Seven Samurai (1954) IMDb

Categorization

An epic about a skirmish.

Subject

A village learns it will be attacked by bandits. A small group of somewhat sly villagers go to the city to hire samurai, of whom less than half will live.

Commentary

Lots of impressive realism and nice symbolic archetypes, but few other sources of amusement. The 203 minute edition deserves some cutting.

Japanese production fiction moving picture

Remake:

The Magnificent Seven (1960) IMDb

Commentary

An excellent performance by Yul Brynner, aided by iconographic personal props for the heroes.

References here: MythBusters (2003).

fiction moving picture