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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

Most recently watched by Javitron, sensoria, eduardovictory, jakeneff, elisabethwithns, vivalaserdisc, jenerator, zombiefreak, seanCduregger, GMOM65

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

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

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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