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The Magnificent Seven [Includes Digital Copy] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] [2016]

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    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3784 out of 3891)

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    The Magnificent Seven
    In this remake of the classic 1960 oater of the same name (itself a Western remake of Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece, The Seven Samurai), seven gunslingers join forces in order to protect a small town from a mining tycoon (Peter Sarsgaard) and his goons, who plan to seize the residents' land by force. The seven-man army is led by a mysterious bounty hunter (Denzel Washington), and also includes a sharp-witted gambler (Chris Pratt), a troubled ex-Civil War soldier (Ethan Hawke), a mountain man (Vincent D'Onofrio), an expert knife thrower (Byung-hun Lee), an outlaw (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and a Comanche warrior (Martin Sensmeier). Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day). ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Denzel Washington
      Denzel Washington - Chisolm
    • Chris Pratt
      Chris Pratt - Josh Faraday
    • Ethan Hawke
      Ethan Hawke - Goodnight Robicheaux
    • Vincent D'Onofrio
      Vincent D'Onofrio - Jack Horne
    • Lee Byung-hun
      Lee Byung-hun - Billy Rocks



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Five Stars...Great Western

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      SLL2004
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      Being a nostalgic fan of the original movie, I had some skeptical expectations. I'm glad to say I was wrong. While this version is a very different movie than the original (from the perspective of plot), one can still see a kindred heart and spirit between two. The gun fights are unabashedly classic, old school Western - dead eye aim, shooting from the hip, two-gun slinging, kill ratios way in favor of the heroes. The character archetypes are similar to the original film, bigger than life and equally flawed...though wryly I cannot help but note the film's attempt to cast actors that try to cram every viewer demographic the producers thought they could get away with. The dialogue was pretty decent, though I seriously doubt that any self respectin' oater would ever use the word "statistically" in any of its sentences (eh, but the line worked as a humorous moment in the scene). Denzel hit the right notes as the implacable gunslinger with a painful past. Pratt played his usual brand of laconic humor hiding a soul seeking a meaning for existence. Both characters worked well together throughout the film. In the end, the good guys win, but at a huge cost, in the best tradition of the Seven Samurai (upon which the original movie was based): the heroes die like cowboys with guns blazing, willing themselves up with each mortal wound, and taking a whole mess of bad guys with them. My only one gripe is that the score should have used more of the original music, rather than saving it for the end credits. The big full orchestral sounds of Elmer Bernstein's original theme music gave an epic accompaniment to an epic film. In this version, James Horner did not quite match the grandeur. That said, this movie was very fun to watch. Don't think of this film as a "remake" or a "reboot" of the original. Think of it as a descendant sharing the original's lineage.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Highly entertaining Western

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      MichaelO
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      Even casual film watchers are aware this this is a remake of John Sturges’s excellent film of the same name from 1960. And that film is itself a remake of the 1954 classic Japanese film, “The Seven Samurai.” I’ve seen both of the older films and like them both. So now, should I hate Antoine Fuqua’s current film? Well, no. No more than I would hate Jimi Hendrix covering Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.” The fact is that Fuqua assembled an excellent group of actors, staged some terrific action sequences and provided a couple hours of fun at the movies. Probably not as much fun as the actors had, but still, you get the idea. The theme is the same with some variances, perhaps the names and characters are most noticeable. I’ll get to that in a minute. A town in the West called Rose Creek is the setting in the 1870’s. The small farming town is beset by a brutal land grabber called Bartholomew Bogue (a villainous and very good Peter Sarsgaard). After the vicious killing of several innocent townsfolk including the husband of Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), she and her friend Teddy (Luke Grimes) go to the nearest “big town” to recruit gunfighters to protect them from further attacks. There they run into a black man known as Chisolm (Denzel Washington) who dresses in all black and rides a very black horse. He’s reluctant to help but when he hears the name Bogue, he and we understand he knows the creep. Chisolm manages to recruit a Crayola box of gunslingers including Faraday (Chris Pratt), Col. Robicheau (Ethan Hawke), Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) and Comanche, Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). If the film is to be faulted, it shortchanges any depth in any of the characters. The closest we come is Robicheau, a Confederate sharp-shooter with a bad case of PTSD. Where the film stands out is some great action sequences once the appropriate build-up takes place. This includes training the townsfolk, creating traps, staging ambushes, and planting explosives as Bogue’s 200 hired guns make a final assault. For the record this movie has plenty of killing using a variety of weaponry, although sadly, the PG-13 rating keeps visual blood spilling to a minimum. The movie is enhanced by the excellent musical score by Simon Franglen and James Horner who borrow liberally from Elmer Bernstein’s masterpiece. The film has its share of humor, mostly provided by the alcoholic Faraday. Personally, I took a hankering to Jack Horne who is referred to as a bear in a people suit. Fuqua has delivered a highly entertaining alternative to massive destruction of big cities which is more in vogue these days. Recommended.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great remake!

