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FROM THE VAULT: Samurai 7

Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai is an extremely influential piece. It has spawned hundreds of other works. Some, like the Magnificent Seven are practically the same movie, transposed to a different time and place. Others like Oceans Eleven and the Three Amigos are send-ups or riffs on its structure. So when I first heard that an anime series had been made based on Seven Samurai my head filled with questions. How faithful would this be? How can you take an two-hour-long film and stretch it over twenty-something episodes? These were all intriguing questions. Of course as you can see from the…

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FROM THE VAULT: Green Hornet

Nostalgia is a double edged sword. In bringing the adventures of the Green Hornet and his trusty sidekick Kato to the big screen, things you loved can be irrevocably changed in order to appeal to a modern audience. So does this Hornet sting? Or does it get swatted?