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The Magnificent Seven DVD

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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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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Yul Brynner stars as one of seven master gunmen who aid the helpless farmers of an isolated village pitted against an army of marauding bandits in this rousing action tale based on Akira Kurosawa&39;s classic &39;Seven Samurai&39; Released in 1960 John Sturges&39; masterpiece garnered an Oscar nomination for Elmer Bernstein (for Best Score) and launched the film careers of Steve McQueen Charles Bronson Robert Vaughn and James Coburn Special Features Exclusive New Documentary Feature Length Audio Commentary With Members Of Cast & Crew Theatrical Trailers Extensive Stills Gallery &39;Magnificent Seven&39; Franchise Trailers - &39;Return Of The Magnificent Seven&39; &39;Guns Of The Magnificent Seven&39; and &39;The Magnificent Seven Ride!&39; Collectable 8-page booklet Interactive Menu Scene Access Actors Yul Brynner Steve McQueen Robert Vaughn James Coburn Charles Bronson Brad Dexter Horst Buchholz Eli Wallach Jorge Martinez de Hoyos Vladimir Sokoloff & Rosenda Monteros Director John Sturges Certificate PG Year 1960 Screen 2351 Anamorphic Widescreen Languages English - Dolby Digital (51) Subtitles English ; Czech ; Danish ; Finnish ; Greek ; Hebrew ; Hungarian ; Norwegian ; Polish ; Portuguese ; Swedish ; Turkish Duration 2 hours and 5 minutes (approx) 

Yul Brynner stars in this classic Western directed by John Sturges. A small Mexican village, terrorised by the cutthroat Calvera (Eli Wallach) and his bandits, hire a team of seven mercenaries to expel the vile interloper. The seven are led by Chris (Brynner), and they set about the job of training the terrified townfolk in the art of killing before handing out their own brand of justice. The cast also includes Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson and Robert Vaughn.

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