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Seven Samurai [DVD] [1954]
Seven Samurai [DVD] [1954]
Dvd ~ Toshirô Mifune
Offered by rileys dvds
Price: £9.06

23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure adventure in every sense of the word., 26 Aug. 2003
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This review is from: Seven Samurai [DVD] [1954] (DVD)
When i first looked at this film i admit i was apprehensive as it was a 1954 black and white film with subtitles, however after watching it you simply canot deny how great this film is. Every character is wonderfully written and acted, you really can see the difference in personality of each an every person in the film and their interactions with one and other. Akira Kurosawa does the samurai legends justice in a sprawling epic far ahead of its time.

For those who dont know much about Japanese history this film is set in the sixteenth century where bandits room the land and samurai (warriors) give there services to the highest bidder, here a farmer overhears some bandits talking about their plains to raid his village when the harvest is ready, fearing the death and destruction the bandits bring the farmers set out to higher samurai with very little money after finding the right samurai for the job they return to the village where the peasants are trained and plans are made for a defense.
This film does not need huge explosions or massivly expensive special effects it is simply a brilliant film and a must see for anyone who knows what a good film is.

The Shawshank Redemption [DVD] [1995]
The Shawshank Redemption [DVD] [1995]
Dvd ~ Tim Robbins
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Price: £2.37

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant adaptation of the Steven King book, 26 Aug. 2003
Just one of those films that makes you think ah yes what a nice day.
Tim robbins gives a wonderfull performance as the intellegent banker wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his wife and her lover. But where the film really shines is in the interaction between Andy (Tim Robbins) and red (Morgan Freeman) Morgan manages to keep the charisma of charater who was originally ment to be an red haired Irishman whilst giving the his character a human approach to. The plot is great as you come to expect from Steven King books and the film is not to long as some have complained.
At the end you are left with a sense of joy in the final scene that just makes the whole film worth it.

Definately worth watching several times just to pick up on the little subplots you didnt notice the first time.

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