Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Magnificent Seven - The Complete First Season|
Actors: Michael Biehn, Eric Close, Andrew Kavovit, Dale Midkiff, Ron Perlman
Directors: Christopher Cain, Geoff Murphy, Gregg Champion, Jerry Jameson, Peter Markle
Genres: Westerns, Television
PILOT: Seven men unite to save a Seminole Indian village from The Ghosts of the Confederacy, a group of renegade soldiers threatening complete annihilation. The Seven courageously defend the village from the pillaging so... more »
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Andrea S. from LODI, CA
Reviewed on 8/6/2014...
Love this show! The actors do a great job. Wish it had been on for longer.
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B.M. | PA, USA | 10/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoyed this series when it was originally on and was disapointed when it didn't come back. Then I found the massive following of fan fic generated by the show and really fell in love with the boys! Hallmark gave us a little taste though they commited sacrilege by chopping scenes out for commercials, but Showtime, God bless them, showed them to us starting back in the winter commercial free and whole.
As I watched the episodes on showtime, I really began to see what a good show this was! The people who pulled this and ruined it by moving it around so much really had no idea what they had! I mean, almost all shows start out a little rough, but this one was starting to really get going when they pulled the plug. It had great characters who really fit together well, great storylines, and so many possibilities!
There's a character for each of us--the hardened, battle-scarred and world-weary gun slinger, the charming, roguish ladies man and loyal friend, the quiet tracker and outdoorsman, the gun toting, whiskey drinking man of the cloth who lost his way but may have found it again in this town, the ex-slave who chose to care instead of hate and used his talents to help all, the idealist greenhorn who comes west hoping to make a name for himself and in the process finds friendship and brotherhood that will teach him to be a better man (and hopefully keep him from getting himself killed before he sees another birthday), and finally, last but certainly not least, the consumate southern gentlemen conman gambler (who maybe isn't really all that gentlemanly afterall, but makes up for it by being greatly charming and roguish in his own right!) who may have found a worthy purpose and a chance at a new life in this town. They all have their faults, their weaknesses, and their shortcomings, but that is what makes them so appealing--they're human beings, and we can relate to them. And they have a brotherhood and friendship that most of us want. And they're men, which in this day and age, is really getting harder to find....And they are just plain fun! Who else gets to use a cannon to blow up the enemy's flag or a store front or a slingshot to sling dynamite at the bad guys? Not to mention that it's the old west, so carrying fires arms and using them isn't a problem, especially when you have a gritty old warhorse of a boss like Judge Travis (who, for those interested in the movies, starred as the gambler in the first one). This was really a great show! But at least, now I can enjoy the show on DVD and further the adventures through the fanfic forums.
Note: as if you couldn't tell already, I personally loved this show and thought it buried the movies in it's dust. If you're looking for something like the movies, this isn't it, but watch this anyway--if you like westerns (or if you don't) you'll like this!"
The wait is over.
Randolph A. Sopicki | Spring Valley, Ca USA | 10/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The long wait is over. This program had such potential I was shocked when it was pulled. The characters were just great. The actors meshed perfectly. I have to agree with a previous reviewer that this television program left all of the movie sequels to the original in the dust. This was a great program with a fine cast.
Amazon Has This One Messed Up
Lora K. Angley | 10/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Magnificent Seven: Complete First Season was not filmed in 1960 and did not star Yul Brynner. What's being released is a DVD of the CBS series from 1998 which starred Michael Biehn from The Terminator, Ron Perlman from Beauty and the Beast, Hellboy, and Eric Close from Without a Trace.
Hope Amazon corrects this soon.