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Seven samurai
Special ed., English subtitled version.
Publication Information:
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2006]

Physical Description:
3 videodiscs (207 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD ; Region 1 ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono., Dolby Digital surround, NTSC, restored high-definition digital transfer.
The Criterion collection ; 2
Language Note:
In Japanese, with optional English subtitles.
Added Title:
Original Japanese title: Shichinin no samurai
General Note:
Title and credits from English subtitles, transliterated from the Japanese.

Edition from disc label and container.

Series numbering from container spine.

DVD release of the 1954 motion picture.

Special features: Disc 1: The film, part I (112 min.); two audio commentaries--one by film scholars David Desser, Joan Mellen, Stephen Prince, Tony Rayns, and Donald Richie, and one by Japanese-film expert Michael Jeck; theatrical trailers and teaser; gallery of rare posters and behind-the-scenes and production stills; Disc 2: The film, part II (95 min.); a 50-minute documentary on the making of 'Seven samurai', created as part of the "Toho masterworks" series "Akira Kurosawa : it is wonderful to create"; Disc 3: The supplements: "My life in cinema", a two-hour video conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nagisa Oshima from 1993, produced by the Directors Guild of Japan; "'Seven samurai': origins and influences", a new documentary looking at the samurai traditions and films that impacted Kurosawa's masterpiece.
Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits.