Tag Archive: Yul Brynner

Feb 01 2015

Episode 40 – The Ten Commandments

The Ten CommandmentsOn our latest episode, we explore the world of the Biblical epic via Cecil B DeMille’s Ten Commandments!  Charlton Heston is our guide as we explore a time of plagues, lust and burning bushes!  We are once again reminded of the awesomeness of Vincent Price and, finally, get to introduce Jena to Anne Baxter.  We also spend a little time talking about Exodus: Gods and Kings. Join us for this rollicking trip through the old testament complete with water turning to blood!

At the end of the episode, we claim our next episode will be Murder on the Orient Express.  That’s totally wrong.  It will be L.A. Confidential.

The Ten Commandments (1956)
The Ten Commandments poster Rating: 7.9/10 (53,351 votes)
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Writer: Dorothy Clarke Wilson (this work contains material from the book "Prince of Egypt"), J.H. Ingraham (this work contains material from the book "Pillar of Fire"), A.E. Southon (this work contains material from the book "On Eagle's Wing"), Æneas MacKenzie (written for the screen by), Jesse Lasky Jr. (written for the screen by), Jack Gariss (written for the screen by), Fredric M. Frank (written for the screen by)
Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson
Runtime: 220 min
Rated: G
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Released: 05 Oct 1956
Plot: The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.

Mar 01 2014

Episode 18 – The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent SevenFollowing up on our last episode about Seven Samurai, this episode looks at the American remake.  Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson and more up the manly quotient to unbearable levels in The Magnificent Seven!  The movie is a remarkably close adaptation of Kurosawa’s classic.  We talk about the similarities as well as some of the very important differences.  Tim even comes up with a convoluted and frighteningly logical explanation of how this movie is actually remake of The Wizard of Oz. We also sing.  That’s a warning.

Stick around after the closing theme to hear the brilliant Magnificent Seven song from Trailer B!

The Magnificent Seven (1960)
The Magnificent Seven poster Rating: 7.8/10 (76,342 votes)
Director: John Sturges
Writer: William Roberts (screenplay)
Stars: Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Horst Buchholz
Runtime: 128 min
Rated: APPROVED
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Released: 23 Nov 1960
Plot: An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.

Our next episode will be about The Emperor’s New Groove!