Sunday, May 24, 2009

Seven Samurai Online

This can't be legal, but someone has posted the entire film "The Seven Samurai" on Youtube. In my opinion this is the greatest film ever made. In this segment we meet three of the seven.

Desperate farmers, who are being oppressed by bandits, have come into a village to try to hire samurai who will work for food, and they get lucky when they witness Kambei Shimada's stealth attack on a thief who has been holding a child hostage - the scene opens with the death of the thief. The next scene is great because it shows the farmers, the young samurai Katsushirō Okamoto, and the samurai wanna-be, Kikuchiyo, played by Toshiru Mifine, vying for Kambei's attention - it's a great way to display the individuality of their characters.