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One magnificent film, three also-rans

Advantages: Classic first film
Disadvantages: Weak sequels, lack of extras on the sequels

...This collection is usually between £15 and £20 on amazon. The Magnificent Seven is certainly not the most critically acclaimed western ever made, but it’s probably my favourite. It’s a remake of Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (which in truth is a lot better), ...

hogsflesh 06.11.2017 · Read full review
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Review of The Magnificent Seven Collection (Blu-ray)

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If god didn't want them sheared he would not have made them sheep

Advantages: Classic Western action film
Disadvantages: The extras could perhaps be a bit better

This is a review of the MGM Blu-Ray, about £7 on amazon. This is one of my favourite Westerns. While it doesn’t have the savagery of The Wild Bunch or the beauty of Once Upon A Time In The West, it’s a hell of a lot of fun, and I’ve loved it ever since I ...

hogsflesh 03.09.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Magnificent Seven (Blu-ray)

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People scare better when they're dying

Advantages: Classic Western looking good on Blu-ray
Disadvantages: The extras are very samey

A review of the Paramount Blu-ray, currently £13. It’s quite new, so will doubtless come down in price. This is the greatest of Sergio Leone’s Westerns. It followed his ‘Dollars’ trilogy, which made a star of Clint Eastwood, and was the first time Leon ...

hogsflesh 10.10.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Once Upon A Time In The West [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)

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classic western film

Advantages: so classic
Disadvantages: dollars trilogy style

Once upon a time in the west is a film that Sergio Leonia almost never made. In fact he didn't even want to make it ,he was intent on making once upon a time in America. The problem of course was that people had fallen in love with his dollars trilogy. Th ...

florenpsley 13.05.2017 · Read full review
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Diamond review  Best of the West?

Advantages: Three great films
Disadvantages: Two stinkers

...This box set from Warner Brothers is about £14 on amazon. Westerns aren't really my favourite genre, but there are a handful of classics that I like very much. A few of them are collected in this set. The Searchers (1956) The Searchers is directe ...

hogsflesh 21.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Westerns Collection (Blu-ray)

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