The Seven Samurai
Criterion/Voyager (1954)
Action, Drama, Foreign, War
In Collection
Seen ItYes
3 hr 27 mins Japan / Japanese
Blu-ray Disc  Region 1, Region A   NR (Not Rated)
Yoshio Inaba
Toshirô Mifune
Takashi Shimura
Keiko Tsushima
Daisuke Katô
Seiji Miyaguchi
Minoru Chiaki
Isao Kimura
Akira Kurosawa
Producer Sojiro Motoki
Writer Akira Kurosawa
Shinobu Hashimoto
Cinematography Asakazu Nakai
Musician Fumio Hayasaka

A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village's request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village.
Edition Details
Edition Criterion Collection
Release Date 10/19/2010
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks Mono [Japanese]
PCM [Japanese]
SUB [English]
No. of Discs/Tapes 2

Disc 01 - Two audio commentaries, one featuring film scholars David Desser, Joan Mellen, Stephen Prince, Tony Rayns, and Donald Richie, and the other Japanese film expert Michael Jeck. - Fifty-minute documentary on the making of Seven Samurai, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create. - My Life in Cinema, a two-hour video conversation from 1993 between directors Akira Kurosawa and Nagisa Oshima. - Seven Samurai: Origins and Influences, a documentary looking at the samurai traditions and films that helped shape Kurosawa’s masterpiece. - Theatrical trailers and teaser. - Gallery of rare posters, behind-the scenes photos and production stills.