Seven Samurai* (Shichinin no Samurai )

  • 1954 ----- b & w ----- 203 min ----- laserdisc///
  • (Directed by Akira Kurosawa, screenplay by Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Ognui, Akira Kurosawa; with Takashi Shimura, Toshiro Mifune, Yoshio Inaba, Seiji Miyaguchi, Minoru Chiaki) Much imitated, still unsurpassed. By critical consensus one of the best movies ever made, The Seven Samurai covers so much emotional, historical, and cinematic ground that it demands to be viewed over and over again. Director Akira Kurosawa re-imagines the epic westerns of John Ford in a Japanese context. [Funded by the Department of Comparative Literature] (In Japanese with English subtitles) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Asian Languages and Literature, History: Asian, Japan, Motion Pictures: Features)