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Eleven Samurai (1967)

Jûichinin no samurai (original title)
The lord of the Oshi fief is killed by his trespassing neighbor, Nariatsu. But when the Oshi clan is blamed for the incident, eleven of their best warriors decide to trade their lives for justice.

Director:

Eiichi Kudô

Writers:

Takeo Kunihiro, Norifumi Suzuki (as Noribumi Suzuki) | 1 more credit »
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Isao Natsuyagi ... Hayato
Kôtarô Satomi Kôtarô Satomi ... Mitamura
Kôji Nanbara Kôji Nanbara ... Chamberlain Tatewaki
Junko Miyazono Junko Miyazono ... Orie
Eiko Ôkawa Eiko Ôkawa ... Nui
Kei Satô Kei Satô ... Secretary Mizumo
Kantarô Suga Kantarô Suga ... Lord Nariatsu
Yoshirô Aoki Yoshirô Aoki
Shin'ichirô Hayashi Shin'ichirô Hayashi
Akira Shioji Akira Shioji
Masaharu Arikawa Masaharu Arikawa
Kyôichi Satô Kyôichi Satô
Masaomi Kondô Masaomi Kondô
Minoru Hodaka Minoru Hodaka
Kinji Nakamura Kinji Nakamura
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The lord of the Oshi fief is killed by his trespassing neighbor, Nariatsu. But when the Oshi clan is blamed for the incident, eleven of their best warriors decide to trade their lives for justice.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 December 1967 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

11 Samurai See more »

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Toei Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Little-known Samurai classic
25 July 2007 | by eyalsunSee all my reviews

Eleven samurai are sent to avenge the murder of their lord —and guard the future of their small clan— who was murdered by the arrogant and cowardly brother of the Shogun, in this little-known, superbly-directed and acted 1960's Samurai classic. The film features several intriguing plot-twists as well as provide authentic glimpses into both the Samurai ethos and, interestingly, its interplay with hostile political forces which two decades later (following the story's own periodization) would spell the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the beginning of the Meiji Restoration (as seen, namely, through one antifeudal and inventively modern character who joins the protagonists in their quest).


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