Seven Samurai scheduled for a theatrical re-release

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  1. Scott Weinberg

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    According to Zap2it.com :
    There's much more to this article, including news on other potential Kurosawa re-releases, so click the link above if you're so inclined.
     
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    I like Seven Samurai. Like it a lot.
     
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    I sure hope the re-release makes it to my neck of the woods. It will be a really good experience seeing this one on the big screen.

    ~Edwin
     
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    (Raises Eyebrow) So if these are the first "new Prints" made in decades, I assume struck from a negative source, will we get a new DVD showing off these "new prints" since Criterion was apparently not supplied with the best of elements for their previous DVD Release of Seven Samurai? They did a great job with what they had but if better prints are available then we would of course love to see them in our collections.
    Assuming that any of this is true to begin with. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm not going to hold my breath that this will play other than maybe one night as part of the film series at the arts center in town. That's bascially what happened with Ran, and I don't foresee this getting a weeklong run anywhere. (I think Rear Window only survived a week, and if that can't do it, well...) Nice to see they're doing this, but I expect all this means for most people is a potentially new DVD.
     
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    Generally, I only report stories that are "true" - April first nonwithstanding.
     
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    Damn, I hope I get to see this!
     
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    This was also listed in EW's recent "Summer Film Preview" issue. Hope it makes it hear, Atlanta gets some of the re-releases - Ran, Rear Window, Third Man, Sunset Blvd., to name a few recent ones, but doesn't really seem to get any of the Rialto ones like Obscure Object.
     
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    This would be an awesome flick to see on the big screen. Here's hoping....

    Rob
     
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    Well, I'm under no illusions here and I know that I will have to make a trip to Chicago to see it. Not a problem but since no dates have been announced, it's hard to make plans.

    Bruce
     
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    Oh if this was coming to Vancouver, I'd be on the next ferry. Actually, I'd be on the one before that one. [​IMG]
    Jason
     
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    Here in Glasgow they held a weeklong screening of Yojimbo, Sanjuro, Rashomon and The Seven samurai. Great movies and from next week onwards, they will show in Edinburgh more movies like Ikuru, The Hidden Fortress, Red Beard and others.
    Guess I will be going again to see these movies.
    Oscar Merkx
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    Blockbusters should have no effect on a city getting this. Either you have a serious arthouse or you don't, simple as that. Luckily in Indy I would bet that Keystone will get it...they ran Hard Day's Night for a month for example.

    And the Houston arthouse on Gray Rd (3 screens) had Rear Window for 2 weeks as I recall. I was lucky enough to see it during that run. I can see them also having 7 Sam for a week or 2.

    I've never seen a Kurosawa on anything bigger than my home theater screen (and therefore not from a film source), so I would love to catch this.
     
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    Holy cow! This is what I get for just paying attention to thread titles. I was thankful enough that Seven Samurai would be making the rounds, but I finally clicked the article link, and saw this...
     

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