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
Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni