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  • Seven Samurai [Criterion Collection]
    • Release date: August 5, 1998
    • Format: Dvd
    • Language: Japanese
    • Subtitles: Eng
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Run Time: 3 hr. 27 min.
    • Special Features: Optimal image quality, dual-layer edition
      Audio commentary by Japanese film expert Michael Jeck
      Restored picture and sound
      Original U.S. theatrical trailer
  • Seven Samurai [Criterion Collection] [3 Discs]
    • Release date: September 5, 2006
    • Format: Dvd
    • Language: Japanese
    • Subtitles: Eng
    • Number of discs: 3
    • Run Time: 3 hr. 27 min.
    • Special Features: All-new, restored high-definition digital transfer, with an optional Dolby surround soundtrack
      Two audio commentaries: one by the film scholars David Desser, Joan Mellen, Stephen Prince, Tony Rayns, and Donald Richie; and one by Japanese film expert Michael Jeck
      Theatrical trailers and teaser
      Gallery of rare posters and behind-the-scenes and production stills
      New and improved English subtitle translation
      A 50-minute documentary on the making of Seven Samurai created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create
      My Life in Cinema, a two-hour video conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nagisa Oshima from 1993, produced by the Directors Guild of Japan
      "Seven Samurai": Origins and Influences, a new documentary looking at the samurai traditions and films that impacted Kurosawa's masterpiece
      Plus: a booklet featuring essays by Kenneth Turan, Peter Cowie, Philip Kemp, Peggy Chiao, Alain Silver, and Stuart Galbraith IV; tributes from Arthur Penn and Sidney Lumet; and a reminiscence by Toshiro Mifune
  • Seven Samurai [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]
    • Release date: October 19, 2010
    • Format: BluRay
    • Language: Japanese
    • Subtitles: Eng
    • Number of discs: 2
    • Run Time: 3 hr. 27 min.
    • Special Features: Disc one:
      Two audio commentaries, one featuring film scholars David Desser, Joan Mellen, Stephen Prince, Tony Rayns, and Donald Richie, and the other japanese film expert Michael Jeck
      Disc two:
      Fifty-minute documentary on the making of Seven Samurai, created as part of the toho masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: it is wonderful to create
      My life cinema, a two-hour video conversation from 1993 between directors Akira Kurosawa and Nagisa Oshima
      "Seven Samurai"; origins and influences, a documentary looking at the Samurai traditions and films that helped shape Kurosawa's masterpiece
      Theatrical trailers and teaser
      Gallery of rare posters, behind-the-scenes photos, and production stills
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