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Seven Samurai (1954) 4K Restoration

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Director: Akira Kurosawa Run Time: 207 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1954

Starring: Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi, Takashi Shimura, Toshirō Mifune, Yoshio Inaba

Country: Japan
Language: Japanese

Presented with a ten-minute intermission.


About the film:

One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai (1954) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride from Akira Kurosawa—featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura—seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope.

Seven Samurai (1954) originally premiered at the 1954 Venice Film Festival where Kurosawa was awarded the Silver Lion for Best Direction.

About the filmmaker:

Akira Kurosawa was a Japanese filmmaker who is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. He received international recognition after his feature film Rashomon (1950) won the Golden Lion at the 1951 Venice Film Festival and became the first Japanese film to win a major award at a western festival. He directed 30 feature films over five decades, including Ikiru (1952), Seven Samurai (1954), Throne of Blood (1957), The Hidden Fortress (1958), Yojimbo (1961)High and Low (1963), Kagemusha: The Shadow Warrior (1980), and Ran (1985). His work was celebrated at international film festivals and inspired and influenced filmmakers all over the world, including Takeshi Kitano, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, John Woo and Zhang Yimou. Among other career honors, Kurosawa received the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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