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Buying "Red River" and the "Quiet Man" DVD


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I am interested in finding 2 John Wayne movies. One is "Red River" but I'm trying to find a DVD with commentary on the film. I'm sure that one has to exist. Also looking for "The Quiet Man" I know I could buy it from Amazon but have heard very bad reviews about the reprint quality from VHS to DVD. Also would like to find one that has commentary on it.

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Olive Films has recently restored *The Quiet Man* and it is available in eye-popping high definition color on Bluray. Here is a review:

 

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/58701/quiet-man/

 

They don't transfer from VHS. For most films on blu, they go back to the existing film elements, restore and preserve them by scanning frame by frame, making repairs, cleaning up the frame, fix the audio tracks, all before making a digital copy of the film that gets transferred to disc.

 

*The Quiet Man* has had bad copies made of it previously such as this release from 2002: http://www.amazon.com/The-Quiet-Man-Collectors-Edition/dp/B00006JMRD

 

There is a 2013 DVD remastered from the original negative available here:http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Man-60th-Anniversary-Special/dp/B009YX8MSG/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1391364448&sr=1-1&keywords=thequietman

 

Be aware, that the reviews on Amazon for this version are the same reviews as the 2002 version so there is mix up there and Amazon seems to be aware of it as they have noted that they are reviewing the situation.

 

Neither the DVD or the Blu comes with commentary but the Blu does have a short documentary put together by Leonard Maltin.

 

As for *Red River*, there is a Region B DVD and Blu available from England that does not have much in the way of bonus features and you would need an all region player to play it.

 

There is a rumor that Criterion is working on a version but no release date has been announced that I am aware of.

 

Hope that helps!

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lzcutter wrote

 

>Be aware, that *the reviews on Amazon for this version are the same reviews as the 2002 version* so there is mix up there and Amazon seems to be aware of it as they have noted that they are reviewing the situation.

 

That is true for every film I have looked up on Amazon.

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