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20th February 2014 20:30:00
Posted by Colin Polonowski

BFI to release new Blu-ray edition of Seven Samurai in April

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Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece, Seven Samurai, is being prepared for a new celebratory Blu-ray release by the BFI to mark the film's 60th Anniversary.

The £19.99 disc includes the following additional features:

- Original Japanese theatrical trailer
- The Art of Akira Kurosawa (2013, 47 mins): Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns discusses Kurosawa’s career and influence
- 16-page booklet containing an essay and biographies by Philip Kemp, original review, and cast and credits

You can also choose to watch the film with our without the original intermission and the Blu-ray is presented in a steelbook case. A DVD edition is also being released on the same day with the same features.