Seven samurai Shichinin no samurai

DVD
Published 2006
Item Details
Summary:

In 16th century Japan, desperate villagers, with a dirty little secret, hire seven warriors to defend their lives and homes against a band of merciless, roaming bandits. Includes the original US theatrical trailer and running audio commentary by Michael Jeck.

Edition:
Special edition.
Description:
3 videodiscs (207 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 inches.
digital optical surround Dolby Digital monophonic
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating : Not rated.
PG.
Other Title:
Shichinin no samurai
Notes:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
"A joint venture between Janus Films and Home Vision Cinema"--Container.
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.
Photography, Asaichi Nakai ; editor, Hiroshi Nezu ; music, Fumio Hayasaka.
Takashi Shimura, Tsushima Keiko, Yukiko Shimazaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi.
DVD ; fullscreen presentation ; Dolby Digital monophonic.
For private home use only.
In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
CC1649D
ICRCC1649D
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