One of the greatest films of all time, Akira’s Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai has influenced the work of directors 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.
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Original Japanese theatrical trailer
The Art of Akira Kurosawa (2013, 47 mins): Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns discusses Kurosawa's career and influence
Fully illustrated booklet booklet with essays by Philip Kemp and full film credits