International Title:
Seven Samurai
Japanese Title:
Seven Samurai
US Title:
Seven Samurai
Alternate Title:
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Production: Toho
Distributor: Toho
Japan Release Date Japan Running Time
1954 203 Minutes
 
US Distributor: Columbia
US Release Date US Running Time
1956 203 Minutes

Staff
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Writing credits Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni
Produced by Sojiro Motoki
Music by Fumio Hayasaka
Cinematography by Asakazu Nakai
Film Editing by Akira Kurosawa
Production Design by So Matsuyama
Assistant Director Hiromichi Horikawa
Cast
Kambei Shimada Takashi Shimura
Kikuchiyo Toshiro Mifune
Gorobei Katayama Yoshio Inaba
Kyuzo Seiji Miyaguchi
Heihachi Hayashida Minoru Chiaki
Shichiroji Daisuke Kato
Katsushiro Okamoto Isao Kimura
Shino Keiko Tsushima
Rikichi Yoshio Tsuchiya
Rikichi's Wife Yukiko Shimazaki
Manzo, Shino's Father Kamatari Fujiwara
Mosuke Yoshio Kosugi
Yohei Bokuzen Hidari
Gisaku, Village Elder Kokuten Kodo
Bun Vendor Atsushi Watanabe
Peasant Jiro Kumagai
Kidnapper Eijiro Tono
Ginsaku's Daughter-In-Law Haruko Toyama
Coolie Jun Tatara, Sachio Sakai, Takeshi Seki
Grandfather of Kidnapped Girl Toranosuke Ogawa
Blind Minstrel Sojin
Samurai Isao Yamagata, Masanobu Okubo, Gen Shimizu, Toshio Takahara, Sokichi Maki, Etsuro Nishijo, Minoru Ito, Kiyoshi Kamoda, Kaneo Ikeda, Masahide Matsushita, Haruya Sakamoto, Kyoro Sakurai, Hisaya Ito, Tatsuya Nakadai
Gosaku Keiji Sakakida
Head Bandit Shinpei Takagi
Bandit second-in-command Shin Otomo
Farmers Tsuneo Katagiri, Yasuhisa Tsutsumi, Fumiko Honma, Goro Amano, Tazue Ichimanji, Toku Ihara, Kazuo Imai, Koji Iwamoto, Kyoichi Kamiyama, Shigeo Kato, Masayoshi Kawabe, Ippei Kawagoe, Yoshikazu Kawamata, Akira Kichijoji, Sanpei Mine, Eisuke Nakanishi, Junpei Natsuki, Hideo Oe, Yasuo Onishi, Matsue Ono, Masako Oshiro, Hideo Otsuka, Keiko Ozawa, Megeru Shimoda, Misao Suyama, Jiro Suzukawa, Kazuo Suzuki, Toriko Takahara, Tomeko Umayato, Akira Yamada
Tea Shop Owner Hiroshi Sugi
Bandits Kichijiro Ueda, Akira Tani, Haruo Nakajima, Shoichi Hirose, Koji Uno, Ryutaro Amami, Akio Kusama, Jun Mikami, Seiji Sunagawa, Kyoji Naka, Kamayuki Tsubono, Senkichi Omura, Takashi Narita
Buddhist Priest Ichiro Chiba
Wife from the Gono Family Noriko Sengoku
Husband from the Gono Family Hiroshi Agetsu
Wives of the Farmers Shizuko Hogashi, Michiko Kawabe, Yayoko Kitano, Keiko Mori, Toshiko Nakano, Yuko Togawa, Michiko Uwamoto
Ginsaku's Son Fumiyoshi Kumaya
- Yu Akitsu
- Miki Hayashi
- Etsuryo Saijo
- Hideo Shibuya
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
None None
Stock Footage Other Points of Interest
None Box Office

Box Office
Release Date: April 26th, 1954 (Japan)
Budget: $560,000

Release Date: September 1st, 2002 (US, Re-Issue)
Opening Weekend: $21,830 (US, Re-Issue, 2 Theaters)
Total: $271,737 (US, Re-Issue)

DVDs
Region 1 Seven Samurai Criterion (1998) Order
Region 1 Seven Samurai Criterion (2006) Order
Region 2 Seven Samurai Toho (2002) Order
Region 4 Seven Samurai Madman (2004)
Blu-Ray Seven Samurai Toho (2009)

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