Yep, from the "List of Academy Award winners and nominees for Best Foreign Language Film" Wikipedia page:"Between 1947 and 1955, the Academy presented Special/Honorary Awards to the best foreign language films released in the United States. These awards, however, were not handed out on a regular basis (no award was given in 1953), and were not competitive since there were no nominees but simply one winning film per year."
Additionally, Oscar nominations for "The Seven Samurai" were from the 1957 Awards, because the film wasn't released in the U.S. until 1956. "The Seven Samurai" was nominated in 1957 for Best Art-Direction, Set-Decoration, Black-and-White, losing to "Somebody Up There Likes Me" (1956), and for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White, losing to "The Solid Gold Cadillac" (1956). In the same Awards year, there was a five nominee category for Best Foreign Language Film. However, "La Strada" (1954, but released in the U.S. in 1956) won, and "The Seven Samurai" wasn't nominated.
JB - With Benicio Del Toro, was it like a friendly growl or a "don't bother me" growl?
A very friendly growl...
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13 Assassins is really more of a take on the 47 Ronin story than it is Seven Samurai.
Nicely done. My favorite movie.
The picture of JB with the What we do in the Shadows people was the best thing I had seen in ages, everyone go see it
I wrote about Blood Sand (with its original title The Sand) on New Horror! day in June, I mentioned about Holy Hell a couple of weeks ago on the open thread, and I recently bought a Blu-ray boxset of Kurosawa samurai films (though haven't watched it yet).So now I'm convinced I've somehow tapped into Patrick's subconscious. What should I make him watch next, guys?
Xtro, I think second watch it will work its British Giallo Magic
Definitely for scary movie month
I'm always a little surprised that no one ever mentioned 13th Warrior as a Seven Samurai remake. I can only lyrics assume it's because even people who have seen it felt no need to rematch or examine it.