Director: Akira Kurosawa Run Time: 207 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1954 Language: Japanese
Starring: Daisuke Kato, Isao Kimura, Keiko Tsushima, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi, Takashi Shimura, Toshirō Mifune, Yoshio Inaba
Kurosawa’s masterpiece of masterpieces, SEVEN SAMURAI tells the story of a ragtag group of lordless samurai who are brought together to defend a peasant village from a ruthless gang of bandits. Kurosawa creates a slow, deliberate story arc that leads inevitably to a massive battle sequence as the samurai and the villagers face down 40 mounted bandits. Few films have managed to tie amazing action with heart-wrenching emotion as effectively as SEVEN SAMURAI.
In Japanese with English subtitles