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Seven Samurai (Blu-ray)


Akira Kurosawa's timeless masterpiece

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One of the greatest films of all time Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai has influenced the work of director's from George Lucas to Steven Spielberg, and spawned remakes, such as John Sturges' acclaimed The Magnificent Seven.

With their village raided every year by vicious bandits, a group of peasants hire seven warriors to protect them. Initially met with suspicion, the warriors eventually gain the trust of the peasants and they join forces to face the bandits.

This Blu-ray edition includes alternative presentations of the film, a new and exclusive interview with Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns, and the film's original Japanese trailer.

Endlessly copied but never surpassed, Seven Samurai is a truly timeless classic

  • Digitally re-mastered in High Definition
  • Play with or without original intermission
  • Original Japanese theatrical trailer
  • The Art of Akira Kurosawa (2013, 49 mins): Asian-cinema expert Tony Rayns discusses Kurosawa's career and influence
  • Fully illustrated booklet with essays and credits
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SKU 5035673011997
Catalogue Number BFIB1199
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1954
Director Akira Kurosawa
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries Japan
Aspect ratio Original aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Black & White
Sound PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit
Subtitles English
Language(s) Japanese
Running time 207 min
Blu-ray region B
Certificate PG
BFICID_ID 150056617
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