Seven Samurai is getting a nice 3-Disc DVD release in september!
Seven Samurai is one of those films that almost every other film rips off. It's kind of like the original Godfather. Once you see it, you instantly see it's influence on all future filmmakers.
"One of the most beloved movie epics of all time, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabits hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride - featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura - seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope."
If you haven't seen it, then get to it and rent it this weekend!!