SEVEN SAMURAI (1954)
SEVEN SAMURAI, directed by Akira Kurosawa, consistently ranks highly in lists of "Greatest Films of All Time." As well as the direct remake of John Sturges' acclaimed The Magnificent Seven, Akira Kurosawa's has influenced the work of director's from George Lucas to Steven Spielberg, and laid the foundations for the Hollywood Western genre.
With their village raided every year by vicious bandits, a group of villagers hire seven warriors (the eponymous Seven Samurai) to protect them. Initially met with suspicion, the warriors eventually gain the trust of the farmer peasants and they join forces to face the bandits.
This BFI blu ray edition includes alternative presentations of the film, a new and exclusive interview with Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns, and the film's original Japanese trailer.
Endlessly copied but never surpassed, SEVEN SAMURAI is a truly timeless classic.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura
Language: Japanese (with English subtitles)
Aspect Ratio: Original aspect ratio 1.33:1
Audio: PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit)