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The Resource Seven samurai, Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa ; a film by Akira Kurosawa ; Toho International, (videorecording)

Seven samurai, Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa ; a film by Akira Kurosawa ; Toho International, (videorecording)

Label
Seven samurai
Title
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 ; a film by Akira Kurosawa ; Toho International
Contributor
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
Member of
Cataloging source
DPL
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Shichinin no samurai (Motion picture)
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In 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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1910-1998
  • 1920-1997
  • 1905-1982
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kurosawa, Akira
  • Mifune, Toshirō
  • Shimura, Takashi
  • Toho International (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
207
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Samurai
  • Japan
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Seven samurai, Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa ; a film by Akira Kurosawa ; Toho International, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1954
  • 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 teasers ; gallery of rare posters and behind-the-scenes and production stills ; new and improved English subtitle translation. Disc 2: 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 Signey Lumet; and a reminiscence by Toshiro Mifune
  • 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
Accompanying material
1 booklet (1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 19 cm.).
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Disc 1: The film (part one) 112 min. -- Disc 2: The film (part two) 95 min. -- Disc 3: The supplements
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed., English subtitled version.
Extent
3 videodiscs (207 min.)
Isbn
9786310335841
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515019927
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1649D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
OCM71367893
System details
DVD; Dolby digital mono with optional Dolby surround soundtrack
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Seven samurai, Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa ; a film by Akira Kurosawa ; Toho International, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1954
  • 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 teasers ; gallery of rare posters and behind-the-scenes and production stills ; new and improved English subtitle translation. Disc 2: 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 Signey Lumet; and a reminiscence by Toshiro Mifune
  • 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
Accompanying material
1 booklet (1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 19 cm.).
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Disc 1: The film (part one) 112 min. -- Disc 2: The film (part two) 95 min. -- Disc 3: The supplements
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed., English subtitled version.
Extent
3 videodiscs (207 min.)
Isbn
9786310335841
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515019927
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1649D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
OCM71367893
System details
DVD; Dolby digital mono with optional Dolby surround soundtrack
Video recording format
DVD

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