Seven samurai


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[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 2006.
Physical Desc
3 videodiscs (207 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Title and credits from English subtitles, transliterated from the Japanese.
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Edition from container and disc label.
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Series numbering from container spine.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
General Note
Special features: Disc 1: 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: 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: "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.
General Note
Booklet features essays by Kenneth Turan, Peter Cowie, Philip Kemp, Peggy Chiao, Alain Silver, and Stuart Galbraith IV; tributes from Arthur Penn and Signey Lumet; and a reminiscence by Toshiro Mifune.
Creation/Production Credits
Cinematography, Asakazu Nakai ; art director, Takashi Matsuyama ; music, Fumio Hayasaka ; DVD producer, Kim Hendrickson.
Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Daisuke Kato, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi, Yoshio Kosugi, Bokuzen Hidari, Yoshio Inaba, Yoshio Tsuchiya.
Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits.
System Details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., Dolby Digital surround, NTSC, restored high-definition digital transfer.
In Japanese, with optional English subtitles.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Motoki, S., Kurosawa, A., Hashimoto, S., Oguni, H., Mifune, T., Shimura, T., Tsushima, K., Shimazaki, Y., Fujiwara, K., Katō, D., Kimura, I., Chiaki, M., Miyaguchi, S., Kosugi, Y., Hidari, B., Inaba, Y., Tsuchiya, Y., Nakai, A., Matsuyama, S., Hayasaka, F., Desser, D., Mellen, J., Prince, S., Rayns, T., Richie, D., Jeck, M., Ōshima, N., Turan, K., Cowie, P., Kemp, P., Chiao, P., Silver, A., Galbraith, S., Penn, A., & Lumet, S. (2006). Seven samurai (Special ed. , English subtitled version.). Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sojiro. Motoki et al.. 2006. Seven Samurai. Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sojiro. Motoki et al.. Seven Samurai Criterion Collection, 2006.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Motoki, Sojiro., et al. Seven Samurai Special ed. , English subtitled version., Criterion Collection, 2006.

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