Seven Samurai

The Mighty Warriors Who Became the Seven National Heroes of a Small Town

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Podcast Release Date:
Aug 25, 2023

Patron Exclusive Review Episode 83

And no, Tom Cruise is not one of them

Long before Sylvester Stallone forged a franchise out of expendable he-men from the 1980s, director Akira Kurasawa created one of the most celebrated tough guys teams in cinematic history. Can his Seven Samurai still wow action movie fans 70 years after first coming together to stop a band of merciless crop thieves?  Or will Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie laugh like Toshiro Mifune watching the spectacle of ronin trying to whip unsophisticated farmers into a formidable killing force?  Join the ranks of Now Playing Patrons this August and find out!

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Movie Details

Patron Exclusives
Akira Kurosawa
3 h 27 min
Release Date
26 April 1954
Action, Drama
A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food.

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