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The Resource Seven samurai, Toho Company presents a Janus Films release ; production, Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa

Seven samurai, Toho Company presents a Janus Films release ; production, Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa

Label
Seven samurai
Title
Seven samurai
Statement of responsibility
Toho Company presents a Janus Films release ; production, Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa
Title variation
Akira Kurosawa's seven samurai
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
jpn
Summary
This epic masterpiece is about a group of 16th century samurai who are hired to defend a small Japanese village that finds itself annually raided by an army of bandits who steal the meager crops harvested by the peasants. Tired of relinquishing their food supply but woefully inept in combat skills, the villagers decide to hire a band of samurai to protect them. In addition to the primary conflict between the villagers and the bandits, much of the tale revolves around young Katsushiro's coming-of-age, both sexually and emotionally. Kikuchiyo's search for acceptance forms the other major storyline. Indeed, everyone in Seven Samurai is searching: for adventure, for experience, for freedom from their oppressors
Member of
Cataloging source
CZA
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In Japanese with optional English subtitles
PerformerNote
Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura
Runtime
207
Series statement
  • Criterion collection
  • Classic collection
Series volume
2
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Seven samurai, Toho Company presents a Janus Films release ; production, Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title also appears in Japanese characters on title screen
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1954
  • Special features: Original U.S. theatrical trailer, audio commentary by Japanese film expert Michael Jeck
Accompanying material
1 folded sheet
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (207 min.)
Isbn
9780780020689
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Previous call number: DVD 387
Other control number
037429121726
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
SEV040
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn793886630
System details
DVD; dolby digital; mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Seven samurai, Toho Company presents a Janus Films release ; production, Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa
Publication
Note
  • Title also appears in Japanese characters on title screen
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1954
  • Special features: Original U.S. theatrical trailer, audio commentary by Japanese film expert Michael Jeck
Accompanying material
1 folded sheet
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (207 min.)
Isbn
9780780020689
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Previous call number: DVD 387
Other control number
037429121726
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
SEV040
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn793886630
System details
DVD; dolby digital; mono
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

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