Picture from Seven Samurai
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+

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Seven Samurai

The most recent home video release of this 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).