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Maverick/Wild Wild West

4 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews

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MAVERICK: An updating of the classic Western TV series MAVERICK this comic oater finds our fast-talking hard-gambling hero surviving many adventures while trying to come up with enough money to play in a high-stakes poker game.WILD WILD WEST: Barry Sonnenfeld is reunited with his MEN IN BLACK star Will Smith in this gadget-soaked romp based (loosely) on the 1960s television show. WILD WILD WEST supplies many impressive visuals (thanks to brilliant production designer Bo Welch) and some hearty laughs. Will Smith is James West a Civil War hero and U.S. marshal inclined to shoot first and ask questions later. His partner is the wacky inventor and pseudointellectual Artemus Gordon (Kevin Kline). The team is created when the world s leading scientists are kidnapped by a diabolical madman named Dr. Arliss Loveless (Kenneth Branagh) and President Ulysses S. Grant (also played by Kevin Kline) wants his two best men on the job. Loveless s machines have the creepy fun feeling of EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (Welch again)--many of them have a spider motif--and Artemus Gordon rivals him with his own fun inventions. An odd but enjoyable blend of science fiction and old-school Western WILD WILD WEST is packed with cool images and slick action sequences.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: COMEDY Rating: NR UPC: 085391165804 Manufacturer No: 116580

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Product Details

  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: July 3, 2007
  • Run Time: 262 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000PAAK1Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #513,193 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Format: DVD
I'm not reviewing the quality of these movies because they are great films, but the quality of the dvd itself. The dvd box claims a widescreen format for both movies. That is simply not true. When inserted into a dvd player, Maverick is the fullscreen version of the film, and therefore is insufficient for anyone with a widescreen tv. I'd swear they took this dvd straight from the VHS! The picture is grainy and blurry and makes it look like the film was made in 1950 instead of 1994! I've watched movies on youtube that look better. Great movies, but horrible dvd. Here's hoping they make a blu ray using the original source film.
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The movies are fine. I am rating the DVD I recieved. The Amazon website and the DVD packaging describe both movies as widescreen. Wild, Wild West is widescreen and Maverick is 4:3 full screen. The label on the DVD even describes Maverick as 4:3 full screen.
This seems to be a manufacturing error, that was clearanced because of the defect. Once on the secondary market, the defective DVDs are sold as a "good" item because the UPC is the same. I am sure there is good product available, both movies widescreen as described, but I don't know how to distinguish it from the mis-labeled products.
I returned the DVD to Amazon. The return was quick and easy.
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Two for the price of one! Who can argue with that. It was great to see James Garner in the new Maverick film, featuring Mel Gibson. And Jodie Foster was perfect for her role. Loved the plot, and the tongue in cheek humor. I will watch this over and over again.

Who would have thought of Will Smith as James West? Well, he pulls it off with aplomb. The interaction between the characters was awesome! Kevin Kline is a hoot! This movie was just plain fun!
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Wish I'd looked at these reviews before I bought this thing.

The box says Maverick is widescreen, but it's not, it's "full screen" (pan and scan).
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I do not review DVDs for the movie itself because that is highly subjective; people's tastes vary. This review is for the quality of the DVD itself. The box claims that both movies are Widescreen but only the Wild, Wild West is. Maverick is full screen (the same aspect ratio as the old CRT TVs). This is out and out fraud and lying Warnervideo should be prosecuted for committing fraud (then shot)!
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In perusing the DVD bargain rack at a nearby Ross Store, I discovered a western comedy Double Feature disc including "Maverick" and "Wild Wild West." I bought the disc for Maverick. The two movies come on one disc, one on one side and one on the other. No problem, but it takes a bit of care in handling the disc.

The movies are western comedies but couldn't be much more different. I watched "Maverick" first because it was a favorite story (both movie and TV) from the past. As you might expect, "Maverick" was a droll, tongue-in-cheek type of comedy that was consistently funny throughout and a very amusing movie to watch. "Wild Wild West" was a different story. Whether you like this one or not will depend in part on exactly what you are expecting. A good story line? No. Good acting? Not particularly. Good photography? It's okay. I'd have to say the whole movie is totally absurd and parts of it are actually funny. Do you like elaborate gadgets? You'll love the movie. The gadgets and mechanical tricks are a comedy in themselves and very humorous to watch. "Wild Wild West" is kinda a semi-worthwhile film and the value would depend on your own tastes. As a Double Feature packet, I'd say the disc is worthwhile.

Gary Peterson
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Great, Fun Movies to watch for the adult crowd. Understanding of the past Maverik programs helps add to its cleverness. Clever plots.
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What could go wrong when you put Mel Gibson in a movie as a card shark a.k.a. hussler, who gets hussled himself! Good plot full of twist and turns you cant always see coming! very entertaining movie!! Wild Wild West is just plain, flat out excellent! Whats not to love about Will Smith?
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