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The Resource Seven samurai, Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa, (videorecording)

Seven samurai, Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa, (videorecording)

Label
Seven samurai
Title
Seven samurai
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa
Title variation
  • Shichinin no samurai
  • 7 samurai
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits
Member of
Cataloging source
DPL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Asakazu Nakai ; art director, Takashi Matsuyama ; music, Fumio Hayasaka ; DVD producer, Kim Hendrickson
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In Japanese, with optional English subtitles
LC call number
PN1995.9.S24
LC item number
S4846 2006
PerformerNote
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
Runtime
207
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
2
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Seven samurai, Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title and credits from English subtitles, transliterated from the Japanese
  • Edition from container and disc label
  • Series numbering from container spine
  • 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 Signey Lumet; and a reminiscence by Toshiro Mifune
Accompanying material
1 booklet (55 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Disc 1: The film, pt. 1 -- Disc 2: The film, pt. 2 -- Disc 3: The supplements
Control code
ocm71367893
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen ; Special ed. , English subtitled version.
Extent
3 videodiscs (207 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515019927
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1649D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o71367893
  • (OCoLC)71367893
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., Dolby Digital surround, NTSC, restored high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Seven samurai, Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title and credits from English subtitles, transliterated from the Japanese
  • Edition from container and disc label
  • Series numbering from container spine
  • 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 Signey Lumet; and a reminiscence by Toshiro Mifune
Accompanying material
1 booklet (55 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Disc 1: The film, pt. 1 -- Disc 2: The film, pt. 2 -- Disc 3: The supplements
Control code
ocm71367893
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen ; Special ed. , English subtitled version.
Extent
3 videodiscs (207 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515019927
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1649D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o71367893
  • (OCoLC)71367893
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., Dolby Digital surround, NTSC, restored high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD

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