Seven samurai [DVD videorecording] Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa.
Contributor(s): Motoki, Sojiro | Kurosawa, Akira | Hashimoto, Shinobu | Oguni, Hideo | Mifune, Toshirō | Shimura, Takashi | Tsushima, Keiko | Shimazaki, Yukiko | Fujiwara, Kamatari | Katō, Daisuke | Kimura, Isao | Chiaki, Minoru | Miyaguchi, Seiji | Kosugi, Yoshio | Hidari, Bokuzen | Inaba, Yoshio | Tsuchiya, Yoshio | Nakai, Asakazu | Matsuyama, So | Hayasaka, Fumio | Desser, David | Mellen, Joan | Prince, Stephen | Rayns, Tony | Richie, Donald | Jeck, Michael | Ōshima, Nagisa | Turan, Kenneth | Cowie, Peter | Kemp, Philip | Jiao, Xiongping | Silver, Alain | Galbraith, Stuart | Penn, Arthur | Lumet, Sidney | Janus Films | Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha | Criterion Collection (Firm).Material type: FilmSeries: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs): 2.Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 2006Edition: Special ed., English subtitled version.Description: 3 videodiscs (207 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (55 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.).Other title: 七人の侍 Other title: Shichinin no samurai [Original Japanese title:] | 7 samurai.Uniform titles: Shichinin no samurai (Motion picture) Subject(s): Samurai -- Drama | Japan -- History -- Period of civil wars, 1480-1603 -- Drama | Samurai -- 16th century -- Drama | Japan -- History -- Period of civil wars, 1480-1603 -- Drama | Adventure -- Feature | Feature films | Adventure films | Adventure -- FeatureGenre/Form: Samurai films. | Action and adventure films. | Fiction films. | Feature films. | Feature films. | Adventure films. | Foreign films -- Japan. | Adventure -- Feature. | Feature films -- Japan.DDC classification: 791.43/72 LOC classification: PN1995.9.S24 | S4846 2006
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|DVD||Downtown Branch International materials||Japanese language materials||IMC JPN DVD SEV V. 2 (Browse shelf)||1||Available||31562014598751|
|DVD||Downtown Branch International materials||Japanese language materials||IMC JPN DVD SEV V. 1 (Browse shelf)||1||Available||31562014598520|
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.
Title and credits from English subtitles, transliterated from the Japanese.
Edition from container and disc label.
Series numbering from container spine.
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.
Cinematography, Asakazu Nakai ; art director, Takashi Matsuyama ; music, Fumio Hayasaka ; DVD producer, Kim Hendrickson.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits.
Disc 1: The film, pt. 1 -- Disc 2: The film, pt. 2 -- Disc 3: The supplements.
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.