Seven Samurai parents guide

Seven Samurai

Seven samurai are hired to protect a village from bandits.

Overall A-

When bandits attack their village, three farmers set out to find some muscle to protect them from further attacks. Eventually seven samurai come to their aid.

Violence C+
Sexual Content B
Profanity C+
Substance Use C+

Why is Seven Samurai rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated Seven Samurai Not Rated

Run Time: 207 minutes

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Seven Samurai
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Seven Samurai rated Not Rated? Seven Samurai is rated Not Rated by the MPAA

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.

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Seven Samurai
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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News About "Seven Samurai"

Cast and Crew

Seven Samurai is directed by Akira Kurosawa and stars Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Seven Samurai movie is October 19, 2010. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Seven Samurai
Release Date: October 19, 2010
Seven Samurai releases to home video in a Criterion Collection (DVD or Blu-ray) with the following special features:
- Restored high-definition digital transfer
- Two audio commentaries: one by film scholars David Desser, Joan Mellen, Stephen Prince, Tony Rayns, and Donald Richie; the other by Japanese-film expert Michael Jeck
- A 50-minute documentary on the making of Seven Samurai, part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create
- My Life in Cinema, a two-hour video conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nagisa Oshima produced by the Directors Guild of Japan
- Seven Samurai: Origins and Influences, a documentary looking at the samurai traditions and films that impacted Kurosawa's masterpiece
- Theatrical trailers and teaser
- Gallery of rare posters and behind-the scenes and production stills
- New and improved English subtitle translation
- A booklet featuring essays by Peter Cowie, Philip Kemp, Peggy Chiao, Alain Silver, Kenneth Turan, Stuart Galbraith, Arthur Penn, and Sidney Lumet and an interview with Toshiro Mifune.

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In the film 47 Ronin, a group of samurai are disgraced and left without a leader after their master is forced to commit ritual suicide. Bands of misfits are also featured in A Bug’s Life, The Magnificent Seven (1960) and The Magnificent Seven (2016).