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Seven Samurai
Drama, Action, Adventure
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Akira Kurosawa
Takashi Shimura as Kambei Shimada
Toshirô Mifune as Kikuchiyo
Yoshio Inaba as Gorobei Katayama
Minoru Chiaki as Heihachi Hayashida
Daisuke Katô as Shichiroji
Isao Kimura as Katsushiro Okamoto
Yukiko Shimazaki as Rikichi's Wife
Kamatari Fujiwara as Manzo, father of Shino
Yoshio Kosugi as Mosuke
Yoshio Tsuchiya as Rikichi
Kokuten Kodo as Gisaku, the Old Man
Storyline: A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
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Mud and Rain and Conflict
This film is undoubtedly Kurosawa's masterpiece (no mean feat when one considers the opposition such as "Throne of Blood", "Ran" and "Yojimbo"). The film's story, construction, credible and engaging characters, and that perfect ending are assets that most directors would give their eye teeth for but Kurosawa also proves himself the most economically effective director of action scenes who puts Hollywood directors like Spielberg firmly in his place: the climactic scene where he shows only horses hooves and human legs rushing hither and thither in the mud and torrential rain is most effective in conveying both the ferocity of the conflict and the panic of the villagers, and serves to prove that imagination and invention will always triumph over computer-generated images.
One of Kurosawa's best
While this movie is probably the most widely recognized film of the director Kurosawa, it isn't my personal favorite--though it's close. But considering how many wonderful films he made and how this movie sparked the Magnificent Seven films, its impact and importance can't be ignored. And I would have to say that it deserves all the attention--it's just too bad that other films like YOJIMBO, SANJURO and THE BAD SLEEP WELL just haven't gotten all the attention this film has. Actually, it['s strange that I am getting around to reviewing this film now--as I have seen it several times and thought I'd already reviewed it.

The film begins in the feudal period in Japan in a small town that is being terrorized by a gang. These thugs periodically come to strip the people of what little they have as well as their dignity--much like locusts. Eventually, the gang's demands are so extreme that it appears they have no choice but to fight back when they next return--otherwise they face starvation. The problem is that these are simple peasants and they haven't got a prayer against Ronin (i.e., samurai who have no master). Eventually, townspeople get the idea to bring in some of their own Ronin to fight against the evil gang. At this point, the film concentrates on the seven men--who they are, their motivations, etc. It is here that the film really excels. In fact, probably the least exciting portion of the film is the eventual battle between the forces.

An excellent character study and a film with so much to love--great acting, direction and a dandy and exciting script.
Brilliant and groundbreaking
Akira Kurosawa's film 'Seven Samurai' is another one of those films that most people recognize as one of the greatest ever, without ever even seeing the film first; just solely based on its reputation. Admittedly, I was one of those people, so I was delighted to find that, when finally seeing this film, I finally have the experience to back up my opinion.

'Seven Samurai', written and directed by Kurosawa, tells the tale of a small village in Japan in the 1600's that is plagued by bandits who take their food supply, not leaving enough for the villagers to survive on. When they discover that the bandits will strike again after their rice crop is harvested, they decide to take the few possessions they own and employ samurai to defend the village. Seven samurai are eventually recruited, and they help the villagers learn to defend themselves, while dealing with clashing values, traditions and perceptions.

My synopsis of the plot does not begin to do justice to this incredible story. Kurosawa spins a rich and intertwining tale that is at times dramatic, and at others, hilariously funny. While I have no idea who 90% of the actors are, Kurosawa's 'muse', I was thrilled to see Toshiro Mifune playing a samurai who is a loose cannon and all around nutcase. Having seen Mifune in only serious roles, most notably in Kurosawa's 'High and Low' it was a very entertaining surprise. In terms of the film itself, Kurosawa's direction is nearly flawless. Despite its three and a half hour run time, the pacing was perfect and there were no points where the film lagged. While the film is about samurai, and the perception of the general public in recent decades may have changed since the 1950's, 'Seven Samurai' is mostly story and not a lot of hard action (of course, look at the decade we're also dealing with), although there was one really slick fight scene when Kurosawa filmed a shot in slow motion that made me howl.

