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"Return of the Magnificent Seven" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by John Johnson

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Synopsis

A sequel to The Magnificent Seven, The Return of . . . has Chris rounding up one of the original seven, Vin (played by Robert Fuller because the original Vin, Steve McQueen wasn't available), along with five new characters to go and rescue Chico (now played by Julian Mateos instead of Horst Buchholz), who had stayed in the original village that the seven had organized to fight Calvera's bandits, and who has now been kidnapped along with most of the men in the village.

Specifications

  • MGM
  • 1966, Color, Not Rated, 1 Hr 35 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Codec: AVC @ 27 Mbps
  • 1080p
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring: Yul Brynner, Warren Oates, Robert Fuller, Claude Akins, Julian Mateos
  • Directed by Burt Kennedy
Rating
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: No

Commentary

Sometimes a sequel is better than the first story. This one isn't. The only thing it has going for it is the theme song.

Technical

Although the bit rate on this transfer is 27 Mbps, which is lower than The Magnificent Seven (31 Mbps), the image quality is better. The audio is still based on the original mono, and so be it.

Extras

None