The good people at Cowboy Pictures have announced that a theatrical re-release of Akira Kurosawa’s epic film, The Seven Samurai (1953), is slated to roll out through Fall 2002/Winter 2003. The re-release will feature the first new prints of the full-length feature in decades, including completely new subtitles.
For the unfamiliar, The Seven Samurai is considered one of the most influential movies ever created, and it’s a favorite of seasoned film critics, famous director-types and rabid fans alike. The film tells the story of a band of seven fighters recruited to help save a town from attacking bandits. It was later adapted into another cinema classic in the form of the Hollywood-made Western The Magnificent Seven in 1960.
For more on the re-release of The Seven Samurai and the latest word on other titles in the Cowboy Pictures corral, stop by the official site.
Posted on June 24, 2002 in News by Film Threat Staff
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