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The Resource Seven samurai : Shichinin no Samurai, Toho Company presents a Janus Films release ; production, Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa, (videorecording)

Seven samurai : Shichinin no Samurai, Toho Company presents a Janus Films release ; production, 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
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
  • Shichinin no 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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1910-1998
  • 1920-1997
  • 1905-1982
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kurosawa, Akira
  • Mifune, Toshirō
  • Shimura, Takashi
  • Janus Films
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
207
Series statement
  • Criterion collection
  • Classic collection
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Samurai films
  • Feature films
  • Japanese language materials
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Seven samurai : Shichinin no Samurai, Toho Company presents a Janus Films release ; production, Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa, (videorecording)
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 category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48213815
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc [207 min.]
Governing access note
For private home use only
Isbn
9780780020689
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429121726
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
SEV040
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 442914
  • (Sirsi) o48213815
  • (Sirsi) ADP-5042
System details
DVD; dolby digital; mono
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
Seven samurai : Shichinin no Samurai, Toho Company presents a Janus Films release ; production, Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa, (videorecording)
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 category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48213815
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc [207 min.]
Governing access note
For private home use only
Isbn
9780780020689
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429121726
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
SEV040
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 442914
  • (Sirsi) o48213815
  • (Sirsi) ADP-5042
System details
DVD; dolby digital; mono
Video recording format
laserdisc

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