The Resource Seven samurai : Shichinin no samurai, Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa, (videorecording)

Seven samurai : Shichinin no samurai, Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa, (videorecording)

Label
Seven samurai : Shichinin no samurai
Title
Seven samurai
Title remainder
Shichinin no samurai
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa
Title variation
  • Shichinin no samurai
  • 7 samurai
  • Akira Kurosawa's seven samurai
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
Tells the story of a sixteenth-century Japanese village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits
Member of
Cataloging source
DPL
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Shichinin no samurai (Motion picture)
Credits note
Cinematography, Asakazu Nakai ; art director, Takashi Matsuyama ; music, Fumio Hayasaka ; DVD producer, Kim Hendrickson
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In Japanese, with optional English subtitles
LC call number
  • PN1995.9.S24
  • PN1995.9.S24
LC item number
  • S4846 2006
  • S4846 2006
PerformerNote
Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Daisuke Kato, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi, Yoshio Kosugi, Bokuzen Hidari, Yoshio Inaba, Yoshio Tsuchiya
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1910-1998
  • 1918-2018
  • 1904-1996
  • 1920-1997
  • 1905-1982
  • 1926-2012
  • 1931-
  • 1911-1975
  • 1923-1981
  • 1917-1999
  • 1913-1985
  • 1894-1971
  • 1920-1998
  • 1901-1988
  • 1908-1977
  • 1914-1955
  • 1955-
  • 1924-2013
  • 1932-2013
  • 1947-
  • 1965-
  • 1922-2010
  • 1924-2011
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Motoki, Sōjirō
  • Kurosawa, Akira
  • Hashimoto, Shinobu
  • Oguni, Hideo
  • Mifune, Toshirō
  • Shimura, Takashi
  • Tsushima, Keiko
  • Shimazaki, Yukiko
  • Fujiwara, Kamatari
  • Katō, Daisuke
  • Kimura, Isao
  • Chiaki, Minoru
  • Miyaguchi, Seiji
  • Kosugi, Yoshio
  • Hidari, Bokuzen
  • Inaba, Yoshio
  • Tsuchiya, Yoshio
  • Nakai, Asakazu
  • Matsuyama, So
  • Hayasaka, Fumio
  • Desser, David
  • Mellen, Joan
  • Prince, Stephen
  • Rayns, Tony
  • Richie, Donald
  • Jeck, Michael C
  • Ōshima, Nagisa
  • Turan, Kenneth
  • Cowie, Peter
  • Kemp, Philip
  • Jiao, Xiongping
  • Silver, Alain
  • Galbraith, Stuart
  • Penn, Arthur
  • Lumet, Sidney
  • Janus Films
  • Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
207
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
2
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  • Samurai
  • Foreign films
  • Japan
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Seven samurai : Shichinin no samurai, Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Series numbering from container spine
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1954
  • Special features: Disc 1: Two audio commentaries--one by film scholars David Desser, Joan Mellen, Stephen Prince, Tony Rayns, and Donald Richie, and one by Japanese-film expert Michael Jeck; theatrical trailers and teaser; gallery of rare posters and behind-the-scenes and production stills -- Disc 2: A 50-minute documentary on the making of 'Seven samurai', created as part of the "Toho masterworks" series "Akira Kurosawa : it is wonderful to create" -- Disc 3: "My life in cinema", a two-hour video conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nagisa Oshima from 1993, produced by the Directors Guild of Japan; "'Seven samurai': origins and influences", a new documentary looking at the samurai traditions and films that impacted Kurosawa's masterpiece
  • Booklet features essays by Kenneth Turan, Peter Cowie, Philip Kemp, Peggy Chiao, Alain Silver, and Stuart Galbraith IV; tributes from Arthur Penn and Signey Lumet; and a reminiscence by Toshiro Mifune
Accompanying material
1 booklet.
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Disc 1: The film, pt. 1 -- Disc 2: The film, pt. 2 -- Disc 3: The supplements
Control code
ocm71367893
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed. ; English subtitled version.
Extent
3 videodiscs (207 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515019927
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1649D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)71367893
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., Dolby Digital surround, NTSC, restored high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Seven samurai : Shichinin no samurai, Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Series numbering from container spine
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1954
  • Special features: Disc 1: Two audio commentaries--one by film scholars David Desser, Joan Mellen, Stephen Prince, Tony Rayns, and Donald Richie, and one by Japanese-film expert Michael Jeck; theatrical trailers and teaser; gallery of rare posters and behind-the-scenes and production stills -- Disc 2: A 50-minute documentary on the making of 'Seven samurai', created as part of the "Toho masterworks" series "Akira Kurosawa : it is wonderful to create" -- Disc 3: "My life in cinema", a two-hour video conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nagisa Oshima from 1993, produced by the Directors Guild of Japan; "'Seven samurai': origins and influences", a new documentary looking at the samurai traditions and films that impacted Kurosawa's masterpiece
  • Booklet features essays by Kenneth Turan, Peter Cowie, Philip Kemp, Peggy Chiao, Alain Silver, and Stuart Galbraith IV; tributes from Arthur Penn and Signey Lumet; and a reminiscence by Toshiro Mifune
Accompanying material
1 booklet.
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Disc 1: The film, pt. 1 -- Disc 2: The film, pt. 2 -- Disc 3: The supplements
Control code
ocm71367893
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed. ; English subtitled version.
Extent
3 videodiscs (207 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515019927
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1649D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)71367893
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., Dolby Digital surround, NTSC, restored high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD

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