SEVEN SAMURAI Commentary 1
Seven Samurai • 3h 27m
This commentary features the renowned scholars and critics David Desser, Joan Mellen, Stephen Prince, Tony Rayns, and Donald Richie discussing SEVEN SAMURAI’s signature style, historical importance, and ongoing influence. They were recorded individually in 2005 and 2006.
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SEVEN SAMURAI Commentary 2
This commentary recorded in 1988 features Japanese film expert Michael Jeck, who has lectured on and programmed Japanese film since 1974.
My Life in Cinema: Akira Kurosawa
Filmed for the Directors Guild of Japan in 1993, this program features director Akira Kurosawa in conversation with his fellow filmmaker Nagisa Oshima. The two speak at length about Kurosawa’s life and career.
SEVEN SAMURAI: Origins and Influences
Samurai occupied a prominent place in Japanese film long before the celebrated heroes of Akira Kurosawa’s SEVEN SAMURAI. This 2006 documentary takes a close look at the history of the samurai and the influence of the samurai figure in cinema leading up to and culminating in Kurosawa’s masterpiece.