over 2 years
A magnificent moment. Before graphic violence, movies had actors & characters. And the 7.
Made great by the cast. Watch Seven Samurai, as the original it is superior.
' You are like the wind, blowing over the land & ... passing on. Vaya con dios'
The japanese version (7 Samurai) was better. This was alright as a western (DVD 7/10/12)
The Magnificent Seven is an American Western film directed by John Sturges, and released in 1960. It is a fictional tale of a group of seven American gunmen who are hired to protect a small agricultural village in Mexico from a group of marauding Mexican bandits. The opening credits state that it is based on The Japanese Film Seven Samurai Toho Company Ltd., a 1954 film by Akira Kurosawa.
The seven American gunmen were played by Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, and Horst Buchholz. Their main adversary, the bandit Calvera, was played by Eli Wallach. The film's musical score was composed by Elmer Bernstein.
A Mexican village is periodically raided by bandits led by Calvera (Eli Wallach). As he and his men rode away from their latest visit, Calvera had promised to return for more booty and loot the village again.
Desperate to prevent this, the leaders of the village travel to a town just inside the American border to buy weapons with...