Seven Samurai (1954)
The film is about 7 martial arts masters who are enlisted to eliminate a Japanese Karate expert who is threatening the Chinese martial arts community
Direct remake of the Kurosawa film.
The final shot of the the Seven Samurai references the final shot of John Ford's The Lost Patrol. In the last shot of the Lost Patrol the 6 swords of the dead British soldiers are shown stuck in the ground by their graves, very similar to the way Kurosawa would show the swords of dead samurai 20 years later.
Referenced by name
The DVD of this movie is seen behind James.
Video case is shown.
The shot of the hooded raiders cresting the hill on horseback mirrors the famous shot from "Seven Samurai".
This episode is dedicated to Akira Kurasawa, the story based on this film.
A characters quotes a line from the film.
The sword fight in the field
poster in the background of the film.
Jacob Grimm proposes writing a story called "Snow White and the Seven Samurai."
"Seven Dwarfs for Seven Samurai"
Seven men ride to a village/castle to defend it against a much larger force.
Referenced by name
Referenced by name.
Mentioned by Hiro("Seven Samurai").
The flag sequence and the whole episode overall is partially based on Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai.
Kevin says, "I was wondering whether you had the Seven Samurai in stock?"
A poster is shown called the Eight Samurai
Mentioned by Mike during the closing credits of "Laserblast."
Tom: "He directed 'Return of the Psychotic Seven Samurai.'"
Tom: "I wish I could view 'Seven Samurai.'"
Mentioned in conversation by Lovejoy to iki.
Barbara You saw the 'Seven Samurai', chop it's head off.
Lorelai cites it as an example of Akira Kurosawa's directing abilities.
The producer mentions The Magnificent Seven being a remake of this film.
mentioned in dialogue
Marauders is a Star Trek remake of The Seven Samurai/The Magnificent Seven. The colony represents the village. The deuterium represents the rice, and the Enterprise crew are the seven heroes.
Mentioned by Frasier (as "The Seven Samurai").
Mentioned by Diane (as the Seven Samurai).
Referenced by Officer Meadows
The beginning of the documentary features the crew unloading the backhoes in a hammering rainstorm, resembling the final fight of Kurosawa's classic.
character gives this as one of the examples of groups with 7 members
one of Scotty's videos
The lead sends his best friend to see it, so that he can be alone in the appartment for a date.
English title"Seven Samurai" mentioned by producer Walter Mirisch
character based on Takashi Shimura's character
Para-Medic mentions this film (and its remake) during a conversation with Snake after you save.
The movie played a large influence for this film.
"The Seven Samurai" is mentioned.
Someone mentions this film when talking about Kurosawa.
Yoda scratches the back of his head when thinking, just as Kambei does throughout Seven Samurai. (Lucas has said this was a conscious homage.)
The horizon shot of the Trade Federation tanks coming over a hill to attack the Gungan army copies the horizon shot of the bandits attacking the farming village.
The drum rhythm heard at the Indian camp scene is the similar to the rhythm heard during the opening credits of Seven Samurai.
Like the samurai, Wing Chun is the sole (and unappreciated) defense of a small village against an army of bandits. Also, the river fight scenes reference a battle in "Seven Samurai".
"7 Samurai Club" sign
A still from this film is shown.
Jimmy says he went to see it
C3PO's line "It seems we are made to suffer. It's our lot in life" is similar to what the farmers say about themselves. Also Luke Skywalker is similar to Kikuchiyo (raised/born to a farmer family but aspires to be a Jedi/samurai) and Katsushiro (young man who wants to become Obi-wan's/Kambei's disciple)
Story resembles. Like the Seven Samurai the two main characters help a small communtity to stand against a agressor. They also teach them how to fight.
Director Sergio Sollima stated that Tomas Milian's character,Cuchillo is based on Mifune's character,Kiuchiyo in The Seven Samurai.
Director Sergio Sollima stated that Tomas Milian's character, Cuchillo is based on Mifune's character,Kikuchiyo, in The Seven Samurai.
Same basic plot.
Clips are shown
Taking #10 for top warrior movies
Watched by DiNozzo on his computer, when he misses the festival.
John Woo's #1 Favorite Film
clips and stills shown
Parodied within "Salute to Foreign Films" sketch.
Genya speaks to his cameraman, that the documentary that they're making is going to be called "The Seven Ghosts" and appears a poster at the background similar to Akira Kurosawa's film while Genya makes a funny imitation of the Samurai Kambei
Director Akira Kurosowa is also listed in the credits