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The Quiet Man

John Wayne , Maureen O'Hara , John Ford    Unrated   VHS Tape
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)
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Blarney and bliss, mixed in equal proportions. John Wayne plays an American boxer who returns to the Emerald Isle, his native land. What he finds there is a fiery prospective spouse (Maureen O'Hara) and a country greener than any Ireland seen before or since--it's no surprise The Quiet Man won an Oscar for cinematography. It also won an Oscar for John Ford's direction, his fourth such award. The film was a deeply personal project for Ford (whose birth name was Sean Aloysius O'Fearna), and he lavished all of his affection for the Irish landscape and Irish people on this film. He also stages perhaps the greatest donnybrook in the history of movies, an epic fistfight between Wayne and the truculent Victor McLaglen--that's Ford's brother, Francis, as the elderly man on his deathbed who miraculously revives when he hears word of the dustup. Barry Fitzgerald, the original Irish elf, gets the movie's biggest laugh when he walks into the newlyweds' bedroom the morning after their wedding, and spots a broken bed. The look on his face says everything. The Quiet Man isn't the real Ireland, but as a delicious never-never land of Ford's imagination, it will do very nicely. --Robert Horton

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Classic Movie - Horrible DVD transfer Dec 15 2003
Simply put, this is my favorite movie of all time, and I am sad to say I have to agree with others that the digital transfer to DVD of this film is horrible, let the buyer beware. I have the 40th Anniversary VHS and with all of the limitation of that medium, they started with a far better print of the film and it is actually still far more presentable than the current DVD. I am being vocal on this both to warn fans and potential fans of the film of the lackluster transfer, and to let the powers that be know that this is one beloved film and that I would happily purchase it again when a digitally enhanced high quality transfer struck from the original negative is available.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific twosome battle across beautiful blu ray March 30 2013
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Olive Films restoration of this terrific paring of John May e and Maureen O'Hara in John Ford's romantic recreation of his beloved Ireland is a gem and amazing when compared to earlier and very disappointing DVD transfers. Thank you very much Olive Films for giving me this perennial favourite back in such great condition. This film has t been seen looking this good in the 60 years I have been watching it. If you love this classic or want to discover what the John and Maureen screen chemistry was all about this is the film and blue day to see. Great fun, love and joy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie, great transfer Jan. 25 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I've been anticipating a blu-ray of The Quiet Man for years and it's finally here. Sure, there's no subtitles, commentary, or other significant extras you would find on a Criterion release; but the film itself looks and sounds great. Movie: 5 stars, Blu-ray: 4.5 stars.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Best Movie...Worst DVD Dec 21 2004
The Quiet Man has always been my favourite movie. The DVD transfer is the worst I've ever seen. My VHS version is of better quality. My suggestion ...E-mail Artisan and express your dismay....I did .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very satisfied June 29 2014
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At first I thought it was a bit expensive but after viewing it I find it to be of very good quality
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great movie. June 24 2014
By Z
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
If you like Jogn Wayne, you need to get this disc. The cinematography is amazing. The quality of this film, compared to the lackluster DVD version is astounding. Like the origional True Grit Bluray, this is a must have for anyone who likes the duke.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Quiet Man June 22 2014
By Deborah
One of my favourite Irish movies of all time. Love the Irish scenery. John Wayne and Maureen O' Hara are superb.
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5.0 out of 5 stars classic movie June 9 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Got to love John Wayne. This is the best John Wayne movie, and it has the making of the the movie included which is very interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite John Wayne movie.
Have watched this several times over the years. They don't make movies this good anymore. Loved the scenery, the people, the humour.
Published 2 months ago by B. L. Trivers
2.0 out of 5 stars A family classic with restrictive copy protection
This family classic remains as a good memory and unfortunately, the Blue-ray copy protection prevents it from playing on a computer. Read more
Published 5 months ago by gracenews
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular
One of my favorite movies though never seen in a theater - only on TV. Even on broadcast HD I always hoped for better sharpness of image and suffered with frequently washed out... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Bobbbo
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful restoration
Just love this corny, romantic movie and to see it in spectular Blu-ray was worth waiting for! Warning however, the cardboard outer sleeve does not identify the movie inside as... Read more
Published 15 months ago by L. Moran
5.0 out of 5 stars Ireland and the Duke
Another curl up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn on a Sunday afternoon. It's John Wayne and Maureen O'Hare again and it's perfect.
Published 16 months ago by Jill Moseley
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good quality
I would recommend this product to anyone wanting a good copy of this movie.
The colors are so much better than I have ever scene before.
Published 17 months ago by Kevin Casson
5.0 out of 5 stars John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Does it get any better.
Bought it to replace a vhs copy. Will watch it over and over. A must for John Wayne fans. Loved the making of the movie.
Published 18 months ago by Kenny D
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