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Note :The opening scene is not a disc error .It was intentionally shot and presented in this format and aspect ratio as this was the directors vision for his film.
A sizzling, star-studded cast brings to life the legendary battle to deliver justice to TOMBSTONE! Kurt Russell (MIRACLE, VANILLA SKY) turns in a gripping performance as U.S. Marshall Wyatt Earp and Val Kilmer (THE MISSING, BATMAN FOREVER) ignites the screen as the outrageous Doc Holliday. Together, they team up to bring law to the lawless in a notorious showdown with the ruthless outlaws at the O.K. Corral! The all-star ensemble also includes Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Dana Delany, Jason Priestley, Michael Biehn, and long-time Hollywood favorite Charlton Heston. Get ready for an explosive, action-packed adventure the Wild West would never forget!
This Western has become a modest cult favorite since its release in 1993, when the film was met with mixed reviews but the performances of Kurt Russell (as Wyatt Earp) and especially Val Kilmer, for his memorably eccentric performance as the dying gunslinger Doc Holliday, garnered high praise. The movie opens with Wyatt Earp trying to put his violent past behind him, living happily in Tombstone with his brothers and the woman (Dana Delany) who puts his soul at ease. But a murderous gang called the Cowboys has burst on the scene, and Earp can't keep his gun belt off any longer. The plot sounds routine, and in many ways it is, but Western buffs won't mind a bit thanks to a fine cast and some well-handled action on the part of Rambo director George P. Cosmatos, who has yet to make a better film than this. --Jeff Shannon
- Aspect Ratio : 2.35:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medR R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.38 x 0.6 inches; 4 Ounces
- Item model number : MFR717951000064#VG
- Director : George P. Cosmatos
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Letterboxed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 2 hours and 10 minutes
- Release date : December 2, 1997
- Actors : Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe
- Dubbed: : Spanish
- Subtitles: : Spanish
- Language : Unqualified, English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Unknown (Surround)
- Studio : HOLLYWOOD PICTURES
- ASIN : 6304711905
- Writers : Kevin Jarre
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #161 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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To be more specific: many of the colors and contrasts in nearly every scene seem visibly worse than they were in the dvd version of the film. I had to alter all the settings on my 4k tv to have things appear tolerable and I was barely able to make it through the film. Just prepare yourself for a sub-par quality if you do decide to buy this version. I'll be crossing my fingers that they someday release a remastered version of this in 4k. I honestly don't know who edited this version but they should be fired ten times over.
What makes this film superior to other westerns is the depth of the story and the realistic performances of the cast: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Michael Biehn, Sam Elliott, Billy Bob Thornton, Bill Paxton, Billy Zane, even Charlton Heston. Even supporting roles whether major or minor are carefully crafted and played to perfection. While not necessarily intentional, this movie has fun pieces for everyone: western action, romance, lust, comedy, 1 liners, friendship, regret, self-discovery, addiction, and family. Also, the director seems to have paid close attention or done heave research on period accuracy in costume, language, and props. From what I can tell, it all holds accurate. Particularly, the firearms and scripting used throughout the film.
I've read some critics who say this wasn't historically accurate enough for them, preferring Kevin Costner's 'Earp.' I've seen both and I'll take Tombstone every day of the week and twice on Sunday. It just has it all: great cast, soundtrack, story, direction, and it doesn't ever bore. It's just an all around great movie western.
I can't count how many times I've seen it, but it will be watched again, I promise. It never gets old. A classic.
The movie begins with a combat scene. A gang of organized thugs known as the "cowboys", bedecked with their uniform red sashes, attack a wedding party in Mexico. They murder the groom, a Mexican Federale, rape his bride, And murder most of the wedding guests. To add further insult, they help themselves to the wedding feast. Meanwhile, in Tombstone, A jaded Wyatt Earp has hung up his guns and arrives With his brothers, with the goal of making their fortune in the Western boomtown. The lawlessness of the boomtown shocks even Wyatt and his brothers, and they quickly move to Reestablish Law & Order. In the process of becoming settled Wyatt Earp makes the acquaintance of a stunningly beautiful actress. This creates a conflict with Wyatt's self-appointed "bride", Who is prone to unpredictable behavior because of her opium addiction. I'm going to break off right here, and let you watch the movie. Let's just say there's plenty of action, and plenty of romance. The fact that it is based on a true story serves to make it more interesting. Enjoy :-)
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I can't complain that perhaps some of the lesser characters weren't fully realized in this telling of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral because the film may have become unwieldy and I thought another, 'Wyatt Earp', was too long and too slow.
