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  • Published: [Irvington, NY?] : Classic Collection, [1998]
  • Year Published: 1998
  • Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 211 min.) ; sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. +
  • Language: Japanese
  • Format: DVD

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  • 0780020685 :
  • 00037429121726


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Seven samurai : Shichinin no samurai

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Call number: DVD FLC-JPN Seven

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Originally produced as a motion picture in 1954.

A foreign film (Japan).

"A joint venture between Janus Films and Home Vision Cinema"--Container.

Toshirō Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tsushima Keiko, Yukiko Shimazaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Daisuke Katō, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi.

In 16th century Japan, desperate villagers, with a dirty little secret, hire seven warriors to defend their lives and homes against a band of merciless, roaming bandits. Includes the original US theatrical trailer and running audio commentary by Michael Jeck.

DVD; NTSC; copy protected; aspect ratio (1.33:1); Dolby digital mono.

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Combining both the incredible expressiveness of silent acting with the emotions of speaking characters, this classic masterpiece explores both the human psyche and Japanese feudal culture while keeping its viewers enraptured with action, comedy, drama, romance, tragedy, and sports-rooting-like joy.

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