Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Samurai 7 - The Complete Series

DVD | Box Set

4.3 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Mar 27, 2007)
7
$71.02 $29.96
DVD
$38.95

Chance to win daily prizes
Get ready for Prime Day with the Amazon App. No purchase necessary. Learn more


Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Legendary Epic Reborn!

This 7-disc set contains the enitre Samurai 7 saga - over 11 hours of action!

Samurai 7 is set in a futuristic world that has just seen the end of a massive war, many villages are being terrorized by Nobuseri bandits. The Nobuseri are no normal bandits. They were once men, but during the war they modifed themselves with machines to become living weapons and now apprear as more machine than man. A group of villagers decide to hire samurai to protect their village. These men of valor are as skilled as they are unique.

Amazon.com

The broadcast series Samurai 7 (2004) borrows the premise of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (1954): driven to desperation by bandits who steal their crops, the inhabitants of a small village hire unemployed samurai to defend them. With nothing to offer as wages but their precious rice, the villagers recruit warriors poor enough to accept the dishonor of working for peasants. Samurai 7 moves the story into the future: the bandits and some of the samurai are mecha. The grim ronin Kambei leads the viewers in the defense of their village, then tackles the forces of the orchidaceous emperor Ukyo. Kambei and his mismatched band attack the Capitol,Ukyo's equivalent of the Death Star. The warriors perform gravity-defying leaps, as they slash through steel plating, deflect bullets, and split laser beams with their swords in a climactic battle that occupies most of the last three episodes. The drawn/CG combinations reveal why Samurai 7 cost a reported ¥32,500,000 (nearly $300,000) per episode, an extremely high price by Japanese standards.

Widely acclaimed as a masterpiece of world cinema, Kurosawa's Seven Samurai stressed the shared humanity of the peasants, the samurai, and even the bandits; the often grotesque people and mecha in this sci-fi adventure lack that essential bond. Samurai 7 offers plenty of over-the-top battle sequences for viewers who enjoy a mixture of feudal and futuristic daring-do. But its meandering plot, stock heroes, and tin pot villains have very little to do with its supposed model. (Rated TV PG, suitable for ages 12 and older: violence, brief nudity, alcohol and tobacco use) --Charles Solomon


Special features

  • All 26 episodes on seven discs
  • Seven art booklets, with over 140 pages of interviews and production art

Product details

  • Actors: R. Bruce Elliott, Christopher Sabat, Sean Teague, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Luci Christian
  • Directors: Futoshi Higashide, Hiroyuki Okuno, Makoto Sokuza, Mitsuo Kusakabe, Shunsuke Tada
  • Format: Box set, Color, Widescreen, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 7
  • Rated:
    Unrated
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Funimation Prod
  • DVD Release Date: March 27, 2007
  • Run Time: 600 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000LP5FXQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,052 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • Learn more about "Samurai 7 - The Complete Series" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Top customer reviews

May 6, 2017
Format: Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
April 14, 2017
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
February 23, 2018
Format: Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
October 7, 2007
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
March 20, 2018
Format: Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
review imagereview image
January 18, 2008
Format: Amazon Video|Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
April 10, 2017
Format: Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
May 19, 2008
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse