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The Magnificent Seven (Special Edition) (1960)

Yul Brynner , Steve McQueen , John Sturges  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (630 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach, Robert Vaughn
  • Directors: John Sturges
  • Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Walter Bernstein, Walter Newman
  • Producers: John Sturges
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: May 8, 2001
  • Run Time: 128 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (630 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000059TFW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,368 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Magnificent Seven (Special Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 2001 documentary: "Guns for Hire: The Making of The Magnificent Seven" (47 min.)
  • Still gallery: Behind the Scenes, Off the Set, Portrait Art, Classic Production Art, Poster Art
  • Collectible booklet

Editorial Reviews

Spectacular gun battles, epic-sized heroes and an all-star cast that includes Academy AwardÂ(r) winners Yul Brynner* and James Coburn**, together with Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach and Charles Bronson, make The Magnificent Seven a legend among westerns. Spawning three sequels and a successful television series, and featuring Elmer Bernstein's OscarÂ(r)-nominated*** score, thisstunning remake of The Seven Samurai is "a hard-pounding adventure" (Newsweek) and "an enduringly popular" (Leonard Maltin) cinematic classic. Merciless Calvera (Wallach) and his band of ruthless outlaws are terrorizing a poor Mexican village, and even the bravest lawmen can't stop them. Desperate, the locals hire Chris Adams (Brynner) and six other gunfighters to defend them. With time running out before Calvera's next raid, the heroic seven must prepare the villagers for battle and help them find the courage to take back their town or die trying!

