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Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 (231 votes)

Released: 2001-05-08

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The Magnificent Seven (Special Edition) by MGM (Video & DVD)

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John Sturges
MGM (Video & DVD)
NR (Not Rated)
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Impressive gun battles, epic-sized heroes and an all-superstar solid that includes Academy AwardÂ(r) winners Yul Brynner* and James Coburn**, in conjunction with Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach and Charles Bronson, make The Significant Seven a legend among westerns. Spawning three sequels and a successful television sequence, and that includes Elmer Bernstein's OscarÂ(r)-nominated*** score, thisstunning remake of The Seven Samurai is “a hard-pounding journey” (Newsweek) and “an enduringly popular” (Leonard Maltin) cinematic traditional. Cruel Calvera (Wallach) and his band of ruthless outlaws are terrorizing a negative Mexican village, and even the bravest lawmen can't cease them. Desperate, the locals rent Chris Adams (Brynner) and 6 different gunfighters to defend them. With time running out earlier than Calvera's subsequent raid, the heroic seven should prepare the villagers for combat and help them find the courage to take again their city or die making an attempt!


  • Yul Brynner
  • Steve McQueen
  • Charles Bronson
  • Eli Wallach
  • Robert Vaughn


  • Anamorphic
  • Closed-captioned
  • Color
  • Dolby
  • Unique Adaptation

Editorial Overview

Akira Kurosawa's rousing Seven Samurai was once a pure for an American remake–after all, the codes and conventions of historic Japan and the Wild West (at least the mythical Movie West) are not so very a ways aside. To That End The Impressive Seven effortlessly turns samurai into cowboys (the identical trick labored more than Once: Kurosawa's Yojimbo become Sergio Leone's A Fistful of dollars). The beleaguered denizens of a Mexican village, weary of attacks by way of banditos, hire seven gunslingers to repel the invaders Once and for all. The gunmen are cool and in a position, with many of the actors taking part in them simply on the cusp of '60s stardom: Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn. The Man who brings these warriors collectively is Yul Brynner, the baddest bald man in the West. There's nothing particularly trendy about the method of veteran director John Sturges (the nice Get Away), but the storytelling is obvious and robust, and the charisma of the young Weapons relatively flies off the reveal. If that isn't enough to rouse the 12-12 months-outdated child inside somebody, the unforgettable Elmer Bernstein track will do it: bum-bum-ba-bum, bum-ba-bum-ba-bum…. Adopted via three inferior sequels, Return of the Seven, Weapons of the Brilliant Seven, and The Outstanding Seven Experience! –Robert Horton

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