Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
The first draft, written by Shinobu Hashimoto, was written "freely," as instructed by Akira Kurosawa, and wound up 500 pages long.
We'll take this place next.
Bandit Chief: We took it last autumn. They haven't got anything worth taking yet. Let's wait.
During the first scene when the people in the village are discussing what to do with the bandits, it's visible that they are wearing bald-wigs.
Initial Japanese release at 206 minutes plus intermission. Initial U.S.A. release as 'The Magnificent Seven' in November, 1956, with English subtitles, running time 158 minutes. Landmark Films U.S.A. release in December 1982, running time 203 minutes. Later U.S.A. releases by Avco-Embassy Pictures, Janus Films, and Films Incorporated, running time 208 minutes. Home video version running time 206 minutes.
$21,830 (USA) (1 September 2002)
$269,061 (USA) (31 August 2003)
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