Series: Samurai Seven
Creator(s): Akira Kurosawa
Production: G.D.H., Gonzo, Sony Pictures Entertainment
A small village is being persecuted by bandits who return every harvest to seize the village's crops. Faced with starvation, the villagers send out a party to find and recruit samurai to defend them. With no pay to offer except rice, and knowing full well that only down-on-their-luck samurai would even consider accepting such a deal, the villagers can only hope that their saviours will appear before the rice is ready for harvest and the bandits return.