Watched Seven Samurai again tonight with two friends who'd never seen it (or, indeed, any Kurosawa films).
Amazing. This film just gets better every time I see it. It's startling to think that it'll be a half-century old next year: it feels vibrant and modern and not at all like a film of its time. And it just flies by: it's the fastest three-and-a-half hours of story ever.
Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant.