Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto and Hideo Oguni wrote the final script over 45 days, taking no phone calls or visitors, with few exceptions. The constant writing took a toll on their bodies and sickness was rampant in post-war Japan; at one time Kurosawa wound up in the hospital with ... ...
We'll take this place next.
Bandit Chief: We took it last autumn. They haven't got anything worth taking yet. Let's wait.
The dead bandit blinks twice when Kikuchiyo takes his forehead protector.
$21,830 (USA) (1 September 2002)
$269,061 (USA) (31 August 2003)
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