seejaye (seejaye) wrote in akira_kurosawa,

Criterion to reisssue "Seven Samurai"?

Does anyone else know about this? It's a rumor I've heard, but I can't find details. This would be fantastic news; even though the original Spine #2 (R.1) is one of my cherished possessions - having introduced me to the genius of Kurosawa - I'd sure love to see a version with better picture quality. The scratches and blemishes throughout the film can be distracting, particularly in a scene like the "foggy morning," where they seem really prominent.

Certainly this would not be an example of a video distibutor crassly rerelasing a movie to force consumers to "double-dip." Criterion has demonstrated that they genuinely want to put out the best product possible.
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