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The Magnificent Seven [DVD] [Special Edition]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • John Sturges's remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 classic THE SEVEN SAMURAI has become an influential film in its own right. A small Mexican village that makes involuntary donations of its harvest to a gang of bandits led by Calvera (Eli Wallach) decides to hire a group of professional gunmen, headed by gunslinger-for-hire Chris (Yul Brynner), to protect them. Despite the meager pay, Chris and Vin (Steve McQueen) sign on after the Mexicans see them confront some racist thugs. As they ride to the village, Chris picks up some other gunmen, including Bernardo (Charles Bronson), Lee (Robert Vaughan), Britt (James Coburn), Harry (Brad Dexter), and aspiring gunslinger Chico (Horst Buchholz). The Mexicans, who are at first ambivalent about having gunmen hanging around their town, finally let down their guard and allow their visitors to teach them how to shoot and how to reconfigure the town to defend against Calvera. When the bandits return, they find harvesting the crops a little more challenging. This rousing, perfectly cast action film launched the careers of Bronson, McQueen, and Coburn. It also benefits tremendously from the unforgettably polyrhythmic score by Elmer Bernstein, among the most famous in film history. So popular was the film's theme that it was used to sell Marlboro cigarettes for years afterward.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1001837

  • Credits
    Yul Brynner, Youl Bryner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Steven McQueen, Horst Buchholz, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Charles Bronson, Charles Buchinski, Charles Buchinsky, Charles Bunchinsky, Brad Dexter, Vladimir Sokoloff, Rosenda Monteros, Jorge Martinez De Hoyos, Whit Bissell, Val Avery, Bing Russell, Rico Alaniz, Bob Wilke
  • Critic Reviews
    "...The film is fun to watch..."
    USA Today

    "...Hugely popular..."
    Sight and Sound

    5 stars out of 5 -- "Brynner dominates, while the screenplay questions the nature of true heroism."

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