This Director's Cut is nicely balanced at 136 minutes, 2 discs, with copious bonus features, English language and subtitles in English including for the hearing impaired, and Dutch / German standard subtitles.
Kurt Russell is the epitome of the historical Wyatt Earp, and looks the part in keeping with director Cosmatos's fulfillment of historical accuracy and the legendary events in Tombstone, with special and gripping performances next to him from the late Bill Paxton, Sam Elliot, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn and Dana Delaney.
One of the great performances from Val Kilmer playing a slightly effete Doc Holliday, something surprising which fitted into the film unexpectedly well. I don't think I will ever see a more riveting portrayal of The Doc as owned by Mr Kilmer.
Now, where do these two main protagonists fit in cinema verite ? Some other Earp / Doc pairings over the years :
Henry Fonda / Victor Mature : My Darling Clementine.
Burt Lancaster / Kirk Douglas : Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
James Garner / Jason Robards : Hour of the Gun.
Kevin Costner / Dennis Quaid : Wyatt Earp.
Randolph Scott / Cesar Romero : Frontier Marshal.
Harris Yulin / Stacy Keach : Doc.
I've probably missed one or two out but these were the performances that I remember and that have stuck, in no particular order. I have heard that there may be a future Doc Holiday played by Jeremy Renner somewhere in the pipeline. Bring it on.
If you haven’t seen the movie, then I’d highly recommend you do so, as Western’s don’t really age, seeing as there are no crude CG effects to give their age away and there isn’t as much blood & guts effects to put you off your dinner.
Tombstone is 1993 a movie written by Kevin Jarre, who was also the original film director. He was given the boot at some point in early production and the job of director was given to George P. Cosmatos. The film has an impressive all star cast with the likes of Bill Paxton and Michael Biehn of Alien fame, as well as the great Powers Boothe. Many other familiar faces of the time pop up and is a great who's who of actors. As I mentioned above, the film is a depiction of the lead up to and execution of the legendary gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona 1881. It also features events of the the Earp Vendetta Ride, the repercussion of such events.
Despite being a well used subject matter in cinema, this event in history still provides and excellent backstory to put to film. We see the legendary Wyatt Earp (Kurt Russell) and his two brothers settle in Tombstone and eventually getting themselves involved in stopping the criminal activities of the Cowboy gang. All this takes place alongside a very sick yet scene stealing Doc Holliday (Val Kilmer). In typical western style, there's a lot of drama, shoot outs, death and destruction. If you've seen this story told or any other of the genre, there's no real surprises here.
However, when you look at the skill put into the acting from the all star cast, it makes it worth every penny. Val Kilmer and Kurt Russell steal the show with some great one liners. Whilst Doc is a sick laid back individual, more intent on utilisation sarcasm to get his way, Wyatt is a meaner more intense personality that knows how to deal with situations through force and intimidation. The combination of the two characters are some of the best chemistry in any western, in my opinion. Naturally, you love to hate the bad guys. Curtis Bill lights up the screen with that sinister smile that only Powers Boothe can do. Johnny Ringo, he doesn't come across in the fore front much but Biehn makes him look mean and intimidating with added venom from some one liners that really sting. You want these men to get their comeuppance.
Much like every other western on bluray, the scenery just looks gorgeous. The natural lighting, blue skies, the yellow hue of the sand covered environments and wooden towns just look fantastic. The transfer quality is pretty clean and has aged very well. It's certainly a nice upgrade from the old muddy looking DVD. When I played the film on the big screen, we were all impressed at how well the film has aged. It's not the sharpest looking transfer but seeing it look so colourful and lively was a great experience.
Tombstone is one of those movies that people either look at as a great film of its time or just another re-telling of the same old played out story. It gets a lot of comparisons to the Kevin Costner Wyatt Earp film but has a completely different tone. That film is a lot more dead pan serious where this is more about having fun and looking good whilst doing it. I highly recommend putting this film in your collection if westerns are your thing. It's a good easy watch with a great cast, a horrendous amount of fantastic one liners and some of the finest looking manly men in show business!
As Jack Burton always says... what the hell!
As to the storyline, it’s a typical Hollywood ‘interpretation’ of the true story so once one can ignore that, it’s a great film.
When it came out at roughly the same time as the Kevin Costner film ‘Wyatt Earp’, there were a lot of comparisons and, whilst accepting they’re both based on the same characters etc, this is much more an action film than a story.
Both films are great, but this is more fun