SEVEN SAMURAI (1954)
Perfect blend of art and entertainment. Three and a half hours and not a boring second. Kurosawa takes his time in establishing every major character. Revolutionary and hugely influential battle scenes. In many respects, an anti-samurai film. Audiences had never before seen such action and spectacle. Yet, it never loses sight of its plethora of memorable characters. As rich and lengthy as a timeless classic novel.
Director: Akira Kurosawa