Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece stands as one of the greatest action epics ever. The residents of an impoverished village in 16th-century Japan besieged by bandits hire the title warriors to defend them. Fabulous battle scenes are mixed with characters filled with emotion and humanity. Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura and Yoshio Inaba star. 3 1/2 hrs. Standard; Soundtrack: Japanese Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; documentaries; theatrical trailers. In Japanese with English subtitles. Three-disc set.