Seven Samurai * (1954)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Yoshio Inaba Gorobei, wise warrior
Toshiro Mifune Kikuchiyo, would-be samurai
Seiji Miyaguchi Kyuzo, swordsman
Takashi Shimura Kambei, leader of samurai
Minoru Chiaki Heihachi, amiable samurai
Daisuke Kato Shichiroji, Kambei's friend
Ko (Isao) Kimura Katsushiro, young samurai
Kuninori Kodo Gisaku, village elder
Gen Shimizu Masterless Samurai
Noriko Sengoku Wife from Burned House
Movie Details
Director Akira Kurosawa
Language EnglishEnglish
Audience Rating NRNR
Running Time 203 mins
Country USAUSA
Studio Criterion
A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a villages request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village.
A village is constantly attacked by well armed bandits. One day after an attack they seek the wisdom of an elder who tells them they cannot afford weapons, but they can find men with weapons, Samurai, who will fight for them, if they find Samurai who are in down on their luck and wondering where their next meal will come from. They find a very experienced Samurai with a good heart who agrees to recruit their party for them. He selects five genuine Samurai and one who is suspect but the seven return to the village to protect it from the forty plus bandits.
Personal Details
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Product Details
Region Region 1
Layers Single side, Dual layer
Subtitles English; Japanese
Audio Tracks JAPANESE: Dolby Digital Mono

Extra Features
Animated Menus
Audio Commentary
Theatrical Trailer