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      Scott
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      I recently subjected "The Magnificent Seven" to just about the toughest test imaginable--I watched it just a few days after "Seven Samurai. " And while I'm not going to pretend it's on par with Kurosawa's astounding masterpiece, I have to tip my hat to Hollywood on this one: it's very good, among the best American Westerns. The focus of the screenplay is more on post-Bogart-pre-Eastwood cool banter than the gradual, taciturn character development of "Seven Samurai," but that doesn't mean that the film doesn't have a heart. Considering it clocks in at barely over two hours (compared to the marathonic three and a half of "Samurai"), it actually does a fantastic and very economical job of fleshing out its memorable cast of characters. One particularly wonderful scene that stuck in my memory from the first time I saw the film ten years ago is the one where Lee (Robert Vaughn), drunk in the middle of the night, confesses his frailties and fear to two of the farmers. The scene (along with the general story of these down-and-out heroes) was groundbreaking in that it began the deconstruction and deromanticization of the Western hero which would be brought to fruition in Sergio Leone's unparalleled spaghetti Westerns. The star-studded cast wouldn't hold up doing Shakespeare, but they're ideal in this gunslinging, cool-talking tough-guy adventure. As if a lineup of heroes that included Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, and James Coburn wasn't enough, Eli Wallach steals the show as the Mexican bandit chief, a worthy precursor to his classic role "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." If the screenplay has a major flaw, it's that his character isn't featured more. The score is, of course, one of the all-time classics. And while not as alive visually as the Japanese film that inspired it or the Italian Westerns it influenced, it's still mighty fine to look at, and the gunfights don't disappoint. The pieces add up to one of the great entertaining films of all time, which still manages to be moving and morally aware despite its Hollywoodization of Kurosawa's vision.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      One of the Best Movies of Summer 2016

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      DownIsTheNewUp
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      ‘The Magnificent Seven’ brings together all you'd want from a great Western – a talented ensemble cast, well-choreographed action sequences, beautiful desert vistas, and of course a rousing musical score featuring the theme from the acclaimed 1960 version. It’ll make you reach for the skies like it’s high noon…with happiness! Well, maybe that's a bit much, but I think you'll enjoy yourself. The cast shines brightest of all the elements the film brings to the table - especially when it comes to its two stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt. Washington brings the intensity and poise you expect of hardened bounty hunter Sam Chisolm while Pratt delivers the laughs as he transitions from space cowboy in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ to actual cowboy without losing a beat. It seems that director Antoine Fuqua is perhaps tapping into some of that Marvel superhero magic with his approach to characterization as each of the Seven is distinguished with a particular fighting skill (master with knives, bows, explosives specialist, etc). The story is serviceable as the Seven attempt to take back a small mining town from the clutches of an evil band of thieves lead by Bart Bogue (a nice turn from actor Peter Sarsgaard). While never dull, much of the movie is setting the pieces in place for the final 40 minute confrontation pitting the Seven and the townsfolk against Bogue’s army of hired guns. Fuqua certainly knows how to stirrup compelling action sequences as he displayed in past works like ‘Training Day!’ While perhaps not a classic for the ages, this is spectacular entertainment that’s certainly worth saddling up for and heading down to the theatre. Giddy up!

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The Good, the Bad, and the Overall

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      CWBMET
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      This movie has an action-packed storyline with unique characters. To keep this review short and sweet, I'll list the bad, the good, and the overall. The Good: -Fast-paced action. Although there are breaks from the action to focus on the storyline, it always picks back up at the right moments and never disappoints. -Likeable characters. As mentioned, there is a very brief character development for the main characters, but the dialog and action provide just enough for the viewers to appreciate each character, -Humorous. On top of all of the action, this movie is also a comedy, and it lives up to its genre very well. The Bad: -Poor character development. With so many unique and significant characters, you wish you could learn about all of their back stories. However, it seems like most of the main characters would need their own movies in order to give the viewers a true understanding of who they are. Instead, they provide subtle hints of their history throughout the movie, giving the viewers a general idea of who they are. Overall: It's not going to be an all-time classic, but it is still a very entertaining movie. I would recommend this movie to anybody who enjoys action-comedies.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      All-star retelling of the classic Japanese epic.

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      armchairquarterbac
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      While I never got into Hollywood's original Magnificent Seven film series, I've always enjoyed it's inspiration, The Seven Samurai. This modernization was a lot of fun too, well worth the undertaking, IMHO. A couple of my guests were a little dismayed by all the swearing, for a PG13 film. It didn't bother me like it does them, but it's easy to understand their concern. Combined with the proliferation of not just violence, but death, it's hard to imagine how this didn't earn an R. I've seen far tamer films with an R rating. I wouldn't say the film has the depth and heart of The Seven Samurai. Still, I think everyone enjoyed it, as a more popcorn update for younger audiences and those who haven't come to appreciate black and white, much less having to read their movies. Glad Best Buy still had some steelbooks available when it finally went on sale. This is a nice one. It's also impressive to see Best Buy's savvy enough to offer steelbook packaging for many UHD BD releases so soon. They're doing better than any other retailer in terms of UHD support. Kudos for that.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Worth The Watch While A Fan of the Original

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      kenn
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      I have watched the original Magnificent Seven and really enjoyed it. I did not watch it before going to this version. When it came out on DVD I watched both and was really amazed at how much of the dialogue from the original made it into the re-make. Having said all that, this is a really good stand alone movie. You can easily watch it without ever seeing the original. The actors and the director did a great job of making this one their own. There is much more ethnic diversity in this one. The under stories of the characters is more clear. Not so much to muddy the original story line but just enough to add flavor. Plus, the dialogue in the new one is better. However don't go in expecting huge character arcs or any kind of unique epiphany. What you see is what you get with the characters. This is just a really good taking on "the man" against incredible odds movie.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      DVD Movie

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      PowerOfJuju
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      Who doesn't love a good western!?! Well I am not a fan of "remakes". As most are just some director/producer attempting to add to their "fame" or another pretentious horse's patootie who think he knows better than the original director/producer (ie -True Grit w/ Jeff Bridges). I am happy to say, that this western, was a well done film that could have easily stood on it's own without the connection to the earlier film via name recognition. Denzel did as Denzel does, and gave a good performance as the lead, while Chris Pratt delivered a equally as important performance as the quick drawing, sarcastic, comic relief. If I had to give one, the only short coming I noticed was of Haley Bennett as Emma Cullen. She just did not seem to fit, or perhaps, she was not comfortable as her character. Some of her dialog seemed forced and just not believable. Fortunately there was enough going on elsewhere to get caught up in, that you might not notice it.

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