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The Quiet Man

4.7 out of 5 stars 1,476 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

a wonderful John Wayne movie

Special Features

  • "Making of The Quiet Man" hosted by Leonard Maltin (B/W & Color, 20 min.)

Product Details

  • Actors: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen
  • Directors: John Ford
  • Writers: John Ford, Frank S. Nugent, Maurice Walsh
  • Producers: John Ford, Merian C. Cooper
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Original recording remastered, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Republic Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: March 23, 1999
  • Run Time: 129 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,476 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00000I1KV
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,607 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Quiet Man" on IMDb

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By T. Davis on January 24, 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This review is for the Blu Ray version of this film. I watched it on a 92" screen to make sure it could hold up to being projected up to a ridiculously huge level.

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.

Oh my.

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.
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When The Quiet Man Collector's Edition came out on DVD in 2002 I was all excited about upgrading from VHS to the better picture quality of DVD. After getting my new DVD home and watching I was very disappointed that the quality wasn't much better than my previous VHS copy. BUT NOW, Olive Films has made available exactly what I was hoping for, a crisp clear perfect edition of The Quiet Man. The beautiful colors and sound makes this a must have for John Wayne movie buffs. I've waited a long long time for this edition, and glad I took another chance after the 2002 DVD as I wasn't disappointed!!
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I compared the 60th Anniversary Special Edition (Blu ray) to the standard DVD distributed by Artisan (John Wayne Collection). I did this using a 53 inch Sony edge lit LCD TV and an up-scaling Sony Blu Ray DVD player. The difference at every level is amazing. Clarity of image -- the standard DVD looked like a video tape transfer and had very soft details (at times almost blurred). The blu ray detail showed hair, details of brick, etc. There was no comparison with respect to color quality. The blu ray colors sparkled with the very bright, vivid reds that one expects with technicolor. The blu ray version was generally brighter than the standard version. I did not detect a major difference in sound between the two versions. If you have a reasonably large TV screen the blu ray will provide a much more satisfying experience. If you love this movie, as I do, and re watch it with any regularity, the blu ray version is worth buying even if you have purchased earlier DVD versions.
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A true masterpiece, this movie captures the heart and soul of Ireland. That said, not only the Irish will love it. It tells the story of an American, coming home to his mother's beloved Irland. There he meets and falls in love with a beautiful colleen, only to find that her brother is against the affair and basically, out to get him. Shot on location in Ireland, the view is gorgeous, and the plot has everything from exciting fights to tender love scenes. ( My favourite scene is their famous first kiss, when he kisses her in the storm and then she slaps him. Btw, Maureen O'Hara fractured her wrist doing that!)
"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.
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By A Customer on March 4, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
For those of us whose image of John Wayne is the man delivering one liners such as "You see them Indians across the hill, they ain't dressed for Halloween," be prepared for a shock. In this epic movie about an American boxer who kills a man in the ring and goes to Ireland to find himself, Wayne delivers one of the great performances ever seen, displaying an astonishing range of emotion and acting ability as, despite his vow to renounce violence, he is inevitably forced to fight for his bride, the ravishing Maureen O'Hara, whose brother opposes her marriage and refuses to give her her inheritance. Magnificent acting by all involved. The fight scene between Wayne and Victor McLaglin and their ensuing reconciliation is sheer genius, and the movie also has wonderful moments of comedy provided by the great Barrie Fitzgerald. I put this one in my all time top ten, and I am sure you will too.
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It's amazing to me that John Wayne did what I would consider his best work not in westerns or war movies, but in this romantic comedy set in Ireland.
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.
Alan Holyoak
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