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The Quiet Man (60th Anniversary Special Edition) [Blu-ray]
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Written and hosted by Leonard Maltin
Includes interviews with Michael Wayne, Toni Wayne LaCara and Andrew V. McLaglen.
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Now, 24-hours after watching this stunning Blu Ray, I am still struggling to find words to describe the masterful job Olive did with this transfer. I know this movie very well...probably at the 'geek' level...so I was prepared to scrutinize almost every frame.
All the other 5-star reviews of this version are spot on with examples about the clarity of this movie (the 1-star review entitled, 'Disappointed', I can't explain, so won't bother trying). I saw what the other 5'ers saw, but whether it was watching it at 92", the clarity of Blu Ray, or both, what I got the biggest thrill from was the very nuanced, almost undetectable smile (almost Mona Lisa-like) Maureen O'Hara gave John Wayne when she first saw him across the meadow. I needed a cold shower right there and then. I'd have paid $100 for this disc just for that. Wow.
Here's another example of it's clarity: in the Blu Ray version of 'It's a Wonderful Life', at 92" you can clearly read the print on the distant bank deposit slips displayed behind Thomas Mitchell just before he loses the $8,000 to Lionel Barrymore. The Blu Ray of 'The Quiet Man' matches that clarity.
"The Quiet Man" was John Ford's favourite film, and also his most personal one. He cast his favourite actors in it, and it shows. John wayne is just great -whoever thinks he only played himself in every role should see his performance here. For his love interest we have Ford's kind of a woman, the breathtakingly beautiful Maureen O'Hara.She gives a magnificent performance as Mary Kate, and in my opinion should have won the Oscar for it. (She Wasn't even nominated!) Sparks flew when this couple met on screen, and the result is out there for you to witness.
Don't wait till the next St. Patrick's Day -see this film now. I promise you won't regret it.
A yank former-boxer, John Wayne, meets and is greatly impressed by the beautiful Irish country girl, Maureen O'Hara, but he simply doesn't understand the traditional rules of courtship and marriage in Ireland in the early 1900s.
The casting is superb, and the supporting actors make the whole thing come together. O'Hara's on-screen brother is a good match for Wayne during their monumental scuffle. There's nothing quite like a good old knock down drag out Hollywood enhanced fist fight is there? And all for love, face, and honor.
Top-notch entertainment. An immensely watchable movie that husbands, wives, and children can enjoy.
5 stars all the way.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
picture quality sucks color quality sucks never order from this sight or amazon againPublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
The Quiet Man is to me one of John Wayne's best movies. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes John Wayne, is in the mood for a comedy/drama based in Ireland.Published 5 days ago by Vee Tee
Every thing. Every time I watch this movie I enjoy it even morePublished 6 days ago by Karin Magnusson
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