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Old 05-17-2008, 11:00 PM
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Default In case anyone's interested, Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece "Seven Samura is on now.

It's playing on TCM right at this moment. If you're a fan of classic cinema, this film has spawned more clones than the I.B.M personal computer.

(Thread title should read "Seven Samurai", not Samura, sorry.)

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Old 05-18-2008, 01:11 AM
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Any fan of that movie should get the Criterion edition, very nice selection of documentaries and interview and supposedly, best transfer from the negative and all that!
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:29 AM
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You've motivated me to move Throne of Blood and Hidden Fortress back up to the top of my Netflix queue. I love how you can watch his movies several times and always find something new to admire.

Riddle me this: I've had Ran on my queue for over a year, and it always says "Very Long Wait." It must be out on DVD, but why oh why can't they order another copy? Anyone know? Is there some wierd copyright battle over that one movie?
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:01 AM
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I'm not into Netflix, so I don't know their problem with RAN, except they must have precious few copies available in their library. You can order several DVD editions from Amazon now, so it's not like the DVD is on moratorium (unless Netflix uses one specific edition which is out of print).

At any rate, good news that people are still interested in seeing these classic foreign films!
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Oh, Hidden Fortress is a must see! Definitely watch Star Wars A New Hope Immediately afterward, and notice the similarities.

Oh, and when it comes to Kurasawa, his movie "Dreams" is an all time fave.

It was mentioned that Seven Samurai has been copied endlessly... I still think my favorite of all of the copies was "Battle Beyond the Stars." You just can't beat John Saxon as a cheesy villian in a cut rate space opera!
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Rashomon is one to see as well, but one of my favorites is Ran.
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I don't know which is my favorite... I think Hidden Fortress, cause Mifune looks SO totally hot on a horse.
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You just can't beat John Saxon as a cheesy villian in a cut rate space opera!
As much as one might want to beat John Saxon...
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LOVE "Seven Samurai"!!!
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I watched the whole thing again. That was the third time i do believe. There's something magnetic about Kurosawa's work. I saw Rashomon a little while back as well. It was a very strange and complex film. I'm beginning to think Toshiro Mifune really was crazy, because nobody could act it that well.
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