Rob Roy 1995 R CC

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Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange battle evil landowners among the breathtaking landscapes of the majestic Scottish Highlands in this riveting adventure of courage, love and uncompromising honor.

Starring:
Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange
Runtime:
2 hours, 20 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Adventure, Action
Director Michael Caton-Jones
Starring Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange
Supporting actors John Hurt, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz, Andrew Keir, Brian Cox, Brian McCardie, Gilbert Martin, Vicki Masson, Gilly Gilchrist, Jason Flemyng, Ewan Stewart, David Hayman, Brian McArthur, David Brooks Palmer, Myra McFadyen, Karen Matheson, Shirley Henderson, John Murtagh
Studio MGM
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Great action movie and the scenery along with the costumes was excellent.
Stephen R Davis
Anyway, good movie for the most part, and the bad guy ends up getting his comeuppance in the end.
Tim Rohbock
Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth and John Hurt are all excellent in their roles.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

90 of 94 people found the following review helpful By Zack Davisson HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 31, 2000
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Scotland is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and Rob Roy takes full advantage of this. The scenery is appropriately breathtaking and epic, with the camera making huge sweeps of the landscape. A romantic setting for a very romantic figure.
The truth of Rob Roy, like that of any folk hero, is a matter of speculation and debate. Those looking for an adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's book (also fictional) will be disappointed. Scott's book takes place long after the events described in this film with Mary and Rob at the head of an outlaw band. It also stands apart from Braveheart, which takes place about four hundred years earlier, and is an entirely different period of Scottish history.
That being said, Rob Roy is a lovely film with a quiet feel and a personal story. Liam Neeson is perfectly cast as the large, honorable highlander. Tim Roth is every bit his opposite, small and dangerously deceitful. Jessica Lange, Rob's wife Mary, is stoic and strong. All the supporting players give excellent performances, both English and Scottish. The Scottish music is lovely, and the Gaelic song sung at the gathering is captivating.
The duel at the end is one of the best I have seen.
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66 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Deborah MacGillivray HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on June 17, 2004
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Rob Roy, based loosely on the real life Highlander Rob Roy Macgregor, had the bad mistake of Hollywood timing. There must be a lot spy vs spy in Hollywood, industrial secrets being passed around for a price! Ever notice how if one movie company does some genre, then suddenly they all are? Well, someone whispered Mel as doing in man in a skirt drama (Kilt to you Sasunnach!) and suddenly they rushes to do another. With Rob Roy coming out at the same time, it hurt by comparison. Braveheart was a powerhouse tale of one man's fight for Scottish Freedom. Off the bat, you have a difference. Rob Roy was the story of one man's personal fight against wrongs done to him and his family. So the personal tale automatically feels "smaller". Not big battle scenes for Rob Roy. No King for an enemy, just a Scottish Noble, John Graham, Marquis of Montrose (brilliantly played by John Hurt, Ian McShane old RADA roommate!).
Still, despite the automatic comparisons between the two films (both with problems of historical inaccuracies), Rob Roy should be given a stronger look. The acting is without fault. Neeson as Rob is great (who da thunk an Irisher could do such a good Scot!). Eric Stolz, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth (so utterly despicable!) Andrew Keir (5 Million Years to Earth) and Brian Cox (the first Hannibal Lector in Manhunter, a REAL Scot mind you! He did double duty by playing Mel's Uncle in Bravenheart), gives performances that are flawless. The Highland's are filmed in breathtaking beauty, the writing is gritty, sharp with a good idea for detail. Frankly, any film that has Liam "Calling down the Gregor" commends itself to my Scot heart!
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59 of 64 people found the following review helpful By John S. Ryan on December 2, 2004
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'I could not love thee (Deare) so much,
Lov'd I not Honour more.'

Honor is what this one is all about. When people say 'They don't make movies like that any more', _Rob Roy_ is the kind of movie they have in mind. There are good guys and bad guys; the good guys have honor and the bad guys don't; in the end, honor wins the day, but not without a costly fight.

More concretely: Robert Roy MacGregor, clan leader and cattle herdsman, has borrowed a substantial sum of money from the Marquess of Montrose; Archibald Cunningham, a young acquaintance of the Marquess, has plotted to steal it; the Marquess will take the clan's lands if the debt can't be repaid. The MacGregor is offered a (duplicitous) way out but refuses to compromise his honor.

If that sounds like every Western you've ever seen, that's not a coincidence; director Michael Caton-Jones deliberately approached this film as a Western set in the Scottish Highlands. The story is based on a historical figure who became legendary in eighteenth-century Scotland, but this screen treatment plays very fast and loose with the actual history.

Liam Neeson is imposing and magnificent as the MacGregor, and Jessica Lange is surprisingly effective as his wife Mary (despite some inconsistency of accent). John Hurt and Tim Roth are deliciously malevolent as the pair of effeminate Sassenachs who have it in for our Rob; a more lethal pair of fops has never been seen on the silver screen. The protean Brian Cox appears as the cowardly and treacherous Killearn. And music fans, watch for Karen Matheson, who makes a brief cameo as a singer. (Capercaillie performed much of the soundtrack; that beautiful voice you hear is Matheson's. And by the way, Carter Burwell's soaring score is as gorgeous as the Scottish scenery.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Steve Douglas TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 10, 2012
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I have owned and watched this great movie on Standard Def DVD many times and thought I would buy the Blu Ray version. I am not one to provide book report summaries of plots or my opinions on acting. A review of the quality of the transfer to Blu Ray is what I will provide..

The video transfer is good, a touch soft but still good. There is a scene early on where Rob is sitting against a rock while his wife straddles him. You can see great detail in the rock itself and I saw no grain or artifacting. On the video transfer, I give this 5 star movie a 4.

The audio transfer to DTSHD 5.1 is pathetic. It is a fine example of either not bothering to remaster or just lazy audio editing. While there are a great number of scenes where discreet use of the audio channels would have been appropriate, the Blu Ray version provides almost none. There certainly is no surround sound on the Blu Ray. It was more like listening to a mono track and stereo only kicked in when the music score came on. I am very disappointed that they didn't remaster this audio as it is a quality movie that deserves so much more. The audio deserves 1 star, two at most.

There are no extras of any kind and the menu is only a cover shot with settings for audio, scene # and play.

Bottom line, if you already have Rob Roy on Standard DVD, I would not recommend its purchase on blu ray.
Hopefully, this review has been of some help to you in determining your purchase, hope I am on the correct path with a review of the transfer quality as opposed to providing plot summaries.
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