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Based on Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's legendary martial-arts epic SEVEN SAMURAI, the action-packed anime series SAMURAI 7 offers an anachronistic spin on the film's famous parable of vigilante justice. This time around, the story takes place in a futuristic feudal society ravaged by years of brutal warfare, where the lawless bandits terrorizing the rural countryside are a terrifying mutant amalgam of man and machine. One particularly poverty-stricken village decides to battle the mechanical menace by hiring a band of nomadic samurai for protection, resulting in a ragtag assemblage of masterful swordsmen with their fair share of personality quirks. Atmospheric and stylish, SAMURAI 7 does Kurosawa justice with topnotch storytelling and gorgeous animation rendered in a muted palette that evokes the source material's black-and-white cinematography yet remains completely vibrant and visionary. This collection includes the final three episodes in this innovative series, including "The Oaths," "The Last ...
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Release Date:  2005
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
DVD Release Date:  FUNimation Entertainment, Ltd. (July 25, 2006)
Runtime:  1hr 15min
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Pros: Exciting - good series     Cons: It's all over - and there are more gravestones than I would have liked     The Bottom Line: Well it's been a full year (in the series) and we've come full circle - so how did it all end? Read on.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Just fyi – you’ve reached the end of a series. So if you have no idea where you are or having seen any of the previous …
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