- Crosses the Line Twice: Mississippi's Paper-Thin Disguise as a stereotypical Western "Chinaman" bellboy, complete with nonsensical muttering and (if you listen carefully, or have the subtitles on) Asian Speekee Engrish.
- Ear Worm: That opening song is surprisingly catchy:
So ride, boldly rideTo the end of the rainbow,Ride, boldly rideTil you find El Doradoooo...
- Ensemble Darkhorse: Nelse McLeod is a surprisingly likeable character and in some ways a more honorable fighter than Cole Thornton. His success as a Magnificent Bastard might also be due to the Visual Effects of Awesome, even in older versions, and his introduction is full of Cowboy Badass in Charge moments.
- Special Effect Failure: When Mississippi throws himself under the bad guys' horse, there is a very obvious cut where James Caan is replaced by a dummy in mid-dive. Hilariously, the dummy gets trodden on at least once, immediately before Mississippi's explanation to Cole, "A horse will never step on a man!"
- Visual Effects of Awesome: Nelse McLeod's damaged eye and scar is more believable in the blu-ray version than in previous versions, surprisingly, since you can see his eye better. His eye just looks odd, like a damaged eye would.