Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
Toho pulled the plug on the project several times when it ran over budget, forcing Akira Kurosawa to go back and personally argue with the board of directors, which was convinced that Toho was making a flop.
We'll take this place next.
Bandit Chief: We took it last autumn. They haven't got anything worth taking yet. Let's wait.
At one point in the English translation of the Criterion edition, one of the characters makes reference to "playing possum," Opossums are only found in the Western Hemisphere, and would have been unknown to medieval Japan except possibly by a few scholars.
$21,830 (USA) (1 September 2002)
$269,061 (USA) (31 August 2003)
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