Following 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)|
|Rating: 7.7/10 (100,500 votes)
Director: John Sturges
Writer: William Roberts, Akira Kurosawa, Walter Bernstein
Stars: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson
Runtime: 128 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Released: 12 Oct 1960
|Plot: Seven gunfighters are hired by Mexican peasants to liberate their village from oppressive bandits.|
Our next episode will be about The Emperor’s New Groove!