McLintock ( McLintock! ) (Blu-Ray & DVD Combo) (Blu-Ray)
Sweden released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Danish ( Subtitles ), Finnish ( Subtitles ), Norwegian ( Subtitles ), Swedish ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Blu-Ray & DVD Combo, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: George Washington McLintock, 'GW' to friends and foes alike, is a cattle baron and the richest man in the territory. He anxiously awaits the return of his daughter Becky who has been away at school for the last two years. He's also surprised to see that his wife Katherine has also returned. She had left him some years before without really explaining what he done but she does make the point of saying that she's returned to take their daughter back to the State Capitol with her. GW is highly respected by everyone around him including the farmers who are pouring into the territories with free grants of land and the Indians who are under threat of being relocated to another reservation. Between his wife, his headstrong daughter, the crooked land agent and the thieving government Indian agent, GW tries to keep the peace and do what is best for everyone. ...McLintock ( McLintock! ) (Blu-Ray & DVD Combo) (Blu-Ray)
- Language : English
- Director : Andrew V. McLaglen
- Media Format : Import, Blu-ray, Widescreen
- Run time : 122 minutes
- Actors : Stefanie Powers, John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne, Jack Kruschen
- Subtitles: : Swedish, Danish, Finnish
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
- Studio : Wide Vision
- ASIN : B078XT2VJM
- Number of discs : 1
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There are two problems, both of which are apparent within a few minutes of the film starting. After the the credits, it will become apparent that there has been no attempt at restoration - not that this is in itself a fault, it's just disappointing. But the first thing you will notice is the colour and contrast, which are inferior to the DVD version - compare them and see! The second thing is really weird. The image is stretched. Presented in the 2.35: 1 aspect ratio, the DVD picture looks correct. The Blu ray, however has the image slightly squashed from top to bottom,making the actors look fatter than they should be. The aspect ratio of the Blu ray, unlike the 2.35:1 of the DVD, is closer to 2.55:1. I view films on a Philips 21:9 TV and the DVD image fills the screen on the 21.9 setting. To correct the distorted image on the Blu ray, I have to change the picture setting to 'Super Zoom 16:9' - not something I normally have to do for commercial DVD or Blu ray releases.
This may not bother most people, but it's something to bear in mind if you decide to buy this version. Sadly, the recent US release is region 'A' locked, so I guess we're stuck with this one until a UK region 'B' one becomes available.
Produced out of John Wayne's own Batjac Productions company, McLintock! became one of Wayne's most successful and popular movies of the 60's. Played for laughs, film sees Wayne surrounded by family and friends and this shines thru in the final product. It looks, and was, a fun production, its values may be dated a great deal now, but it's easy to see why the paying public warmed to it. Wayne is in his element as the tough, hard drinking and no nonsense title character, and those playing off of him are in tune with what's needed to make the comedy work. The action is well staged by McLaglen, especially a free for all punch up at a mud pit, and Clothier's photography beautifully brings the Arizona locales out from the screen. A touch too long at just over two hours, it still manages to last the course to deliver the goods for the western/comedy seeker. 7/10
presence made him a favourite for many.
this '1963' movie loosely based on 'Shakespear's' 'The taming of
'John Wayne' again teaming up with 'Maureen O'hara' in this he's
a wealthy rancher and property owner, even the town bares his name
he plays hard and drinks hard, doing things his way......however
his estranged wife 'Kate' turns up in town wanting a divorce and
to try an persuade daughter 'Becky' to live with her, 'Becky who is
on her way back home to live with her father.
things ain't gonna be the same, the war of words is about to erupt.
'John Wayne' is no stranger to comedy, though I do prefer his role
in films such as 'The Cowboys' 'The Shootist ' and 'True Grit' among
this a light-hearted romp of 'slapstick' 'bickering' and fists flying
hardly a classic, it does however have it's comic moments.
the picture quality is superior to the 'DVD' version....it is region 'A'