Rating: 10 stars
Seen 4 times
A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village’s request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village.
Rated NR | Length 207 minutes
Ren Yamamoto | Ken Utsui | Tatsuya Nakadai | Takeshi Katô | Toriko Takahara | Misao Suyama | Yayoko Kitano | Yûko Togawa | Michiko Kawabe | Keiko Mori | Shizuko Azuma | Toshiko Nakano | Michiko Kadono | Tsurue Ichimanji | Masako Ôshiro | Takeshi Seki | Haruko Toyama | Tsuruko Mano | Matsue Ono | Kyôko Ozawa | Yoshikazu Kawamata | Shigeo Katô | Masayoshi Kawabe | Megeru Shimoda | Tsuneo Katagiri | Yasumasa Ônishi | Hideo Ôtsuka | Yasuhisa Tsutsumi | Shû Ôe | Toku Ihara | Eisuke Nakanishi | Kazuo Imai | Akira Yamada | Hiroshi Akitsu | Akira Kitchôji | Kôji Iwamoto | Gorô Amano | Haruo Suzuki | Kyôichi Kamiyama | Junpei Natsuki | Jirô Suzukawa | Ippei Kawagoe | Ippei Kawagoe | Takuzô Kumagaya | Kaneo Ikeda | Masahide Matsushita | Sanpei Mine | Haruo Nakajima | Jun Mikami | Ryûtarô Amami | Akio Kusama | Akira Tani | Shigemi Sunagawa | Chindanji Miyagawa | Taiji Naka | Kamayuki Tsubono | Masaaki Tachibana | Kôji Uno | Shôichi Hirose | Takashi Narita | Senkichi Ômura | Kiyoshi Kamoda | Hideo Shibuya | Gorô Sakurai | Minoru Itô | Haruya Sakamoto | Masanobu Ôkubo | Noriko Honma | Etsuo Saijo | Noriko Sengoku | Ichirô Chiba | Sôkichi Maki | Sachio Sakai | Hiroshi Hayashi | Toshio Takahara | Shin Ôtomo | Hiroshi Sugi | Shinpei Takagi | Keiji Sakakida | Sôjin Kamiyama | Toranosuke Ogawa | Gen Shimizu | Atsushi Watanabe | Isao Yamagata | Kichijirô Ueda | Jun Tatara | Eijirô Tôno | Kokuten Kôdô | Yoshio Kosugi | Yukiko Shimazaki | Kamatari Fujiwara | Yoshio Tsuchiya | Bokuzen Hidari | Keiko Tsushima | Isao Kimura | Daisuke Katô | Minoru Chiaki | Seiji Miyaguchi | Yoshio Inaba | Takashi Shimura | Toshirō Mifune
Another big screen bucket list movie conquered and one that was at the top of that list. Probably the best Christmas present I could have received. This was the fourth time I’ve seen this and first time in theater, 35mm no less. Also the most I’ve cried while viewing this movie. Mostly tears of joy but for all the emotional beats. Just amazing to witness on the big screen with so much more impact in those scenes I couldn’t stop myself. If there was a perfect movie this is certainly one. Even after viewing only one month ago this movie remains just as powerful. I’m seriously considering going again for the next screening at MBT.