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The Magnificent Seven [Blu-ray] [1960]

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Yul Brynner , Steve McQueen , John Sturges    Parental Guidance   Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach, Robert Vaughn
  • Directors: John Sturges
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 30 Aug 2010
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003U6H84W
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,691 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Akira Kurosawa's rousing Seven Samurai was a natural for an American remake--after all, the codes and conventions of ancient Japan and the Wild West (at least the mythical movie West) are not so very far apart. Thus The Magnificent Seven effortlessly turns samurai into cowboys (the same trick worked more than once: Kurosawa's Yojimbo became Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars). The beleaguered denizens of a Mexican village, weary of attacks by banditos, hire seven gunslingers to repel the invaders once and for all. The gunmen are cool and capable, with most of the actors playing them just on the cusp of '60s stardom: Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn. The man who brings these warriors together is Yul Brynner, the baddest bald man in the West. There's nothing especially stylish about the approach of veteran director John Sturges (The Great Escape), but the storytelling is clear and strong, and the charisma of the young guns fairly flies off the screen. If that isn't enough to awaken the 12-year-old kid inside anyone, the unforgettable Elmer Bernstein music will do it: bum-bum-ba-bum, bum-ba-bum-ba-bum... Followed by three inferior sequels, Return of the Seven, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, and The Magnificent Seven Ride! --Robert Horton

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Yul Brynner Magnificent Seven


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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best the movie has ever looked 29 Oct 2010
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Yes this Blu ray release of The Magnificent Seven is the best the film has looked. There is so much more sharpness to the original film, and makes the old video tape releases look rather sub standard compared to this. You can tell that the soundtrack in the movie has been cleaned up and the dialogue too, creating a whole new experience of the movie with the capabilities of this superior format. Tremendous service from Amazon yet again, arrived in lovely time, it is also a considerable upgrade from the normal DVD release, I personally could tell straight away, it's all more vivid and audiable.
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bank holiday memories! 29 July 2005
By Manco
Format:DVD
If, like me, you grew up in the UK between, say, 1975-1990, you will be well aware of a certain number of films which made up the bulk of family TV during public holidays. The Magnificent Seven is undoubtedly chief among these. No bank holiday Monday was ever complete without the heroics of Yul Bryner & Co. enlivening our living rooms and the sound of Elmer Bernstein's fabulous score ringing in our ears.
And this lovely memory of days gone by suggests to me the strength and weakness of this tremendously popular film. On the one hand, Seven is a blast from start to finish - great fun! But on the other hand, in order to rattle along at a suitably action-packed pace the film lacks sufficent characterisation and plot development to lift it out of the best of the rest category and into the all time greats (of the genre, that is). Sure, there are characters and there is a plot but they are, let's be honest, pretty thin on the ground.
Nevertheless, the film is highly enjoyable and definitely worth repeated viewing. The DVD extras are nice, particularly the feature on the making of the film. There are interviews with some of the cast, crew and folk behind the film and a few nuggets of info which make watching the film a little more fun.
For example, a lot is made of the young Steve McQueen's attempts to be the star of the film and the little acting tricks he employed to capture the camera's, and hence the viewers' attention. Several anecdotes relating to this are told and are great fun to hear!
At its heart, Seven was a vehicle for six rising Hollywood stars and the established star, Yul Bryner. The chemistry between them and the friction on and off the screen adds to the dramatic effect of the film and the results are...dare I say it, magnificent!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Victor HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
OK, we all know what we're getting here. This is the most classic of classic Westerns, brim full of top acting talent, superbly directed and with an iconic score.

Based on the Japanese film the 7 Samurai, this follows the fortunes of a group of seven mercenaries, who, for a variety of reasons ride off to defend a small Mexican village against the evil Calvera (Eli Wallach) and his gang of bandits, seemingly insurmountable odds. Led by the enigmatic and dangerously cool Chris (Yul Brynner in top form) the gang is a motley crew, with wrecked gamblers, fortune hunters, idealistic young kids and grizzly mercenaries. The seven leads and villain give it their all, and a wonderfully entertaining film is the result.

