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Kuroda (Toshiro Mifune), a samurai warrior, is accompanying a Japanese diplomat to the US. They are carrying a golden, jewel-encrusted sword to present as a token of goodwill to the president, however they are ambushed by two outlaws - Gauche (Alain Delon) and Link (Charles Bronson). When Gauche double-crosses Link and keeps the sword for himself, Link joins forces with Kuroda to return the sword to its rightful owner.
It is the 19th century, and two criminals, Link and Gotch, have a falling out after robbing a train. As a result, Gotch not only takes off with the money, but with a priceless golden sword owned by a Samurai passenger named Kuroda. Despite their cultural differences and initial hostility, Kuroda and Link pair up to find Gotch. The vengeful duo eventually track him down--only to find that a violent twist of events will change their lives forever... The great Toshiro Mifune is an excellent match for the stoic Bronson under the direction of James Bond regular Terence Young (Dr No etc) and there's a score from Maurice Jarre.
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Both Mifune and Bronson are clearly having a great fun playing in this movie and they are on the top of their abilities. Their dialogues are irresistibly funny, ex. Bronson "I am hungry", Mifune "When a samurai is hungry, he is ashamed of being hungry!". The evolution of their relation from hostility to respect to friendship is a great thing to watch. They are also both playing in a certain way tragic characters as both the samurai and the Wild West gunfighters are living their last moments.
Alain Delon and Ursula Andress are great too - he is evil as hell, she is sexy as, well... as hell too. The dialogues between Bronson and Andress are even better that those between him and Mifune.
French model/actress Capucine, who at 43 was still hot as hell, plays here a small role as the madame of a cozy little brothel...)))
If you are a woman AND a feminist, there is a strong possibility that you will REALLY NOT like this movie...
I watched this film at least a dozen of times and I never got bored. The long trek of those two unlikely companions through the wilderness is really a great "road" movie. The visit in the house of perdition is one of the funniest things I ever saw and the fight with the Indians is one of the most impressive I can remember in all the westerns - the "sword versus lance" moment is particularly impressive.
Really, it is a treasure! Get it, watch it, love it - and if you fail to do it, disembowel yourself honorably...)))
The Magnificent Seven was the American was a rip-off of Akira Kurosawa's classic, The Seven Samurai. Here we have Charles Bronson, who played the skilled rifleman, Bernardo O'Reilly, in the Magnificent Seven, paired up with Toshiro Mifune, who played Kikuchiyo in the Seven Samurai. This is a must see...
While a long way from his laziest work, Terence Young directs with more efficiency than imagination and as a result there's not too much to get excited about here. Aside from the final fight with hostiles in a burning field of tall grass the action scenes make little impression, Bronson and Mifune don't bring their A-game to the party (not too surprising with dialogue like "I think you're a helluva man." "I think you're a son of a beesh!") while it all feels rather too leisurely at 112 minutes. Then there's the rather coy nudity - Andress does undress, but only allows a glimpse of one breast and one buttock as if she only got paid half her going rate and wouldn't let the producers see the full set.Read more ›
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Got this for my son an education in half decent Charles Bronson films.one of my personal favourites.Published 5 months ago by Darren Cook
A Great Bronson Film with good Dialogue and Excellent Acting.Published 5 months ago by Mrs. D. Moncrieff
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