The Shadow Riders 1982 PG CC

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Tom Selleck (TV's Magnum P.I.) and Sam Elliot (Tombstone) star as brothers who battled on opposing sides of the Civil War only to return home to discover that their family, including a younger brother and one of the brothers' fianc?es, have been kidnapped by a marauding band of rebel guerrillas whorefuse to accept the defeat of the Confederacy. Aided by their uncle, they set out to rescue the f...

Starring:
Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott
Runtime:
1 hour 37 minutes

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The Shadow Riders

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Genres Western, Romance
Director Andrew V. McLaglen
Starring Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott
Supporting actors Dominique Dunne, Ben Johnson, Scanlon Gail, Geoffrey Lewis, Jeff Osterhage, Gene Evans, Katharine Ross, R.G. Armstrong, Marshall R. Teague, Ben Fuhrman, Jane Greer, Harry Carey Jr., Natalie May, Jeannetta Arnette, Owen Orr, Kristina David, Joe Capone, Robert B. Craig
Studio Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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And that is where the problems lies.
Archie Mercer
The good guys triumph with hardly a scratch and the bad guys go down like bowling pins.
Jim Davis
The color and clarity were excellent!!
Mary P. Galley

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59 of 60 people found the following review helpful By R. A. Ward on October 11, 2003
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"The Shadow Riders" has all the grit, matter-of-fact speech, incredible landscapes and action of a great Louis L'Amour book. Tom Selleck, Sam Elliot and Jeff Osterhage also starred in "The Sacketts" in 1979, and do just as fine a job in this movie as that one.
The part that will surprise you is how strong the female lead role is. Katharine Ross does an excellent job as the fiesty Kate Connery, the love interest of Dal Travern (Sam Elliot). She had as good a character and as much screen time as many of today's heriones -- a highly unusual circumstance in the early 80s and certainly unusual for the genre.
"The Shadow Riders" has a great mix of romance, action, humor and good old fashioned Western elements. This mix makes the film appealing to a much wider audience than just Western fans or Louis L'Amour fans -- although they will come away thrilled.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By D. Mckinzie VINE VOICE on July 29, 2003
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This movie is based on the book by Louis L'Amour by the same name. It doesn't follow the book too closely (which usually bothers me, but they did this very well) but still came up with a very entertaining movie that hangs well together. The story is about 3 brothers and two sisters. Two of the brothers fought on opposite sides of the Civil War, but meet up just as the war has ended when renegades are about to hang one of them. They go home to discover that more renegades have stolen the third brother and both little sisters. This movie has some great actors in it and it's just a good all-around entertainment movie.
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful By K. Cannon on November 4, 2007
This review is not regarding the actual film itself, but rather the poor quality of this DVD release.

The transfer used on this "25th Anniversary Edition" DVD is of VHS quality. The colors are extremely dull and washed out, and it's clear that the print did not come from a film source.

This is quite surprising considering the transfer used on the Trimark DVD released way back in 1998 did come from a good looking film print! That is still the version to get if you're seeking the best looking transfer available on DVD.

The 5.1 audio mix used is also quite generic. It has no extra depth over the original 2.0 mix, and even sounds "tinny" in a fake sort of way.

They've also shoved all of the bonus material onto a single-layer disc, and thus compression artifacts are often very noticeable.

The bonus features on the disc are interesting, but nothing to scream home about. And you can find all of these features on the previous "Collector's Edition" that this same DVD studio released in 2005.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By C. A. Luster on May 22, 2006
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The day of John Wayne, James Stewart, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda, and the rest is gone. They made Westerns when there were still people alive who knew what the old west was really like and gave them pointers. When Tom Selleck and Sam Elliot made a few Westerns several years ago, they may not be quite up to the standards of classics like the "Magnificent Seven", "High Noon", and "Hondo" but I personally think they are excellent and a far cry better than any other Westerns made in the last 20 years. The cast even includes a few old timers from the classic Westerns like Ben Johnson and Harry Carey Jr. which is a real treat since they have still got what it takes to create a great character. With the upcoming release of "The Sacketts" you have all the more reason to view it and this as they go together like a set. I recommend purchasing them both and "The Last Stand at Saber River", "Crossfire Trail", and "Conagher". All excellent modern Westerns with Tom Selleck and/or Sam Elliot.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 14, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Even though this movie was made in 1982, I just saw it for the first time. The people involved gave good performances. A good story line went along with good action and humorous scenes. A good movie for fans of Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 3, 1999
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Two brothers, split by the Civil War (Northern War of Aggression)come together. Selleck and Elliot are a good pair playing equal roles without apparent competition. Subtle humor carries the plot as well. A movie for brothers to watch together.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Skyy Sutton on August 31, 2006
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This is an excellent western film. You should consider watching it for Ben Johnson's role, alone. Mr. Johnson is a great western film actor, and his role as "Uncle Jack" is superb. If you enjoy western genre, I suggest you consider adding this film to your collection. The team of Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, and Jeff Osterhage is an excellent mix. I hope Hollywood will take advantage of this talented team and put these guys together again soon. Buy the DVD; you won't be disappointed.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 26, 2005
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Having both read the book and seen the movie I would say that this is one of the best western books I have ever read. The movie was also very good but lacked some of the information that the novel had. I would say that if you like the movie then you would almost certainly love the book.
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