Seven Samurai

1954 ***** 207 mins.

There is no doubt that Seven Samurai is Akira Kurosawa's magnum opus. Its nearly three and a half hour running time flies by, as the action is great, the story is superb, and the characters are fun. A small village is being threatened by a band of bandits, so they hire seven samurai warriors to protect them. Remade in America as The Magnificent Seven.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Not Rated.

Starring:
Toshiro Mifune + Takashi Shimura + Keiko Tsushima + Yukiko Shimazaki + Kamatari Fujiwara + Daisuke Kato + Isao Kimura + Minoru Chiaki + Seiji Miyaguchi + Yoshio Kosugi + Bokuzen Hidari + Yoshio Inaba

Screenplay by
Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni

Directed by
Akira Kurosawa


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