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KUROSAWA’S SEVEN SAMURAI issued on Blu Ray and DVD by the BFI

posted 12 May 2014, 07:07 by Julian Whiting


Posted on 9, May 2014

SEVEN SAMURAI BLU RAYSEVEN SAMURAI LIMITED EDITION (PG) 1954  JAPAN  KUROSAWA, AKIRA   – SPECIAL EDITION BLU RAY STEELBOOK – £19.99

DVD – £19.99

One of the greatest films of all time, Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai has influenced the work of directors from George Lucas to Steven Spielberg, and spawned remakes, such as John Sturges’ acclaimed The Magnificent Seven.

With their village raided every year by vicious bandits, a group of peasants hire seven warriors to protect them. Initially met with suspicion, the warriors eventually gain the trust of the peasants and they join forces to face the bandits.
Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this special edition includes alternative presentations of the film, a new and exclusive interview with Asian-cinema expert Tony Rayns, and the film’s original Japanese theatrical trailer.

Endlessly copied but never surpassed, Seven Samurai is a truly timeless classic.

•Release date: 21ST April 2014
•Production: Japan | 1954 | black & white | Japanese language | 207 mins | BD50 | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit)
•Subtitles: Optional English

Special features:
•Limited Edition SteelBook™
•Digitally re-mastered in High Definition
•Play with or without original intermission
•Original Japanese theatrical trailer
•The Art of Akira Kurosawa (2013, 49 mins): Asian-cinema expert Tony Rayns discusses Kurosawa’s career and influence
•Fully illustrated booklet with essays and credits
‘simply one of the greatest films ever’ – Telegraph

SEVEN SAMURAI DVDSEVEN SAMURAI  (PG) 1954  JAPAN  KUROSAWA, AKIRA   – DVD VERSION – £19.99

Special features
•Newly re-mastered High Definition transfer

•Play with or without original intermission

•Original Japanese theatrical trailer

•The Art of Akira Kurosawa (2013, 48 mins): Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns discusses Kurosawa’s career and influence

In Japanese with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/japanese-films-on-dvd

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