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Seven Samurai [DVD]

Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits.

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2006

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1558409975


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Summary: Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits.
Title: Seven samurai [DVD] / Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa.
Publisher Date: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 2006.
Subject: Samurai -- 16th century -- Drama. Japan -- History -- Period of civil wars, 1480-1603 -- Drama.
Isbn: 1558409975
Current Holds: 1
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Call Number: 791.43 Sev
Oclc: 71367893
Upc: 715515019927
Bib Id: 270863

Format: DVD
Summary: Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits.
Title: Seven samurai [DVD] / Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa.
Edition: Special ed. , English subtitled version.
Publisher, Date: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 2006.
Description: 3 videodiscs (207 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series: The Criterion collection ; 2
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 2.
Subjects: Samurai -- 16th century -- Drama.
Subjects: Japan -- History -- Period of civil wars, 1480-1603 -- Drama.
Genre: Feature films -- Japan.
Genre: Japanese language films.
Genre: Samurai films
Genre: Action and adventure films
Other Author: Motoki, Sojiro
Other Author: Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998
Other Author: Hashimoto, Shinobu, 1918-
Other Author: Oguni, Hideo, 1904-1996
Other Author: Mifune, Toshirō, 1920-1997
Other Author: Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982
Other Author: Tsushima, Keiko.
Other Author: Shimazaki, Yukiko.
Other Author: Fujiwara, Kamatari.
Other Author: Katō, Daisuke, 1911-1975
Other Author: Kimura, Isao, 1923-1981
Other Author: Chiaki, Minoru, 1917-1999
Other Author: Miyaguchi, Seiji, 1913-1985
Other Author: Kosugi, Yoshio.
Other Author: Hidari, Bokuzen.
Other Author: Inaba, Yoshio
Other Author: Tsuchiya, Yoshio.
Other Author: Nakai, Asakazu, 1901-1988
Other Author: Matsuyama, So, 1908-1977
Other Author: Hayasaka, Fumio, 1914-1955
Other Author: Desser, David
Other Author: Mellen, Joan
Other Author: Prince, Stephen, 1955-
Other Author: Rayns, Tony
Other Author: Richie, Donald, 1924-2013
Other Author: Jeck, Michael C.
Other Author: Ōshima, Nagisa, 1932-2013
Other Author: Turan, Kenneth
Other Author: Cowie, Peter
Other Author: Kemp, Philip
Other Author: Jiao, Xiongping
Other Author: Silver, Alain, 1947-
Other Author: Galbraith, Stuart, 1965-
Other Author: Penn, Arthur, 1922-
Other Author: Lumet, Sidney, 1924-
Other Author: Janus Films
Other Author: Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha
Other Author: Criterion Collection (Firm)
Other Title: Original Japanese title: Shichinin no samurai
Other Title: 7 samurai [DVD]
Notes: Title and credits from English subtitles, transliterated from the Japanese.
Notes: Edition from container and disc label.
Notes: Series numbering from container spine.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Notes: 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.
Notes: 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.
Notes: Cinematography, Asakazu Nakai ; art director, Takashi Matsuyama ; music, Fumio Hayasaka ; DVD producer, Kim Hendrickson.
Notes: 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.
Notes: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., Dolby Digital surround, NTSC, restored high-definition digital transfer.
Notes: In Japanese, with optional English subtitles.
Contents: Disc 1: The film, pt. 1 -- Disc 2: The film, pt. 2 -- Disc 3: The supplements.
ISBN: 1558409975
Publisher Number: CC1649D
Requests: 1
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 791.43 Sev
Medium: [DVD]