Rating: 10 stars
Seen 4 times
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
Kyoko Mori | Ren Yamamoto | Ken Utsui | Tatsuya Nakadai | Takeshi Katô | Toriko Takahara | Misao Suyama | Yayoko Kitano | Yûko Togawa | Michiko Kawabe | Shizuko Azuma | Toshiko Nakano | Michiko Kadono | Kyôko Ozawa | Masako Ôshiro | Tsurue Ichimanji | Haruko Toyama | Tsuruko Mano | Matsue Ono | Takeshi Seki | Yoshikazu Kawamata | Shigeo Katô | Masayoshi Kawabe | Megeru Shimoda | Tsuneo Katagiri | Yasumasa Ônishi | Yasuhisa Tsutsumi | Shû Ôe | Hideo Ôtsuka | Toku Ihara | Eisuke Nakanishi | Kazuo Imai | Kôji Iwamoto | Hiroshi Akitsu | Akira Yamada | Akira Kitchôji | Gorô Amano | Haruo Suzuki | Kyôichi Kamiyama | Junpei Natsuki | Jirô Suzukawa | Kaneo Ikeda | Ippei Kawagoe | Takuzô Kumagaya | Masahide Matsushita | Sanpei Mine | Haruo Nakajima | Jun Mikami | Ryûtarô Amami | Akio Kusama | Akira Tani | Shigemi Sunagawa | Chindanji Miyagawa | Taiji Naka | Kamayuki Tsubono | Kôji Uno | Masaaki Tachibana | Shôichi Hirose | Takashi Narita | Senkichi Ômura | Kiyoshi Kamoda | Gorô Sakurai | Hideo Shibuya | 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 | Kichijirô Ueda | Sôjin Kamiyama | Gen Shimizu | Isao Yamagata | Toranosuke Ogawa | Atsushi Watanabe | Jun Tatara | Eijirō Tōno | Kokuten Kôdô | Yoshio Tsuchiya | Yoshio Kosugi | Bokuzen Hidari | Kamatari Fujiwara | Keiko Tsushima | Yukiko Shimazaki | Isao Kimura | Daisuke Katô | Minoru Chiaki | Seiji Miyaguchi | Takashi Shimura | Yoshio Inaba | 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.