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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance/Shane (1962)

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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: July 1, 2008
  • Run Time: 240 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0017VG66I
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,593 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Includes the films The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and Shane.

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4.5 out of 5 stars
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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This is a review for the double DVD set released by Paramount featuring THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE(1962) and SHANE (1953).

THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE is in wide screen b&w, directed by John Ford and stars John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles and Lee Marvin along with a magnificent cast of character actors, some of them regulars in many of John Fords's previous directoral efforts.

Critic/director Peter Bogdanovich has described THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE as the last classic film of Hollywood's Golden Era and although I am not sure when the golden era ended I wouldn't be able to muster much of an argument with him or anyone else who voiced appreciation for this incredible, dramatic, humorous and ultimately emotion filled movie. Often this has been called a great western but I think it is so much more
than a genre picture.

THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE is about how what we call civilization came to this country, different areas in different eras, and just as importantly, how history is recorded and passed on down the generations.

Ford shows us what the actual truth is and then explains to us that "When legend becomes fact, print the legend." Just as he did in FORT APACHE Ford is telling us, among other things, that sometimes the unvarnished truth has to step aside for myths that will pass as facts in order to help encourage the advancement of civilization.

Aside from all of the above, THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE is a cracking good story about a freshly minted lawyer who comes to the western town of Shinbone in a territory
that is yearning for statehood.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A pair of good westerns July 26, 2008
Two classic westerns for a great price. Both have excelent pictures and audio.You John Wayne fans will enjoy this classic and everyone should see Shane at least once in their life.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Clean Westerns January 5, 2009
Two of my favorite westerns of all time. Entertaining throughout, and star acting. Lee marvin, one of the greatest actors in my opinion of all time was brilliant in, "The man Who Shot Liberty Valance". He plays a villian like none other. Alan Ladd's character in, "Shane", was so mild mannered and helpful to those in need. He was also brave, tough, and would not back down from a fight if you tried to bully him or those he was helping. The story lines were great. These movies are classics and will never be replaced by today's modern westerns. The great western movies and western movie actor's are gone forever.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Two of the best from the past December 19, 2013
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Two great --and that's not an exaggeration-- actors and a fine script, with excellent photography, Liberty Valance is more evidence that the Western, often maligned, provided some of the better Hollywood movies of that generation. . (Of course there were some bad westerns, but look at today's output, with the formulaic car chase and buddy-with-the-snappy=jokes crud.) As for Shane, well, that's long been considered a classic, and one of the two or three best westerns ever. Shane alone would rate five stars; Liberty four, but there's no half-step here. An excellent afternoon of film viewing.
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I'm not sure why these two particular westerns were paired in one double-disc set. They do both contain classic western stars, and include classic confrontations between heroes and black-hatted bad men. However, to me, "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" doesn't seem to be quite in the same class as "Shane" when it comes to acting and overall execution.

John Wayne and James Stewart were both well into their careers when they starred in this 1962 movie about the folks of Shinbone and their dread of what psychopath Liberty Valance (played by Lee Marvin) would visit on them each time he rode into town with his crew. Both Wayne and Stewart seem to have settled into imitating their imitators for these performances. They both seem to be playing what would become Rich Little's caricatures of them, right down to Wayne's sashaying greeting of, "Howdy, Pilgrim."

In spite of this, "Liberty Valance" has a redeeming conclusion and a host of implications that will leave you pondering for years to come. It poses the eternal question of who is better chosen to lead us -the man of action or the man of principle?

The romance of the film centers on a woman's choice between these two necessary pillars of society. The movie makes us aware of our inevitable longing - always for the other. When we have action, we long for stability; when we have stability, we can never quite get the heroic vision of action out of our hearts.

By contrast, "Shane" is perhaps the perfect western. My only disappointment with this disc was to find that "Shane" was actually made in color! Growing up, I'd just seen it on my black-and-white TV. I actually think it would have been better if it had been made in black-and-white.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movies! October 13, 2009
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If you are a western buff, these are must have movies to add to your collection. Perfect sound and picture quality.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not WideScreen as Advertised July 28, 2012
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These are two very good westerns. One with John Wayne and James Stewart and the other Alan Ladd and Jean Arthur in her last film. The problem is the films are not in wide screen as advertised. Don't pay more as I did hoping to get what you paid for.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wonderful classics!
Published 20 days ago by Jack Hamlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Movie was a gift
This item was a gift. the individual had been looking for The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance for a while and we got him two in one!
Published 5 months ago by Deb
5.0 out of 5 stars Liberty Valance/Shane
One of my most favorite gun fights is the climax of Shane. The guns sound real and I have always loved how the movie builds up to that intense situation. Read more
Published 11 months ago by vince
5.0 out of 5 stars Shane..
Shane was the actuall gift, but you can never go wrong with the Duke..two classy men..Love them both - the men and the movies.
Published 12 months ago by SUE ACKERMAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Westerns
I love western movies, especially the old ones like these two. Shane is, if not my favorite western movie, is in the top five. Alan Ladd, Jean Arther and Van Heflin were great. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Drew Langley
5.0 out of 5 stars great old movies
these two movies are great entertainment, especially for the price. The iconic classic Shane is rich with the gritty pioneering life of the old west. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Barry J. Vancamp
5.0 out of 5 stars Two collectables, one worth watching over and over.
I'm sorry, John Wayne just seemed to be doing his john wayne schtick in this movie and his character was SUCH a Dufus! Read more
Published 18 months ago by henry 5
5.0 out of 5 stars Two great films!
Two of the best ever westerns. Love them both. Had to buy this set to add to my DVD collection. Both of these films are great old westerns. Read more
Published on September 14, 2012 by Glenn R. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars great double feature !
you get your moneys worth with this double feature, i especially like that there are two disc's in the case (each movie is on its own DVD. Read more
Published on July 31, 2012 by Shawn Walden
4.0 out of 5 stars Shane & The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance DVD
Two great movies and well worth the price. They are not blueray but the quality isn't bad. I think they were well worth the price.

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