Akira Kurosawa's heroic tale of honor and duty begins with master samurai Kambei posing as a monk to save a kidnapped child. Impressed by his bravery, a group of farmers begs him to defend their village from encroaching bandits.
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- Akira Kurosawa
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
Japanese, EnglishClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
Japanese: Dolby Digital Mono, Japanese: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the film features seven samurai who help a farming village defend itself against a gang of bandits. There are multiple skirmishes, and the villagers, samurai, and bandits suffer casualties. The violence is not particularly bloody but it's accentuated through fluid camera movements and slow motion cinematography. The samurai and villagers are shown to have character flaws, but ultimately, they all stand together in the face of the ruthless bandits - who are not really developed beyond their thieving impulses. Strong language is used -- in subtitles -- but sparingly so. The presence of subtitles may be a hindrance to some younger viewers.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable
- Sword and gun fighting.
- Infrequent subtitled strong language.
- Social Behavior
- The samurai and villagers are shown to have character flaws, but ultimately, they all stand together in the face of the ruthless bandits - who are not really developed beyond their thieving impulses.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Light drinking of sake.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it