Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
Toho Studios originally cut 50 minutes off the film when screening it for American distributors for fear that no American audience would be willing to sit through the entire picture.
We'll take this place next.
Bandit Chief: We took it last autumn. They haven't got anything worth taking yet. Let's wait.
When the samurai are giving battle advice to the peasants, who sit around them forming a circle, the camera does a rather wide circle shot of them. You can see the dolly track behind the seated peasants.
$21,830 (USA) (1 September 2002)
$269,061 (USA) (31 August 2003)
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