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Seen on: 01/16/2017, 12/30/2013, 11/27/2013, 01/13/2001 (rewatch)

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Seven Samurai (1954)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Action | Drama | Adventure

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Overview

A samurai answers a village’s request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village.

Rated NR | Length 207 minutes

Actors

Toshirō Mifune | Takashi Shimura | Minoru Chiaki | Kichijirô Ueda | Noriko Honma | Daisuke Katô | Yoshio Tsuchiya | Yoshio Inaba | Seiji Miyaguchi | Isao Kimura | Keiko Tsushima | Bokuzen Hidari | Tatsuya Nakadai | Takeshi Katô | Ken Utsui | Kamatari Fujiwara | Noriko Sengoku | Eijirô Tôno | Sachio Sakai | Kokuten Kôdô | Shinpei Takagi | Hiroshi Hayashi | Isao Yamagata | Yoshio Kosugi | Atsushi Watanabe | Toranosuke Ogawa | Tsuruko Mano | Jun Tatara | Haruo Nakajima | Sanpei Mine | Senkichi Ômura | Akira Tani | Shôichi Hirose | Shin Ôtomo | Minoru Itô | Haruo Suzuki | Ichirô Chiba | Shigemi Sunagawa | Haruya Sakamoto | Gen Shimizu | Yukiko Shimazaki | Ren Yamamoto | Kôji Uno | Hiroshi Sugi | Toshio Takahara | Kamayuki Tsubono | Shigeo Katô | Kôji Iwamoto | Yasuhisa Tsutsumi | Sôjin Kamiyama | Akio Kusama | Toshiko Nakano | Akira Yamada | Masanobu Ôkubo | Shizuko Azuma | Junpei Natsuki | Haruko Toyama | Hiroshi Akitsu | Keiji Sakakida | Toku Ihara | Hideo Shibuya | Masaaki Tachibana | Tsurue Ichimanji | Jirô Suzukawa | Sôkichi Maki | Etsuo Saijo | Gorô Sakurai | Kiyoshi Kamoda | Takashi Narita | Taiji Naka | Chindanji Miyagawa | Ryûtarô Amami | Jun Mikami | Masahide Matsushita | Kaneo Ikeda | Takuzô Kumagaya | Ippei Kawagoe | Kyôichi Kamiyama | Gorô Amano | Akira Kitchôji | Kazuo Imai | Eisuke Nakanishi | Hideo Ôtsuka | Shû Ôe | Yasumasa Ônishi | Tsuneo Katagiri | Megeru Shimoda | Masayoshi Kawabe | Yoshikazu Kawamata | Takeshi Seki | Matsue Ono | Masako Ôshiro | Kyôko Ozawa | Michiko Kadono | Michiko Kawabe | Yûko Togawa | Yayoko Kitano | Misao Suyama | Toriko Takahara | Kyoko Mori

Viewing Notes

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.

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