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One of the best westerns ever made--by anyone!
on October 9, 2014
A John Wayne/Howard Hawks classic. One of the best westerns ever made--by anyone or starring anyone! The restoration done for the Criterion Collection is outstanding and the package they prepared for it is excellent. The restoration of the film (both the Theatrical Version & the Pre-Release Version) and the transfer of each to both Blu Ray & DVD is fantastic. In addition to the 4 discs, is a copy of the book, "Blazing Guns on the Chisholm Trail", on which the movie is based. My 2 favorite westerns The Duke made have always been Red River and The Searchers. They are also his best performances ever--yes, even better than True Grit or The Quiet Man, both of which were outstanding. I own all of the Duke's films--as many on Blu Ray as were made in that format and the rest on DVD. I never tire of watching them. I started watching The Duke when I was a kid and will probably be watching one when I die. Maybe it will be Red River.