Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
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.
Originally released in theaters in an abridged 141-minutes version in USA and Europe. Original Japanese version (now available on restored video release) is 203 minutes long.
$21,830 (USA) (1 September 2002)
$269,061 (USA) (31 August 2003)
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