Classic Western ‘Magnificent Seven’ Gets 4K UHD Treatment From Shout! Factory
January 19, 2023
The classic Western The Magnificent Seven will make its 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray debut on Feb. 21, courtesy of Shout! Factory.
The independent film distributor will release the landmark 1960 film, which launched the careers of Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn, in a combo pack with a standard Blu-ray Disc.
The release features a new restoration and color grade of the film, using an existing 4K scan of the original camera negative, as well as several previously released commentaries and bonus features.
The Magnificent Seven stars Yul Brynner as the leader of a group of seven gunfighters, hired to protect a small village in Mexico from a group of marauding bandits, led by Eli Wallach.
The film is actually a remake of the 1954 film Seven Samurai, which was itself initially released in the United States as The Magnificent Seven.
Directed by James Sturges, the Western was released theatrically by United Artists in October 1960 to both critical and commercial acclaim. The film spawned three sequels, a TV series and a 2016 remake. In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
The Blu-ray version also includes “Guns for Hire: The Making of The Magnificent Seven,” “Elmer Bernstein and The Magnificent Seven,” “The Linen Book: Lost images from The Magnificent Seven,” original theatrical trailers and a stills gallery.
Customers ordering from ShoutFactory.com will receive an exclusive 18-by-24-inch rolled poster featuring brand-new artwork, available while supplies last.