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The Searchers (1956)

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English | Italian



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5 out of 10 Blu Raydio killed the DVD star.
Ken from Dublin, 19 Oct 2009
The greatest western ever made is reborn in the form of Blu-Ray. You have to see to believe the astonishing detail and clarity that the Blu Ray format brings to this all time classic movie. I watched it on a Sony 37 inch LCD using my PS3 as the player, and my only regret is that I didn't have a bigger TV to bring out more of the visual detail and immerse myself even more into the movie. You are effectively watching it for the first time at home as it was seen in the cinema, albeit on a
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4 out of 10 Lost in the west
Philip from Dublin, 30 Jun 2009
A true classic, although in truth it hasn't dated well. Fords examination of the foundations of the west doesn't spare us from the racism and viciousness of Waynes character, although many will find the characterisation of the Indians themselves as being pretty racist. The wide screen photography is gorgeous and it is worth it just to see one of John Waynes best performances.
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What's it about....
With 'The Searchers', John Wayne and director John Ford forged an indelible saga of the frontier and the men and women who challenged it. Wayne plays Ethan Edwards, an ex-Confederate who sets out to find his niece, captured by Comanches who massacred his family. He won't surrender to hunger, thirst, the elements or loneliness. And in his obsessive quest, Ethan finds something unexpected: his own humanity. One of the most influential movies ever made.

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