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Uniform Title Shichinin no samurai (Motion picture)
Title Shichinin no samurai [videorecording] / Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha ; seisaku Motoki Sōjirō ; kantoku Kurosawa Akira.
七人の侍 [videorecording] / 東宝株式会社 ; 製作本木荘二郎 ; 監督黒澤明.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Ja SHI    DUE 07-06-21
 GDL Grandview Library DVD    Ja SHI    Available
Edition Special ed.
Description 3 videodiscs (207 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (55 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.).
Series The Criterion collection ; 2
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 2.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
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.
Booklet features essays by Kenneth Turan, Peter Cowie, Philip Kemp, Peggy Chiao, Alain Silver, and Stuart Galbraith IV; tributes from Arthur Penn and Sidney Lumet; and a reminiscence by Toshiro Mifune.
Contents Disc 1: The film, pt. 1 -- Disc 2: The film, pt. 2 -- Disc 3: The supplements.
Credits Cinematography, Asakazu Nakai ; music, Fumio Hayasaka.
Cast 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.
Summary 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.
Language Japanesed dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Japan -- History -- Period of civil wars, 1480-1603 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Samurai films.
Action and adventure films.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Added Author Motoki, Sojiro, producer.
Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998, writer, director.
Hashimoto, Shinobu, 1918- writer.
Oguni, Hideo, 1904-1996., writer.
Mifune, Toshirō, 1920-1997., actor.
Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982., actor.
Tsushima, Keiko, 1926-2012, actor.
Shimazaki, Yukiko, 1931- actor.
Fujiwara, Kamatari, 1905-1985, actor.
Katō, Daisuke, 1911-1975, actor.
Kimura, Isao,, actor.
Chiaki, Minoru, 1917-1999, actor.
Miyaguchi, Seiji, 1913-1985, actor.
Kosugi, Yoshio, actor.
Hidari, Bokuzen,, actor.
Inaba, Yoshio,, actor.
Tsuchiya, Yoshio, 1927- actor.
Nakai, Asakazu, 1901-1988, cinematograapher.
Matsuyama, So, 1908-1977.
Hayasaka, Fumio, 1914-1955, composer.
Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Disc label and container titles in English: Seven samurai
ISBN 1558409975
Standard No. 715515019927
Music No. CC1649D Criterion Collection

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