Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
Through the creative freedom provided by the studio, Akira Kurosawa made use of telephoto lenses, which were rare in 1954
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.
The British version of the DVD was released by the BFI rather than Criterion and is the 190 minute version.
$21,830 (USA) (1 September 2002)
$269,061 (USA) (31 August 2003)
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