Release Info - Seven Samurai (1954)
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Seven Samurai (1954)

Genres: Adventure, Drama

Taglines: Will Take Its Place With the Seven Greatest Films of All Time!

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni

Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki, ...

A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village's request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village.

Release Dates:

Japan 26 Apr 1954
Italy (Venice Film Festival)
France 30 Nov 1955
Belgium 23 Mar 1956
Greece 25 Jun 1956
USA (Los Angeles, California)
USA 19 Nov 1956
Uruguay 03 Dec 1956
Finland 06 Feb 1959 (edited version)
West Germany 13 Jul 1962
Finland 30 Aug 1963 (re-release)
Sweden 20 Sep 1965
Spain 20 Apr 1967 (Barcelona)
Spain 19 Jul 1967 (Madrid)
Portugal 29 Mar 1968
Denmark 29 Jun 1968
Finland 30 May 1980 (re-release)
Finland 27 Nov 1981 (re-release)
Australia 05 Nov 1993 (re-release)
Portugal 26 Nov 1993 (re-issue version)
France (Festival du Film d'Aventures de Valenciennes)
Portugal 20 Feb 1998 (Fantasporto Film Festival)
Greece 17 Nov 1998 (Thessaloniki International Film Festival)
Denmark 25 Dec 2000 (re-release)
Sweden 28 Jun 2002 (re-release)
Argentina 31 Aug 2002 (De Kurosawa a Kitano: 50 años de Cine Japonés)
France 18 Dec 2002 (re-release)
Netherlands 18 Mar 2004 (re-release)
Finland 15 Oct 2004 (re-release)
USA (Los Angeles Film Festival)
Czech Republic 15 Jan 2009 (limited)
Finland 18 Oct 2010 (re-release)
Greece 29 Oct 2011 (Panorama of European Cinema)
France 10 Jul 2013 (re-release)
Argentina 01 Jan 1957
Madagascar 10 Jun 2015 (Festival du Film Japonais)
Italy
Japan (Tokyo International Film Festival)
Japan (Tokyo International Film Festival)
Italy 07 Sep 2016 (digitally restored version) (Venice Film Festival)
UK 05 Mar 2017 (Edinburgh) (Japanese Film Festival)

Also Known As:

(original title) Shichinin no samurai
Argentina Los siete samuráis
Belgium (Flemish title) De zeven samouraï's
Belgium (French title) Les sept samouraïs
Bulgaria (Bulgarian title) Седемте самураи
Brazil Os Sete Samurais
Canada (French title) Les sept samouraïs
Switzerland (German title) Die sieben Samurai
Czechoslovakia (Czech title) Sedm samuraju
Czech Republic Sedm samuraju
Denmark De syv samuraier
Spain Los siete samuráis
Finland (alternative spelling) 7 samuraita
Finland (Swedish title) 7 samurajer
Finland Seitsemän samuraita
Finland (Swedish title) Sju samurajer
France Les sept samouraïs
UK Seven Samurai
Greece (reissue title) Oi 7 samurai
Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) Oi epta samurai
Greece Οι Επτά Σαμουράι
Croatia Sedam samuraja
Hungary A hét szamuráj
Italy I sette samurai
Japan (alternative transliteration) Shichi-nin no samurai
Lithuania Septyni samurajai
Mexico (DVD box title) Los siete samurai
Mexico Los siete samurais
Norway De syv samuraier
Peru Los siete samuráis
Poland Siedmiu samurajów
Portugal Os Sete Samurais
Romania Cei sapte samurai
Serbia Sedam samuraja
Russia Семь самураев
Sweden De sju samurajerna
Turkey (Turkish title) Yedi Samuray-Kanli Pirinç
USA Seven Samurai
Venezuela Los siete samurai
Vietnam 7 Vo Si
West Germany Die sieben Samurai
World-wide (Spanish title) Los siete Samurais
World-wide (English title) Seven Samurai
Slovenia Sedem samurajev
Australia Seven Samurai
Canada (English title) Seven Samurai
Germany Die sieben Samurai
Ireland (English title) Seven Samurai
New Zealand (English title) Seven Samurai
South Africa (English title) Seven Samurai
Finland (Swedish title) (alternative spelling) 7 samurajer
USA (premiere title) The Magnificent Seven
Uruguay (original subtitled version) Los siete samurai