Seven Samurai

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Seven Samurai

Seven SamuraiWatched "Seven Samurai" aka. "Shichinin no samurai", the Japanese movie by Akira Kurosawa.

Seven Samurai is frequently described as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made.

Legacy

Lots of films adapted from this movie, which include...
The Magnificent Seven (1960) - adapted to the Old West, with the Samurai replaced by gunslingers.
Sholay (1975) - Indian film borrowed its basic premise from Seven Samurai and The Magnificent Seven.
Battle Beyond the Stars - a sci-fi reworking.
Samurai 7 - an anime remake of the film.

The game Throne of Darkness gives the player control of seven samurai (four at a time) who all closely resemble Kurosawa's characters in role, style of combat and appearance.

The story was also used as inspiration in numerous novels, among them Stephen King's 5th Dark Tower novel, Wolves of the Calla.

I liked the movie... story is too original :)

IMDB Link [ 8.8 / 10 ]


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