‘Seven Samurai’ Ready To Be Released In Theaters Again

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The newly restored 4K version of the Japanese film ‘Seven Samurai’ screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Now it is coming to the US for its theatrical release. Janus will begin the restoration at New York’s Film Forum on Friday, July 5. It will then premiere on Sunday, July 7 at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theater. The film will be released in Los Angeles on Friday, July 12. Now its first look poster and trailer have also been released, which has increased the excitement of the audience even more.

Considered as one of the greatest and most influential films in cinema history, ‘Seven Samurai’ tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate residents hire warriors of the same name to protect themselves from invading bandits. This official restoration of Akira Kurosawa promises to give the audience a rich, thought-provoking and unforgettable experience of entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action, a blend of courage and hope.

‘Seven Samurai’ starred famous Japanese actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura. It was also Kurosawa’s third widely acclaimed film in the early 1950s after Rashomon and Ikiru. The original film debuted at the 1954 Venice Film Festival where Kurosawa won the Silver Lion for Best Director.

The newly restored 4K version of ‘Seven Samurai’ was screened at the Debut Theater on the French Riviera during the Cannes Classics segment. The film festival paid tribute to the famous Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa.

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