- New cover artwork
- All-new restored, high-definition digital transfer
- Commentary by film scholars David Desser, Joan Mellen, Donald Richie and more
- Commentary by Japanese film expert Michael Jeck
- 50-minute making-of documentary, "Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful To Create"
- Two-hour conversation between Kurosawa and Nagisa Oshima
- New documentary, "Seven Samurai: Origins and Influences"
- Theatrical trailers and teaser
- New and improved English subtitle translation
- Essays by Peter Cowie, Philip Kemp, Kenneth Turan, Sidney Lumet and more
September 5, 2006