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Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai

Set-up

Wednesday, 13 April, 2011, 12:00am

Donnie carried away by classic remake zeal

It seems martial arts actor Donnie Yen Ji-dan spoke a bit prematurely when he suggested he was doing a remake of the Seven Samurai classic with Zhang Ziyi and George Clooney. According to the Weinstein Company's local rep Bey Logan, yes, they do want to do an update and there is an early script. However, nobody other than Yen is really attached to the project at the moment.

1 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Great escapism

DIRECTOR Franklin Schaffner does not flinch from showing every horror of the French penal system in Papillon (Pearl, 9.30 pm), the authentically brutal film about the escape from Devil's Island of notorious felon Henri 'Papillon' Charriere (Steve McQueen). The theme is not crime and punishment, but man's inhumanity to man.

23 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Ride again on familiar trail

OKAY, here's the standard trivia query that goes with the movie: Name all seven actors who play that manly bunch of mercenaries, The Magnificent Seven. Most people only get six - answers at the end.

As for the movie itself, (Pearl 9.45pm, Original Running Time 126 mins), it's an enduringly popular Western remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 masterpiece Seven Samurai.

10 May 1993 - 12:00am