Why is Seven Samurai rated Not Rated?
Official MPAA Rating: Seven Samurai is rated Not Rated for
Violence: Bandits raid a town and threaten to return. Characters are hit with sticks, clubs and other items. A captured prisoner is beat to death off screen. A man kidnaps a child (the child’s crying can be heard). A character is killed with a sword. A character is told to go hang himself. A woman runs into a burning house to avoid her husband. The bandits burn some homes to the ground. Women also join the battle. Numerous characters are stabbed, slashed with swords and beaten. Few blood effects are shown. Frequent battles occur between the samurai, locals and bandits. Dead bodies are shown.
Sexual Content: One man offers his daughter to the bandits in exchange for the village’s safety. The villagers hide their women because they are worried the samurai will rape them. One young woman throws herself at a soldier but he refuses her. Later it is implied that the couple has had sex. Several characters are seen wearing a loincloth that exposes their bare buttocks. A man strips down to only his loincloth on a couple of occasions. Some crude sexual comments are made.
Language: The English subtitles include the infrequent use of some mild and moderate profanities.
Alcohol / Drug Use:Characters are shown drinking infrequently. One man is portrayed as drunk. Characters are offered sake before a battle. Some smoking is also included.
|British Columbia||Not Rated|
|Canadian Home Video|