katō, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi.
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.
Audience
Not rated.
System Details
Blu-ray (requires Blu-ray player); region A; 1.33:1 aspect ratio; uncompressed mono., DTS-HD Master Audio.
Language Note
Japanese dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Subject
Genre/Form
Action and adventure films.
Drama.
Feature films.
Historical films.
History.
Samurai films.
Samurai films.
Action and adventure films.
Historical films.
Feature films

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