Samurai 7 Complete Series Classics Blu-ray

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About Samurai 7 Complete Series Classics Blu-ray

Samurai 7 the Complete Collection Classics contains episodes 1-26 of the anime directed by Toshifumi Takizawa produced by Studio GONZO.

Set in a futuristic world that has just witnessed the end of a massive war, scores of villages are terrorized by Nobuseri bandits. But the Nobuseri are no normal bandits. They were once Samurai, who during the war integrated their living cells with machines to become dangerous weapons now appearing more machine than man. Absolute power corrupts, and their reign of terror is increasing its hold on the countryside. But one group of villagers has had enough, deciding to hire samurai to protect their village. Kirara is a young priestess who travels to the city seeking out protection. One by one, she encounters brave samurai that the war has left behind. These men of skill and valor are each unique and not without their quirks. But can they come together as one to defend the helpless village?

Special Features: Episode 1 Commentary, Episode 14 Commentary, Promotional Video, Textless Songs, and Trailers

Details

  • Publisher: FUNIMATION
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Mecha
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 650
  • Year Created: 2004
  • Release Date: 2/5/2019
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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Ratings & Reviews

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Never a dull moment. Great fantasy retelling of a classic.

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A fantastical retelling of "The Seven Samurai", combines elements of several archetypes: the older master swordsman, the young novice, the loyal soldier-friend, the brilliant lost soul, the regretful coward, the impersonator, a circus performer with a secret past; a young priestess, an old female sage, ambitious amoral merchant, murdered emperor, wounded veteran, helpless peasants, and many more. With flying fortresses, hidden worlds, and the ultimate testing, what more can you want from only 24 episodes?
I'm not a technical expert like some but the characters are great, the motion fluid, the coloring nice and the continuity seamless. I've owned it on DVD and now I'm getting the Bluray.

Ostensibly Created as a Sci-Fi Version of the Akira Kurosawa Classic

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I have mixed feelings regarding "Samurai 7", on the one hand, it was appealing that the plot is similar to the classic film, but the animation suffers a bit from cost-cutting measures. The best example of this is using 'slow-motion' battle scenes in the village to 'kill time' rather than to 'kill bandits' in the show. Other than this, I enjoyed the mecha style design of the robots/machines the bandits use in the series, the Raidens and Benigumos are especially well designed with anti-gravity tech. Also interesting is the character of Kikuchiyo, a human who converted his body into a mechanical samurai...very different yet still a great emotional character here.

Overall 4 stars, as I knocked off a star for some bad animation techniques, but still in 1080p / 16:9 video format.