There is really no comparing the remake of this film, 'The Magnificent Seven' because while the story is similar, just about everything else is different. However, after watching 'The Magnificent Seven', then 'Seven Samurai' (both for the first time, on the same night) I was struck by how much more emotional I was during several scenes in 'Seven Samurai' than their equivalent scenes in the former film. Both in terms of dramatic acting and dialogue, and the respectful and beautiful framing of shots by Kurosawa, 'Seven Samurai' packed a much bigger emotional wallop for me.

Every time I watch a film off of the IMDb 250 or the AFI 100, I take an admittedly ridiculous amount of time to examine its merit in its place on the list, or whether it deserves to be on the list at all. Obviously, the films closest to #1 get the most scrutiny, and 'Seven Samurai' was the only film in top 20 that I hadn't yet seen. While I don't agree with several of the films in the top 10 being placed ahead of my personal favorite film, 'Citizen Kane', after seeing 'Seven Samurai' I believe it should solidly be placed exactly where it is. It is a groundbreaking film that stands up fifty years later. Whether or not you have seen the film, try to catch it on the Criterion DVD – I have seen clips of the film before, and unfortunately the prints were damaged and scratched. The Criterion transfer is absolutely gorgeous, so seek it out.

Kurosawa's most influential film and one of the greatest motion pictures ever to grace the screen
At the time I wrote this review, Akira Kurosawa had recently, and very quickly, become one of my all-time favorite directors. I had only seen four of his films and given each and every one of them my highest rating. His greatest, and undoubtedly his most popular film was in 1954 epic Seven Samurai, which was the top-selling movie out of Japan for the year and won the Japanese Academy Award for Best Picture. Today, it's ranked one of the greatest motion pictures ever. And it rightfully holds that title.

This is a spectacular film. Full of wonderful characters, spectacular scenery, and great performances all around, it is Kurosawa's fantastic story about a poor farming village in 16th century Japan being consistently placed under attack by marauding bandits. Facing starvation if the bandits raid them again, the peasants fearfully and reluctantly turn to seven unemployed samurai to defend themselves.

There is no weak element to Seven Samurai. One of its greatest aspects is its characters. Every single one of them, farmer or samurai, is given tremendous development, making them memorable. This is one of those films where if a character gets killed off, you suddenly find yourselves missing their presence on film because you got to know them so well. I will not name him, but there was one ill-fated character in the film when, after he died, I felt kind of cheerless because I had come to respect him as a human being instead of an actor performing in front of a camera and reading out scripted dialogue. If you were to ask me which character was my favorite, I would be tied between two of them. The characters played by Takashi Shimura and Toshiro Mifune, two of the finest Japanese actors who ever lived.

Another thing I admire in Seven Samurai is the feeling of authenticity. The feeling that it all could have really happened. There are very few moments where the unbelievable occurs, as most action movies tend to succumb to. One thing I admired was the antagonists of the film: the bandits. Unlike most Hollywood movies where the bad guys have names and are introduced as characters to make them effective, the bandits in Seven Samurai all go without names. We only know them as "the bandits" and that is appropriate because that's all the characters know them as. Just marauding, murdering bandits who must be killed off as soon as possible.

Kurosawa was undoubtedly one of the most influential directors of all time and that is clear in this film. Many of the transitions and techniques that motion pictures today seem to follow on a conventional level were inspired by this film: slow-motion, a "fade" wipe between scenes like what you see in the Star Wars movies, using the weather to affect emotion and atmosphere, a team forming to take on a larger enemy, the list goes on. The movie was so influential that it was remade here in the United States as The Magnificent Seven (1960), which I consider one of the greatest remakes ever. Not as good as its original source—not by a long shot—but considerably effective and noteworthy.

In regards to the movie's soundtrack, it's a success. The music was composed by Fumio Hayasaka and it's wonderful. We seldom hear any of it, when we do, its an efficacious presence of impact. The opening score is very effective and the music that plays when the farmers are searching for samurai in the town remains one of my favorite soundtrack pieces today.

