Unrated | | Adventure, Drama
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
When it opened, it was the most expensive Japanese film ever made. However, by Hollywood standards, it was a quite modestly budgeted production, even for that time
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) (30 August 2002)
$269,061 (USA) (29 August 2003)
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