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Seven Samurai

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Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai

See the brand new 4K restoration of legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film Seven Samurai as it celebrates its 70th birthday! Set in 16th-century Japan, the film stars Toshiro Mifune in his iconic role as the wild and charismatic Kikuchiyo, and Takashi Shimura as the wise and experienced leader Kambei. The samurai, each with their unique skills and backgrounds, band together to train the villagers in self-defense, forming new bonds as the impending danger draws nearer.

Kurosawa's masterful direction, dynamic action sequences, and deep character development have cemented Seven Samurai's legacy as one of the greatest films ever made, influencing countless filmmakers and spawning numerous adaptations, including the American western The Magnificent Seven. The film received critical acclaim for its innovative storytelling, complex characters, and technical prowess, particularly in its use of deep focus cinematography and meticulously choreographed battle scenes. Nominated for two Academy Awards -- Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, and Best Costume Design -- and winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Seven Samurai remains a benchmark of world cinema, celebrated for its profound impact on the action genre, and its enduring narrative of courage and community.

We thank Janus Films for painstakingly restoring this landmark film, and we look forward to sharing their new 4K Restoration with our community of classic film lovers.

  • Rating NR
  • Running time 207
  • Genre Foreign

Movie Times

Monday, July 22nd
Tuesday, July 23rd