There is one thing in the film that might warn off some viewers. It is long. At over three and a half hours in length, some people will be cautious before sitting down to view it and some will lose their patience, but to those who can sit down and enjoy a movie no matter how long it lasts, it will be realized as fast-moving storytelling. Like The Ten Commandments (1956), even the long takes and the slow pacing seems fast because it is so well-written and so masterfully directed by Kurosawa.

One of the greatest masterpieces of all time. And now that it's been released in a wonderful three-disc collection here in the United States, its audience will continue to expand and its legacy will live on. That's the only kind of fate a masterpiece should have.
the best ever
will never forget watching the extended cut at 2am in high school... such an eye opener. the scenes are perfectly crafted, and the camera work and lighting is on point. If you really like it, I advise getting the criterion edition, got it myself and truly is the best way to appreciate the film. as well, seven samurai is not only adventure/action but also a character driven narrative in which we can appreciate many subjects reacting to challenging situations. the epicness can be felt across the entire movie. the energy on the performances and the consistency within them are absolutely remarkable. This is truly a gem of cinema, in my opinion, alongside citizen kane and 2001 for the GOAT.
Nice Movie
If you haven't watched this movie; then you have watched nothing. This is a movie which contains every spice in it. Old is Gold. This movie is about how few men come together. They reignite their minds and soul. Got to know the true meaning of being samurai. On the journey helps other people, become a team. Fights for justice. A must watch movie. This movie touches your heart and soul. You can not wait to watch it again and again. Samurai's work only for handful of rice to eat because they understand that farmers can not pay them much. Even some times they share the food with poor farmers; which is really sentimental.

Many characters die in "Seven Samurai," but violence and action are not the point of the movie. It is more about duty and social roles. The samurai at the end have lost four of their seven, yet there are no complaints, because that is the samurai's lot. The villagers do not much want the samurai around once the bandits are gone, because armed men are a threat to order. That is the nature of society. The samurai who fell in love with the local girl is used significantly in the composition of the final shots. First he is seen with his colleagues. Then with the girl. Then in an uncommitted place not with the samurai, but somehow of them.
Kurosawa is the greatest director that ever lived
Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece... The Japanese equivalent to Orson Welles' Citizen Kane.. I say it's just as good, if not even better. Not only Kurosawa's most well known film, but the most widely recognized Japanese film ever made. This movie will forever be known as a milestone in motion picture history.

The story revolves around a village that has become a group of bandits' common looting and pillaging ground. The villagers cannot take this any longer and go to town to hire warriors to defend the village from the bandits. A wandering ronin, Kambei (Takashi Shimura) agrees to help them and with his help, they recruit six others that agree to take the job. The seven samurai teach the villagers how to stand up to the bandits and defend themselves. Finally, when the time comes, they engage in a fierce battle with the attacking bandits.

