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The Comancheros (50th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray Book] (1961)

John Wayne  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: John Wayne
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby TrueHD), French (Mono), Spanish (Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: May 17, 2011
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004RQDBEU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,495 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Academy Awardr-Winning legend John Wayne lays down the law and heats up the screen in this 50th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition of The Comancheros - packed with never-before-seen extras and featuring limited-edition book packaging with rare photos from the Twentieth Century Fox archives. Determined to bring down a violent gang of gunrunners known as Comancheros, a fearless Texas Ranger (Wayne) forms an uneasy alliance with a notorious outlaw gambler (Stuart Whitman), and the unlikely partners soon realize they must find common ground if they're going to stay alive!

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars complete agreement July 27, 2011
Format:Blu-ray
I agree completely with every word the previous reviewer,Wayne,said about The Comancheros Blu-ray,this is a reference disc for the blu-ray format!!!!!! STUNNING/PRISTINE Picture Quality,and Audio too.
I have a fair collection of blu-ray films,and the "modern" films are excellent Picture Quality,as you would expect,however,it,s what blu-ray does to the "older" films,especially westerns,that is so amazing.
The Searchers/How The West Was Won/Zulu/The Outlaw Josey Wales are a joy to behold,Home Cinema of the highest calibre,A+++++,well,The Comancheros Blu-ray joins that List,REFERENCE DISCS FOR BLU-RAY!!!!!
I say this as somebody who watched The Comancheros when it was first released at the Cinema,I must have been 10 years old,but that did not prepare me for the absolute pleasure of watching this Duke western on blu-ray,simply put,FABULOUS!!!!!!
Davy Cairns,Scotland.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight but entertaining John Wayne western. May 24, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
John Wayne rules in this big, sprawling western adventure film. The screenplay, co-written by western novelist Clair Huffaker, struggles with the historical accuracy of Texas in the 1840s and the rifles seem a little advanced for 1843, but, nit-picking aside, this is an entertaining film. Texas Ranger Jake Cutter (Wayne) and sometime gambler Paul Regret (Stuart Whitman) go under cover after a vicious army of outlaw raiders known as "Comancheros," led by the diabolical Graile (Nehemiah Persoff). Hard-hitting, large scale action sequences deftly directed by Michael Curtiz, who directd some of Errol Flynn's better adventure films, will please action-adventure fans. The movie includes a comfortable blend of action, suspense, and humor with occasional serious overtones of duty, friendship, and the love of a good woman. Taken within the context of the film that isn't as corny as it might sound. Great outdoor color photography adds to the appeal. A pulse-pounding musical score by Elmer Bernstein matches the excitement. Lee Marvin makes the most of his costarring role as Tully Crow, one of the West's wildest bad men. Watch for the hilarious vignette featuring Edgar Buchanan as a judge of dubious integrity. Ditto the comic relief segment with Guinn "Big Boy" Williams as a seemingly bewildered gunrunner. There is nothing intellectual or artistic to say of this movie, but it's good old fashioned fun. Recommended viewing.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Duke western June 23, 2003
Format:DVD
The Comancheros is another great John Wayne western with a great supporting cast. The story follows Captain Jake Cutter, a Texas ranger, and his efforts to capture a prisoner, and then to infiltrate a group of gunrunners and bandits, the Comancheros. This group has been supplying the Comanches with repeating rifles who then wreak havoc on the area. There is plenty of action here with numerous shootouts, and also plenty of great characters. At parts during this movie, I wondered why the Duke never took more comedic roles since he is very funny in several scenes.
