The movie to begin all movies.It's my humble opinion that we wouldn't have some of the greatest movies today had this movie never been made. Seven Samurai is a classic story about seven people hired to protect a village from villians. Its such a simple story but its told so in depth it amazes me, even George Lucas attributed part of his sinspiration for Star Wars to Kurosawa and this movie, its good versus evil, its winning and losing. I rented the directors cut which i believe was about four hours, black and white of course, so if you've got a short attention span i won't reccommend it to you, but if you want to see a great old movie, see it. Pick some rainy saturday where you've got no plans and just watch it, you won't be sorry. and if you are sorry, well... sit on it :)triumph and tragedy, and sword fights to boot!!