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09 September 2006, 07:36 PM
How 'Seven Samurai' was saved

(CNN) -- The process of restoring a classic film -- indeed a film considered one of the greatest in movie history -- conjures up the old joke about how to feed a hungry lion.

The answer: very carefully.

Such was the challenge to the folks at the Criterion Collection when they embarked on a project to reissue Akira Kurosawa's 1954 work "Seven Samurai." The film had been the second the company had ever released on DVD, in 1998, in an edition that duplicated a version the company had put out in the now-defunct laserdisc format.

09 September 2006, 07:38 PM
This is good news. I watched the seven samurai a little while ago on the first dvd released. IT is a masterpeice, but the picture This is good news.

09 September 2006, 08:26 PM
I picked this one up last's a very fine transfer and another excellent Criterion release.

09 September 2006, 10:30 PM
Samurai 7 the anime is great :p never seen Seven Samurai the movie though.

09 September 2006, 10:36 PM
Samurai 7 the anime is great :p never seen Seven Samurai the movie though.

Shame shame I know your name. Don't and go pick this movie up.

Pinoy McGee
09 September 2006, 03:10 AM
The intermission is the best part of the 3+ hour long epic.

09 September 2006, 03:34 AM
Don't be put off by it's length. The entire movie is gripping.

09 September 2006, 06:53 PM
Agreed ... i remember being locked into it one saturday morning on some obscure channel. Its a masterpiece.

09 September 2006, 07:57 PM
Its a tru peace of work, it inspired me, this movie even with the length of it is perfect. Would like to see it in bether quality :)

09 September 2006, 06:27 PM
simply the best samurai movie ever.

09 September 2006, 05:07 AM
Never seen it but i'll check it out now since so many people love it ! Ohh and geta I really like 7 Samurai also . It's pretty good for an anime series .

09 September 2006, 12:15 AM
I wish they would make more movies of this caliber. I first saw this when I was in college, I was luck to be able to see it in a movie theater. Its just a great movie that not only is it shot very very well but the moods, script, and all the rest is just the best.

09 September 2006, 06:32 PM
I wish they would make more movies of this caliber.

RAN was also good.
and you'd probably like MAGNIFICENT SEVEN too. ;)

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