Love it, love it, love it. It is a long film....3.5 hours without ads. I can never watch it in one sitting I got things to do. I've watched it twice and I still have a little trouble figuring out who is who. But I love the setting and the character development. The interactions and the conflicts. It truly is epic. I don't even notice the black and white and the sub-titles.
Kikuchiyo, is my favourite samurai, Cracks me up! Watch it! I recommend it. Get a good, remastered copy.
IMDB Seven Samurai