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The Resource Shichinin no samurai : Seven samurai, Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa

Shichinin no samurai : Seven samurai, Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa

Label
Shichinin no samurai : Seven samurai
Title
Shichinin no samurai
Title remainder
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
  • Seven samurai
  • 7 samurai
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Art director
Director of photography
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
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"--Container
Member of
Awards note
Academy Award: Honorary Award - Best Foreign Language Film first released in the U.S. during 1955.
Cataloging source
DPL
Characteristic
videorecording
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Shichinin no samurai (Motion picture)
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Credits note
Cinematography, Asakazu Nakai ; music, Fumio Hayasaka ; art direction, Takashi Matsuyama
Language note
Soundtrack: Japanese; with optional English subtitles
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
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  • 1910-1998
  • 1918-2018
  • 1904-1996
  • 1920-1997
  • 1905-1982
  • 1926-2012
  • 1931-
  • 1905-1985
  • 1911-1975
  • 1923-1981
  • 1917-1999
  • 1913-1985
  • 1903-1968
  • 1894-1971
  • 1920-1998
  • 1927-2017
  • 1901-1988
  • 1908-1977
  • 1914-1955
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  • Motoki, Sōjirō
  • 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
  • Janus Films
  • Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
207
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
2
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  • Samurai
  • Japan
  • Samurai
  • Samurai
  • Japan
  • Adventure
  • Samurai
  • Japan
  • Samurai
  • Japan
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Shichinin no samurai : Seven samurai, Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
  • Full screen (1.33:1)
  • 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
Accompanying material
1 booklet (55 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vf
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1: The film, part one -- Disc 2: The film, part two -- Disc 3: The supplements
Control code
71367893
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Special edition, English subtitled version.
Extent
3 videodiscs (207 min.)
Isbn
9786310335841
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515019927
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
CC1649D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)71367893
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; full screen presentation (1.33:1 aspect); Dolby Digital mono, Dolby Digital surround; restored high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Shichinin no samurai : Seven samurai, Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa
Publication
Copyright
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
  • Full screen (1.33:1)
  • 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
Accompanying material
1 booklet (55 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vf
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1: The film, part one -- Disc 2: The film, part two -- Disc 3: The supplements
Control code
71367893
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Special edition, English subtitled version.
Extent
3 videodiscs (207 min.)
Isbn
9786310335841
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515019927
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
CC1649D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)71367893
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; full screen presentation (1.33:1 aspect); Dolby Digital mono, Dolby Digital surround; restored high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD

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