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The Quiet Man

4.7 out of 5 stars 1,499 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 (1,499 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00000I1KV
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,132 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Quiet Man" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
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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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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Format: VHS Tape
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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Format: Blu-ray
The OliveFilms BluRay version of The Quiet Man is the only way to watch this movie.

I have owned several versions of the DVD of this movie, hoping each new release would be the definitive cleaned version (but they are all the same: terrible). The color in these old DVDs is so horribly washed out and blurred that I really felt as if I would never see the true version of the film. It was like looking at Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling covered in 400 years of candle smoke and prior botched restorations. These earlier DVDs were scans of bad transfers, probably from the VHS days, replicated over and over, degrading with each new transfer (if it says Artisan on the back cover, you know what I mean). There was no love for the movie until this release. And what a difference. Wow.

From the opening scene to the final credits, it's as if this is a completely different movie. And what a new movie. This is terrific. I have to give cudos to OliveFilms for taking the time and putting in the effort to get this right. It looks great.
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