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Newly re-mastered in HD from a 4K SCAN of the ORIGINAL NEGATIVE. John Ford's The Quiet Man celebrates one of Hollywood's most romantic and enduring epics. The first American feature to be filmed in Ireland's picturesque countryside, Ford richly imbued this masterpiece with his love of Ireland and its people. Sean Thornton (John Wayne) in an American boxer who swears off fighting after he accidentally kills an opponent in the ring. Returning to the Irish town of his youth, he purchases the home of his birth and finds happiness when he falls in love with the fiery Mary Kate (Maureen O'Hara). But her insistence that Sean conduct his courtship in a proper Irish manner with matchmaker Barry Fitzgerald along for the ride as "chaperone" is but one obstacle to their future happiness: the other is her brother (Victor McLaglen), who spitefully refuses to give his consent to their marriage, or to honor the tradition of paying a dowry to the husband. Sean could care less about dowries, he would've punched out the bullying McLaglen long ago if he hadn't sworn off fighting. But when Mary Kate accuses him of being a coward and walks out on him, Sean is finally ready to take matters into his own hands, the resulting fistfight erupts into the longest brawl ever filmed, followed by one of the most memorable reconciliations in movie history! The Quiet Man won a total of two Academy Awardsr including Best Director (Ford) and Best Cinematography and received five more nomination including Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (McLaglen).
John Wayne is one of my childhood heroes, I really enjoyed watching this movie again. It brings back memories. Funny and good acting.Published 2 days ago by De Villiers Sarah
we laughed, ...really a ridiculous story line...but funny none the lessPublished 3 days ago by John3:16
Wonderful romantic comedy filmed in Ireland! Gorgeous scenery and great chemistry between John Wayne and Maureeen O'hara make this an extremely enjoyble film.Published 6 days ago by Connie L Gutzmann
My favorite John Wayne movie and one of my favorite all-time movie. It is a remarkable movie that, "in my opinion" made Duke the best actor of all times. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Mike Franklin
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|Quiet Man Blu-Ray Extras?||
See the review at Blu-ray.com. The only special feature included is an old documentary, hosted by Leonard Maltin, which was on the previous DVD releases. Unfortunately, a couple of extras from the "Collector's Edition" DVD (the Maureen O'Hara commentary and Memories of Ireland doc)... Read More
Jan 16, 2013 by John D. Segale | See all 16 posts
|Wouldn't It Have Been Nice . . .||
If you're a Netflix member, you can now stream it and there are English subtitles available. The print is good too.
Jan 5, 2015 by mhn92 | See all 4 posts
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