DVD 125 mins IMDB 7.8
Parental Guidance
The Magnificent Seven
MGM Entertainment (23/10/1960)
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Western, Adventure, Drama
USA  /  English

Yul Brynner Chris Adams
Eli Wallach Calvera
Steve McQueen Vin
Charles Bronson Bernardo O'Reilly
Robert Vaughn Lee
Brad Dexter Harry Luck
James Coburn Britt
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos Hilario
Vladimir Sokoloff Old man
Rosenda Monteros Petra
Horst Buchholz

Director John Sturges
Producer Walter Mirisch; Lou Morheim; John Sturges
Writer Akira Kurosawa; Shinobu Hashimoto; William Roberts

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

Edition Details
Edition Special Edition
Barcode 5050070006605
Region 2
Chapters 16
Release Date 25/06/2001
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio 1.78:1
Subtitles Spanish; French
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
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