John Wayne plays Captain Jake Cutter, the big, brawling Texas Ranger who attempts to bring in a prisoner who keeps escaping his grasp, "Monsoor" Paul Regret, played by Stuart Whitman very well. Another notable performance is Lee Marvin's Crow, the contact between Cutter and the Comancheros. He doesn't have a very big part, but what is there is very good. The film also stars Ina Balin, Nehemiah Persoff, Michael Ansara, Patrick Wayne, Bruce Cabot, and Joan O'Brien. Elmer Bernstein also turns in another excellent score that has elements of the Sons of Katie Elder and The Great Escape. The DVD offers a widescreen presentation which looks very good, two trailers(one in Spanish), and also Movie Tone News about an award presented involving the movie. More John Wayne movies should be put out like this, and I give credit to the companies putting out so many new ones recently. A very exciting, enjoyable Duke western that all his fans will love!
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, Crowd-Pleasing Duke! May 24, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
You can see by the title that I am a John Wayne fan, and this rip-roaring Western is one of the reasons why. With equal portions of rousing action, humor, and drama, this film keeps your interest and, like the Duke's performance, never loses its authenticity. It's said that John Wayne took over direction of some of the action sequences, and they're great. There are well-drawn, clear differences between the good guys and bad guys, but the characters are human and developed enough for the actors to sink their teeth into, which all do with gusto. By this time in his career, the Duke only had to show up on screen to be the authentic Western hero, but as usual he goes 'way beyond that, giving a colorful, humorous, absolutely real and terrific performance as the Texas Ranger who helps a man on the wrong side of the law redeem himself and find the woman he loves--as well as stopping a motley, dangerous bunch of white renegades (Comancheros) who are selling weapons to warring Comanche Indians. It's great movie-making and a great couple of hours with the Duke, so check it out!
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25 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic western May 26, 2003
Format:DVD
Finally, "The Comancheros" is released on DVD. This is one of Wayne's best, and most enjoyable westerns(that says a lot, because the Duke's westerns were always classic). The acting is superb, Stuart Whitman turning out one of his best performances, and John Wayne underrated as usual. Lee Marvin also makes a powerful, short performance. That cast alone makes for a classic. Michael Curtiz's("Casablanca"-1942) last film, he creates one of the better 1960's westerns. Several people have mentioned the guns in the film. Historical facts are often changed to create entertaining films. This film is not a history lesson, it is an example of classic hollywood at it's best. A well crafted, fun, classic western. Recommended for both fans of classic westerns, and classic films in general.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars John Wayne in The Comancheros
Watching the Texas Rangers and the judge play fast and lose with the legality of it all made the movie most interesting in quite a while. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Martin Basiszta
5.0 out of 5 stars Wayne still has it!
Why give a John Wayne novie 5 stars? For starts it makes me feel good about American history. Not only is the language clean, history is what it is -- and there were/are good and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Geri H. Ball
5.0 out of 5 stars John Wayne, Lee Marvin in a Western? What's not to like?
Love this film, just because it starts on a riverboat in Louisiana if for no other reason.
And here Beau Regarde always meant "Best Wishes" to my cajun family and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Harry H.
5.0 out of 5 stars All around actor
His main movies were military and western, but played all of them well. He is the man that most people would like to be in the movies he made.
Published 2 months ago by brett
5.0 out of 5 stars Who doesn't like John Wayne?
We loved watching the Comancheros so much that we finally bought the DVD so we can watch it any time. We are big John Wayne fans and it was a great addition to our collection. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kathryn Wallace
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the Cinemascope version. Not like the 4x3 DVD Version. It is...
This is the Cinemascope version. Not like the old 4x3 DVD Version. If you have the DVD already, you should get Comancheros in Blu-ray. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Hermann Siegl
5.0 out of 5 stars Joun Wayne or Marrion Morrison good movie
I wanted to have this as the TV can be so rotten with all the stupid latest Hollywood politics and garbage of theirs. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Richard Eckert
4.0 out of 5 stars Good movie
This is a very good movie, I had seen it before on video ,but it is far better on Blu-ray.
Published 3 months ago by Troy A. Honeycutt
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
This is one of my favorite westerns. My dad watched them all the time and now I enjoy them too.
Published 3 months ago by Robbie R
4.0 out of 5 stars a classic
It's onee of john waynes movies you just have to see. He got a bunch of his friends together and just made a very good movie that is often over looked.
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