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Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai Heading to the UK

Posted June 26, 2013 11:06 PM by Webmaster

British Film Institute (BFI)The British Film Institute has revealed that it is planning to bring to Blu-ray legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (1954), starring Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, and Keiko Tsushima. The preliminary release date set by the studio is October 21.

Online retailer Zavvi has also indicated that a Limited SteelBook Edition of Seven Samurai will be available for purchase in October.

Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece tells the story of a group of 17th Century warriors recently detached from the powerful masters who once paid them. Veteran Samurai Kambei (Takashi Shimura) is the leader of the group who are hired by the residents of a village suffering at the hands of a marauding band of thieves. Five of his cohorts are trained warriors, but the sixth, Kikuchiyo (Toshiro Mifune), is actually the son of a farmer, desperate to earn his spurs on the battlefield. The basics of the story served as the blueprint for the western re-make The Magnificent Seven.

Note: In the United States, Seven Samurai is already available on Blu-ray courtesy of The Criterion Collection. See our listing and review of this release here.




Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United Kingdom [Country settings]

News comments (26 comments)



tonylopez
  Jun 26, 2013
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This steel is a thing of beauty.

mishal
  Jun 27, 2013
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Great Steel box, but I doubt it well get a better transfer than Criterion.
insomniac013
  Jun 27, 2013
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Too little too late

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Gardenofstone10
  Jun 27, 2013
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I can't believe it wasn't already there. the American Criterion is probably the best blu ray in the world (IMO) but still nice to see it being treated

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beadelf
  Jun 27, 2013
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looking forward to this release! nice looking Steelbook.

moviecriticsonline
  Jun 27, 2013
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Criterion already has a great release of it. This Steelbook doesn't look that impressive.

Bloodjunkie
  Jun 27, 2013
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Well it's a small maybe, it all depends on what kind of extras there are on this one. Although I doubt it will be better then the extras on the Criterion edition.

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deepbreathsanddeath
  Jun 27, 2013
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Lazy steelbook. Don't know why they couldn't replace the silver with white. The silver just makes it look unfinished and cheap.

tru blu
  Jun 27, 2013
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Ordered. Will be a nice addition to my collection.

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The Apocalypse
  Jun 27, 2013
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If you have the Criterion one, that's great, but this release doesn't need to be complained about.

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BigNickUK
  Jun 27, 2013
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Agreed @The Apocalypse, I am very pleased all our North American cousins have the Criterion edition. It is region locked however so this is fab news for us people in Europe. Please remember this is an international site!

tru blu
  Jun 27, 2013
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Well said Apocalypse & BigNickUK. This should please those who don't have Region Free player.

Bloodjunkie
  Jun 27, 2013
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I dont think that anyone is complaining. It is just that Criterion editions have proven to have the better picture quality and extras. So I myself, being dutch, will opt for the Criterion edition any time. In a few cases like Tin Drum I even bought both versions. But I understand that if you have no Region Free player it is difficult to have the Criterions so realeses like this can be a very good alternative.

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deepbreathsanddeath
  Jun 27, 2013
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Nobody is complaining about the content or the existence. We are (or at least I am) complaining about the lazy and unattractive art work. Simple.

Lino11
  Jun 27, 2013
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There's places outside of the United States? But I thought...

bryanfury
  Jun 27, 2013
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I'm pleased its being made available in the UK and if the money goes to the BFI so much the better. Criterion's technical skills are not in doubt, but at some point it's just enough to own the film. Anything else is gravy
peterraes
  Jun 27, 2013
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i have the criterion,great transfer...and now the BFI release....can we dream of a even better transfer....i started to dream and pray:)
i honestly dont care about steelbooks,not my thing actually...i only consider double dipping for improved PQ & AQ or extra features i havent got yet on dvd or blu of that particular movie(anny movie i mean i like)
MoulinBlu
  Jun 27, 2013
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Surprised the UK didn't get this before US, considering the film is supposedly much better known in Europe. Based on the effort Criterion put into restoring the film for the US release, I wouldn't expect any improvement to the presentation, but I'm not familiar enough with BFI to qualify that. They do need to lose the ratings symbol on the front though - that kind of junk kind of defeats the point of collectible packaging.

Sharp Cheddar
  Jun 27, 2013
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Big fan of the SteelBook, but the criterion transfer is great and i don't think it can get any better. I'm just shocked that again the UK didn't get this before the US!!!

SlaughterHighMe
  Jun 27, 2013
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I love steelbooks, but that one is UGLY as hell! Like someone else said, the silver makes it look cheap and lazy...
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Taikero
  Jun 27, 2013
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The artwork is pretty bad considering the scenes from the movie they had to work with. I'm also annoyed that this will likely be region B locked. Pass.

dannalexcon
  Jun 27, 2013
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Great news to see this masterpiece get a region B release. I don't know about the steelbook though, doesn't seem to fit the film, a digibook or boxset would be more appropriate. I love the film so will get it anyway.

Shanester
  Jun 27, 2013
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Pre-ordered the steelbook even though it's a little underwhelming imo.
Never owned the Criterion edition so this works out perfectly

joie
  Jun 27, 2013
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When the amaray comes out I'll buy it and retire the Criterion.
lokipei
  Jun 27, 2013
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If this has some decent extras that are different to the cirterion and a comaprable transfer this may be the one I'll go with to upgrade my previous two criterion DVD versions as I haven't got around in getting the blu yet.

BobbyPeru
  Jun 27, 2013
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One ugly steelbook.


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