About once in every 20 years or so we are gifted with a film that has the meaning, power, richness, and technique that The Seven Samurai has. I cannot urge anyone enough to see this film, the images are true cinematic poetry rich with so much emotion that I cannot even describe them in words. If you have never seen any of Kurosawa's works, then please see Seven Samurai... you will witness the true beauty, excellence and magic that the art form known as film is capable of.
It Helped Define Film
This is a movie that makes over three hours seem like a few minutes. As with a great work of art, it appreciates on multiple viewings. This is a classic tale of an oppressed village under siege from enemies. They are plundered and attacked by murderous thieves and have little hope. Enter the good guys who aren't always seen as good guys. Yes, it is a classic plot, but there the comparison ends. The way Kurosawa frames his scenes, the action sequences, the close ups, the emotions expressed are seldom matched. This has everything: a massive spectacle with battle scenes unmatched, incredible acting by Kurosawa's stable, including his star Taoshiro Mifune. In the "High Noon" tradition, it has the theme that we need to help ourselves and not depend on others to help us. The Samurai, who have ruled for a long time, have fallen into disfavor and so there's a tension: Why should they fight if the villagers are only interested in keeping what is there's, even if it means constant raids and attacks. There are greater reviewers who have done justice to this film. I can only say that I am a huge fan.
In 1954, Kurosawa made foreign film history with Seven Samurai. Everything about this film is just absolutely terrific. The film lasts around 3 1/2 hours, and every minute of it is unbelievable filmmaking. Kurosawa's blend of stellar craft, captivating cinematography, ravishing art direction, and unforgettable characters makes this one of the most intelligent films ever made. The first hour is devoted to devoloping the many four-dimensional characters which inhabit the film throughout. When watching the film, the audiece cares for, trusts, mourns and ultimately believes every single attribute the characters have. Samurai set up the way that many action films are made today; films like Predator and Alien still work within it's boundaries. The battle scenes are terrific and the fast-paced editing is ground-breaking. If people have a problem with subtitles and long movies, then see this and your opinions will change. The sheer filmmaking of Kurosawa will not disappoint. Also see Yojimbo and High & Low.
Thrilling, interesting, beautiful, and unexpectedly funny.
Coming in at over three hours, and being set in 1500s feudal Japan, Seven Samurai is a true historical epic. It may not have gone many exotic places, much of it in one tiny village, but hey, neither did Titanic. But it's epic status is not what sets it apart from the rest; no, rather is its dramatic storyline and subplots, as well as very likable leads. Kurosawa's script (also a writer here) doesn't play this up as a period piece, thankfully refraining from anachronisms, and it says fresh in 2012 (although it was probably re-subtitled with the DVD release a few years ago). It also shows the Japanese humor that Kurosawa eagerly portrays in some scenes--genuinely funny, I might add--even if not full on comedy quality (it is a drama after all).

After the opening credits, which features great drum based music, showcasing Japanese culture and the action element of Seven Samurai, we see a group of bandits about to pillage a village positioned in a basin with sides made of mountains, frequently demanding that the villagers pay them to keep them safe. A farmer from this small farming town overhears their conversation to come back when the harvest is over. A leader from the village suggests hiring samurai to protect them, ones that will take rice and shelter as compensation. So we see a down-on-his-luck veteran-samurai negotiating and freeing a child from harm, and a representative from the village asks for help. After much persuading the samurai accepts, but says the job will require at least seven. Next, we track down four more, a good natured one that is often the source of comic relief, and a master swordsman, who's quiet, yet well spoken, with philosophical lines. A villager is accepted to the brotherhood. Finally, a clown of a man, seldom not drunk at the beginning, who begs to come along, and they reluctantly accept.

After this rich exposition, the committee tasked with finding the samurai return victorious, and you next expect a great celebration, possibly even a feast (this is a town where the villagers seldom eat rice out of season, only millet). Much to the chagrin of the seven, there is no outpouring, not even people in the streets. The men with daughters and/or wives, are protecting them from who they think are going to rape them. The rest are simply afraid. So the wild card, the fool among masters, sounds the alarm bells in the village square. After all the peoples fear the worst and come out to defend themselves, the samurai delivers a wonderfully pointed speech about how they did not come to be feared and hated by the townspeople, but to provide a great service for below minimal payment scolding them for indecency and generalizations, and more than anything, whining about it, too.

The next half hour or so, is showing the village and collected samurai readying for defense (traps, positioning, and the like), and teaching the villagers how to defend themselves with a sword or spear. And a lovely romance too scandalous for public approval, this is the only part that would gain a significant amount if in color. The picturesque setting with its wonderful fall setting, with leaves on the ground, a small stream and presumed cherry blossoms for this great love story: Technicolor would have just made your heart sing.

But of all the things in this movie that are good, nothing beats the last hour, an all out battle: bandits versus the magnificent seven (yes, this is where that came from). I can't overstate it enough, of all the movies I've seen with battles or even wars in it, nothing, not even the brilliant western shootouts from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, can top this, not one second could be beaten by almost any other fights in the history of cinema. You may not like the long, suspense and plot building drama that precedes it, but no one can deny the masterpiece that is this battle. As a stand-alone movie, it would still be pretty good (and probably not too short, either).

Long movie short, Akira Kurosawa's rich character development and perennially likable personalities (it seems as though a different person wrote each part, they're really that built up), along with what is the all time greatest battle I've ever seen, easily and gracefully earns Shichinin no samurai a high place in anyone's movie collection. http://woltzpictures.wordpress.com/
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