Based on Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawas legendary martial-arts epic SEVEN SAMURAI the action-packed anime series SAMURAI 7 offers an anachronistic spin on the films famous parable of vigilante justice. This time around the story takes place in a futuristic feudal society ravaged by years of brutal warfare where the lawless bandits terrorizing the rural countryside are a terrifying mutant amalgam of man and machine. One particularly poverty-stricken village decides to battle the mechanical menace by hiring a band of nomadic samurai for protection resulting in a ragtag assemblage of masterful swordsmen with their fair share of personality quirks. Atmospheric and stylish SAMURAI 7 does Kurosawa justice with topnotch storytelling and gorgeous animation rendered in a muted palette that evokes the source materials black-and-white cinematography yet remains completely vibrant and visionary.
Release Date: 02 April 2007
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 72 minutes
Main Language: Japanese\Japanese