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Rooster Cogburn [DVD]

John Wayne , Katharine Hepburn , Harry Stradling Jr.    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Jordan, Anthony Zerbe, John McIntire
  • Directors: Harry Stradling Jr.
  • Producers: Laurence Rosenthal
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Universal Pictures Video
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Jun 2006
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FMFZX0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,287 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

John Wayne returns as Rooster Cogburn in this sequel to 'True Grit'. This time round, the rough and ready lawman teams up with prim missionary Eula Goodnight (Katharine Hepburn), who wants to find the men who killed her father.


John Wayne reprises his role as Rooster Cogburn, the eye-patched, whiskey-guzzling deputy marshall from True Grit. While on the trail of a gang of outlaws led by his old partner Hawk (a truly villainous Richard Jordan), Rooster teams up with bible-thumping missionary Eula Goodnight (Katherine Hepburn) to avenge the murder of her father by the gang. The chemistry between Wayne and Hepburn is palpable as barbs fly between the grumpy gunman and feisty missionary, and Strother Martin delivers a sparkling cameo.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just sit back an enjoy! 11 Nov 2000
Format:VHS Tape
"Rooster Cogburn and the Lady" ist a Western movie. So far, so good. Lots of Western movies have been shot. But what makes this one a special movie is the fact that here you have two Stars who fill their parts with so much life and energy that you just don't care about the story - you just sit and feel the joy, fun and pleasure that John Wayne and Catherine Hepburn must have felt. Just their presence on the screen is worth the movie: Two old Stars doing what they're best at - and radiating it to the audience. You will enjoy them teasing each other, showing respect for each other - do I repeat myself? It's heartwarming, enjoyable, "acting" at its best: you just don't get the impression that they are acting. And that's what I like about this movie. You don't get this very often. A movie like this is like a pearl in the ocean: it is deeply hidden, you find it by accident - and once you have discovered it you'll never give it away.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAME VINE VOICE
Sometimes a multitude of wrongs can come out right. Hollywood has a penchant for making sequels to successful films, so when John Wayne finally won an Oscar for his performance in "True Grit." Wayne played Rooster Cogburn, a fearless, one-eyed U.S. marshal who never knew a dry day in his life. Fortunately Hollywood waited six years before making this 1975 sequel. However, at that point they not only hired a novice screenwriter, actress Martha Hyer ("First Men in the Moon"), they let her rip off "The African Queen" and turn it into a western. Fortunately, they hired Katharine Hepburn to play opposite the Duke.
That is what "Rooster Cogburn" comes down to, the chance for John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn to do scenes together; it also explains why the film is also known as "Rooster Cogburn and the Lady." Hepburn plays Rose Sayer, no, wait, I mean Eula Goodnight, who is the daughter of a minister (Jon Lormer) instead of the brother of a missionary. The gospel is still being brought to the natives, except this time we are set in the Cascades of Oregon rather than the jungles of Africa. The bad guys are now a gang of thieves led by Breed (Anthony Zerbe) and Hawk (Richard Jordan), instead of Nazis, and this time they gun down the minister. So when Rooster comes along to track them down and bring them to his brand of justice, Eula insists on going along.
The plot is predictable in terms of the outcome and familiar when Kate and the Duke end up on the water. But there is fun to be had in these two standing toe to toe, but not jaw to jaw, and going at it. "To whom do you think you are speaking," she intones frostily. "You is to whom I think I am speaking, sister," he shoots back. She allows that he is bigger than she is, but only physically.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 'Autum' Wayne 10 Feb 2004
In 1975 Duke Wayne was having serious health problems and is advanced age was getting too obvious. The Western genre itself was far from the moviegoers first option, in fact the Duke's films were not doing very well at the Box-office.
Trying to recapture the public attention Wayne returned to his most sucessuful caracther in late years, that of Rooster Coburn, the amiable self-parody of an old cowboy that had transformed 1969's True Grit into a huge hit and ultimatly offered him a mutch deserved Oscar.
This time with Katherine Hepburn as co-star, Wayne delivers another amusing performance and truly shows how mutch of an actor he really was.In fact the Wayne/Hepburn warm performances are the strongest argument of this picture, together with the beautiful photography and autumnal landscapes that fit so weel the story and the actors mood.
Essential for John Wayne fans, the Duke would only do two more films after this one, Brannigan and The Shootist...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 24 Oct 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
was very pleased with the product well packaged very happy with the purchase and very good price to pay .I found nothing wrong with the item i loved it and would buy more.I gave 5 stars because the service was very good item to buy .
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5.0 out of 5 stars bril 29 Aug 2013
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bril film again one of my favs I will enjoy watching this soon as both are good actors and actresses and this is a good film
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I am more than satisfied with the quality of this blu ray. I need subtitles for the hearing impaired. Could not get this in US. Thanks for making my day.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars blu ray review 7 May 2013
I've just watched this film it arrived today.
The picture quality of this disk is very good and I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking of buying it. Sound is DTS Master HD mono.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rooster Cogburn 23 April 2006
Enjoyable western. An ageing John Wayne gives an entertaining performance as law man Rooster Cogburn in this follow up to True Grit. Here, Cogburn teams up with preecher's daughter Katharine Hepburn to avenge the death of her father. This is by no means as brilliant as True Grit (which won Wayne his only oscar) but there are some decent action scenes although most of the film's appeal lies in the brilliant chemistry between Wayne and Hepburn.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars One excellent film!
You have to admit it- Katherine Hepburn is a very fiesty woman! She always stand for what she believes in,and no one-not even a gun-toting foul- mouthed drunkard can scare her! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. M. K. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this film
Also, it arrived before the estimated delivery date in perfect condition. Seeing this on bluray is just wonderful. The colours and details suddenly visible is fantastic. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Anne Terkelsen
3.0 out of 5 stars Ageing 'Old style' lawman meets his match in a tough christian lady...
Not of one of John Wayne's best, spin off of True Grit, but same tough character well complimented by Katherine Hepburn's performance as the tough Missionary lady.
Published 4 months ago by Charles Toshney
5.0 out of 5 stars Another for the collection
One more of the best John Wayne films great to have it on Blu ray..great delivery great price..more region 2 or region free please.
Published 5 months ago by leo
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MOVIE
Published 8 months ago by MARGARET COYLE
4.0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile upgrade on Blu
I have always has a very soft spot for this comedy. The Duke and Katherine Hepburn are brilliant and despite its age the picture and sound come up better than I had expected. Read more
Published 13 months ago by John Chandler
3.0 out of 5 stars cowboys
replaced old video with dvd so hubby can still watch. He likes john wayne, this is a very good film esp as it has katherin Hepburn in.
Published 13 months ago by happy
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
yet another well remastered DVD blue ray of j w loved it really good you think they had just put this film out
Published 13 months ago by Mr. P. L. Eastwood
5.0 out of 5 stars the old west
the old west a good old western flim looks good on Blu-ray very good movie top pic qu no cgi in this film
Published 13 months ago by paul block
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
great service, great movie. will buy again, better on blu-ray, great sound and picture quality. Bought true too so now have both
Published 13 months ago by Mr. Rm Cook
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