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209 of 241 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars KUROSAWA IN CHAPS October 3, 2002
Yul Brynner, back in the late 1950's, wanted to direct an American version of the SEVEN SAMURAI, as an western. So he bought up the movie rights. He wanted to cast Anthony Quinn in the lead, as Chris. Brynner had been directed by Quinn in the remake of THE BUCCANEER. Quinn would have been great as Chris, the leader of the Seven; and what a different film it would have been. But, alas, Brynner himself took the part, and put his own stamp of individuality on it. He walked like a cross between a panther and a ballet dancer; light on the balls of his feet. Ironically, as an actor, he was slow on the draw, and not used to Westerns. But artistically, this was never apparent in the finished film.
Many of the Seven's actors had seen the Kurosawa film, and they were very excited about transferring it to the American West. Eli Wallach, as Calvera, in just a few short scenes, found both the humor and the cruelty in the bandit chieftan. His accent and speech pattern were fairly authentic; more so certainly than the young German actor, Horst Buchholz, endeavoring to find a southwestern/Texan/Mexican drawl. Director, John Sturges, had great hopes for Horst; the camera loved him. But it was the trio of studs, Steve McQueen as Vin, Charles Bronson as O'Reilly, and James Coburn as Britt, that dominated the frame.
Steve McQueen, wearing skin-tight leather stovepipe chaps, spent a lot of time finding ways to upstage Yul Brynner. There was a rumor that he would have preferred playing Chico, the Buchholz character. McQueen's manic physical performance, lightning fast with a pistol and a quip, seemed to work well for him, and it gave him more than his share of focus.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strap on your six-shooter! August 8, 2001
MGM has just released the DVD of "The Magnificent Seven", perhaps the very last of an epoch of classic westerns. Poignant and sad, yet thrilling and action-filled, this cinema classic became a model for 100 action flicks to come. It's an early peek at the emerging movie anti-hero of the 60's and the 70's. An embattled farming village in Northern Mexico hires an unemployed gunslinger from Dodge City. Chris, played by Yul Brynner, recruits six more guns and takes a bloody stand against forty invading banditos. The film opened in 1960 to mild reviews. It was sent off to Europe, where it exploded with positive response. "The Seven" returned to the U.S. to wide acclaim, and as co-star James Coburn says in the documentary, "It's been playing ever since..." John Sturges filmed "Bad Day at Black Rock", "Gunfight at the OK Corral", and "The Great Escape", but history confirms that the meticulous out-door director achieved his artistic peak with this star-studded spectacle, featuring Elmer Bernstein's now classic theme. The film was followed by 3 sequels and a TV show that ran for 2 years. The DVD sound dialogue is a bit muted. The anamorphic 16:9 picture is perhaps the clearest ever, though you'll see some grain fallout during the lap dissolves. An audio commentary track with producer Walter Mirisch and several actors comes with 2 trailers and photos from the actual shoot and cast party. The real jewel of this new DVD is a brand new 46-minute documentary featuring interviews with all the major surviving stars, except Charles Bronson, who just turned 80. Charles Coburn, Eli Wallach, and Robert Vaughn re-live the adventures of filming this epic on location in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie - DVD is flawed though May 14, 2001
Enough has been said in the past about this fantastically entertaining movie, so I won't bore you with anything more. My comments concern the DVD, it's nicely presented, with an interesting documentary and feature commentary, certainly a bargain given the incredibly low price tag.
The 5.1 sound remix is excellent, but I have to say that the very obvious grain and print damage on the movie itself knocked my assessment of the DVD down from a 5 star rating to 4 stars. I realise that the movie is over 40 years old but some of the print damage in very noticeable, and given modern cleaning techniques I think it is difficult to believe that at least some effort could have been made to clean things up a bit. Having said that this DVD is still greatly superior to any VHS copy I've seen and well worth the money despite its flaws.
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In my opinion, The Magnificent Seven is among the best movies of all time. It is made in the classic Western style, but perhaps due to the adaptation from the Seven Samaurai, it has a lot of the elements of modern movie characters: morally ambiguous anti-heroes who face a personal crossroads but ultimately choose the right path.
This movie adds new angles to the conventional Western plot. A group of 40 bandits led by a robust but ruthless leader named Calvera (Eli Wallach)continously raids a poor farming village for food and other provisions. A group of villagers go north of the border to enlist hired guns to protect them. Eventually, a cool gunslinger by the name of Chris (Yul Brynner) organizes a team of seven able mercenaries to defend the village for a meager fee. The group works well together and inspires the villagers to join the fight to drive Calvera out. After some success, the group suffers some adversity against considerable odds. In the end, both the visitors and the villagers learn about the price -- and payoff -- of resisting injustice.
This movie is truly driven by its great characters. Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen, who plays Brynner's de facto lieutenant Vin, could have likely done this movie by themselves. Their chemistry reminds me of Newman and Redford in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but with a drier humor. I would have loved to have seen them in more movies together.
I liked all of the Seven, but two others really stood out. Charles Bronson was impressive as the hard-edged O'Reilly, and played the role with a sense of humor and warmth without losing his stoic demeanor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
This is not an ordinary western. I really enjoyed watching it again after at least 20-25 years. It's cool to be able to watch it for free with my Prime Account.
Published 1 day ago by keep it simple
2.0 out of 5 stars A real shoot-'em-up
Why did I think this movie was so cool when it came out? 'Cause I was so much younger and movies with lots of shooting was fun to watch. If you like shoot-'em-ups, this is for you.
Published 1 day ago by wh48
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Western Ever!
Well to me it's my favorite western movie. Never get tired of watching TM7. Grew up watching westerns with my dad and TM7 is a classic. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Na Kalohe 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars Must see movie classic.
One of the top five(5) westerns ever made. Good acting and believable script made this a great movie. Highly recommended.
Published 4 days ago by russell brander
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greats
I am not going to add anything in this review that hasn't already been said, more thoroughly and better stated than I could manage. Read more
Published 4 days ago by RchiWaWa
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic good vs evil movie.
This is an old movie, but it has aged well. The Yul Brynner character recruits a group of "hired guns" to help a village in Mexico get rid of a Mexican gang that has been... Read more
Published 5 days ago by John R
4.0 out of 5 stars Great western
This is a must see if you are into westerns. It is classic and has all the morals of an old western movie.
Published 6 days ago by Ron C. Johnston
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 Samaria
This a very successful remake of the Japanese classic. Watch it! A mix of Gringos and a local town resident are involved.,
Published 6 days ago by Hugh Haynsworth
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
This is a good, ole time western with some big names. Yul Brenner as a cowboy is a bit far fetched.
Published 6 days ago by Mark Mangus
3.0 out of 5 stars Oldies fun to watch
difficult watching these old movies prior to modern visual/audio technology. The larger than life name actors make it very enjoyable watch.
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