I always enjoyed this film as it works on two levels. Firstly it is a great wild west romp, with a hint of a moral tale. Secondly, due to the strength of the acting talent on screen it is a wonderful character study, as the motives of the seven as they ride to apparent suicide are studied. Even Calvera's character is explored with great effect. But the film never gets lost in this aspect, it always keeps the aim of being an entertaining adventure firmly in view.

This DVD is an excellent presentation. The print has been nicely cleaned up, presented in the original widescreen and has a 5.1 soundtrack. There are a host of extras, including a documentary, stills, original trailers, and trailers for some of the (inferior!) sequels.

An excellent presentation of a wonderfully entertaining film.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The magnificent seven blu-ray 9 April 2012
Format:Blu-ray
Great Film Blu-Ray is far better than the DVD release,
lots of extras inc the audio commentary, which is not listed on the back of the box.
A must buy from Amazon at this really low price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'ONE OF THE GREATEST WESTERNS OF ALL-TIME' 1 Feb 2014
By rbmusicman TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray
Well worth a re-visit from time to time.
Arguably one of, if not, the greatest western ever-made, certainly the best known,
along with it's memorable music-score.
A small Mexican village is visited regularly by 'Calvera' (Eli Wallach) and his heavily
armed men.
The Gang steal nearly all the food and anything of value on each visit leaving the
villagers little to survive upon.
After advice from the village elder, three men set out to a boarder town to buy guns,
the farmers know very little about weaponry.
When reaching town they witness a dispute over a funeral, the undertaker has no-one
willing to take the hearse up the hill to boot-hill, some of the town-folk are objecting to
an Indian being buried there.
Onlooker 'Chris' fed up with watching the dispute offers to take the hearse up the hill,
he is joined by another onlooker 'Vin' who rides 'shotgun'
The farmers are obviously impressed by the spectacle and later approach 'Chris' for
advice on how to buy guns.
'Chris' suggests they hire gun-men, the villagers have little to offer, they show 'Chris'
the sum of all the wealth the farmers were able to put together for the venture....it
really doesn't amount to much, however 'Chris' has never been offered everything
for his services before.
'Chris' sets about the task of finding some 'good men' who'll work for so little a reward
for their services.
When the six head for the village accompanied by the farmers that hired them they
become aware that the young Mexican wannabe who 'Chris' had rejected for the
task had been following......'Chris' decides 'Chico' can join them...........now there are
seven.....
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Published 19 hours ago by CLARE DOMINGUEZDONA
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Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but Flawed Western
The real star of the film is the music and perhaps has been the key to its popularity.

It's not quite believable that Chico would have let the seven go with their guns... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Stuart Tomanek
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic.
brilliant film, but as we all know this, I wont review it, but I will review the blu ray. Great blu ray, good transfer and great sound. recommended.
Published 1 month ago by R. G. Hancox
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars . . . odder than I remembered . . .
I saw this in 1960, when I was in my teens, and I hadn't seen it again until the other day. I remembered the music, of course, and the image of the bald, black-clad Yul Brynner,... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stanley Crowe
5.0 out of 5 stars The best movie " The magnificent Seven
The movie was fantastic and I enjoyed very much and my sister loved it. Thanks for sending as quickly as you could and arrived in time. That's what I call good customer services. Read more
Published 3 months ago by sauda Mcgahan
5.0 out of 5 stars classic films
Have always loved this film and wanted my grandsons who are growing up to know cinema does not always mean animated films.Delivery was very prompt as usual.
Published 3 months ago by Christine Paulson
5.0 out of 5 stars THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
ONE OF MY GOOD WESTERNS WELL THE BLU RAY SOUND AND PICTURE ARE VERY GOOD AND IF YOU GOT SOUND SYSTEM HEAR THE SOUNDS OF THE GUNS AND FIGHTING THE COLOUR ARE SHARP AND IT BETTER... Read more
Published 3 months ago by PAUL54
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service
Paid first class and delivered promptly in condition as described. Have not watched disc as it is a present but one of the best westerns ever made .
Published 5 months ago by Hayseed
3.0 out of 5 stars I'd have given it five stars if the DVD had played properly
I love this film! Sadly there was a massive scratch in the (new) DVD just at the point where the Mexican villagers go for the bad guys.. my favourite bit!
Published 5 months ago by Miss Susannah Strong
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