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The Magnificent Seven

(DVD - 2001)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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The citizens of a small Mexican farming village hire seven gun fighters to defend them from a ruthless and exploitative group of bandits led by Calvera. As Calvera's next raid approaches, the peasants and the gun fighters work together to prepare to defend the village.
Title: The magnificent seven
[videorecording]
Publisher: New York : MGM Home Entertainment Inc., p2001.
Edition: Special ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Notes: Special features include: Guns for hire : the making of The magnificent seven / producer, Paul Kerr ; directed by Louis Heaton ; audio commentary by Eli Wallach, James Coburn, Walter Mirisch, and Robert Relyea ; photo gallery ; original theatrical trailers.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1960.
Based on the Japanese film classic, The Seven Samurai (= Shichinin no samurai).
Widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.35:l).
Summary: The citizens of a small Mexican farming village hire seven gun fighters to defend them from a ruthless and exploitative group of bandits led by Calvera. As Calvera's next raid approaches, the peasants and the gun fighters work together to prepare to defend the village.
Audience: Not rated by MPAA.
ISBN: 0792849574
9780792849575
Branch Call Number: PN1995.9.W4 M3 2001
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Aug 30, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Personally, I would never call these 7 saddle-tramps "magnificent". On the contrary, they were far from being that. But, of course, if the viewer was clued into this, then, you can be sure that this 1960 Western would've inevitably flopped at the box-office.

Considering that The Magnificent 7 was made at the very pinnacle in popularity of movie Westerns, I was really surprised to see how severely lacking in the action department that this cowboy movie was. There was just far too many critical lapses in the action to hold this viewer's undivided attention for this film's full 130-minute running time.

Out of all the big-name actors starring in this picture there wasn't even one, single stand-out performance in the entire lot. The attitude of sheer laziness that prevailed amongst this lot of actors was annoying beyond belief.

In between frequently senseless bursts of triumphant music, it really killed me that these 7 rough & rugged dudes in the story all chose to risk their very lives for a lousy $20 (payable to each, if they lived, after the job was done).

The biggest bit of nonsense in this story was when big, bad bandito, Calvera, with his mighty force of 40 thieves, actually captured the 7 and, then, inexplicably set them free. Naturally, these dudes gallantly returned in order to finish all of the bad guys off.

All-in-all - This over-rated Western was nothing but a major disappointment on all counts.

Jul 05, 2014
  • COURIER3 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I WANTED TO SEE ELI WALLACH
AGAIN SINCE HIS RECENT PASSING. WAS GREAT TO SEE THE 7 GUN SLINGERS AGAIN IN A 1960'S MOVIE CLASSIC. GREAT STORY LINE AND MUSIC SCORE. BE SURE AND WATCH SPECIAL FEATURES, MAKING OF THE MOVIE.

Apr 30, 2014
  • julianwiley rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of the classic films of all time -- and you're officially a film buff if you can name all seven actors who make up the team!

Feb 10, 2013
  • medpro rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great cast, great score... a classic Western!

May 07, 2012
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Western version of the 7 samurai.

One of the greatest westerns ever made, where actor Steve McQueen shows why he's the stuff of legend.

Mar 23, 2012
  • btmslt rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A nice film about the old west and the brutalities which occurred there.

Oct 11, 2011
  • Ebert rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great film for the interaction between men. I know some women who
get it but they also understand men.

May 15, 2011
  • NobleSix rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good film but it can't beat Seven Samurai.

Awful seven times over.
Makes you wish they would never make a Western film again.
Gag.

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Jul 08, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

"Yeah. The graveyards are full of men who are very young and very proud."

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Sep 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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