One of the most beloved movie epics of all time, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabits hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride - featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura - seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope.
This edition features a newly restored, high-definition digital transfer and a new English subtitle translation.
DVD Features: Commentary by scholars David Desser, Joan Mellen, Donald Richie & Stephen Prince, Commentary by Japanese film expert Michael Jeck, 50-minute Making-of Documentary "Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful To Create," Two-hour Conversation between Kurosawa and Nagisa Oshima, New Documentary, "Seven Samurai: Origins and Influences," Theatrical Trailers and Teaser, Essays by Peter Cowie, Philip Kemp, Kenneth Turan, and Sidney Lumet.
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.