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5.0 out of 5 stars Two Mules for Sister Sara (Blu-ray version)
This 1970 production directed by Don Siegel starring Clint Eastwood and Shirley Maclaine who play wonderfully off each other with Clint still playing the character from the films he made with Sergio Leone and Maclaine giving a fine performance as the “Nun” with the secret this Western is quite comic at times with a dark storyline which is finally released in...
Published 3 months ago by Milt Ingarfield

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3.0 out of 5 stars Very poor definition!
Very watchable, if you are a Clint fan, Love Shirly Mclain! quite gorgious in her day! the story is a bit disjointed, but wonderfull Mexican Riuns, and scenery..my 3 stars, are for a very poor resolution?.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Two Mules for Sister Sara (Blu-ray version), 1 April 2014
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Milt Ingarfield "milt_fm" (Arbroath, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Two Mules for Sister Sara [Blu-ray] [1969] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
This 1970 production directed by Don Siegel starring Clint Eastwood and Shirley Maclaine who play wonderfully off each other with Clint still playing the character from the films he made with Sergio Leone and Maclaine giving a fine performance as the “Nun” with the secret this Western is quite comic at times with a dark storyline which is finally released in the UK on Blu-ray in the May of 2013, the disc is encoded with the VC1 codec in full 1080p resolution in its original 2.35 aspect ratio the sound is now changed to DTS-HD Master Audio stereo (48hz 24bit) from the Dolby Digital stereo of the 2002 DVD release the sound track is reborn from the DVD release giving the viewer an improved watching experience with an easier to understand dialogue track the music track has better separation and the sound effects such as the gunfire and explosions along with the deeper blacks greater colour palette of the picture the Blu-ray is a worthy up-grade from the DVD.
The DVD had the following Subtitle choices :- English for the hard of Hearing, Arabic, Hungarian, Czech, Turkish, Greek and Romanian the Blu-ray has the following choices :- English for the hard of hearing, French, Italian, German, Spanish, German, Spanish, Japanese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Korean, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Traditional Mandarin apart from the English soundtrack there is also soundtracks in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Latin American Spanish all in DTS Stereo...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The donkey's cute, too, 31 May 2009
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This is an amusing story set in the last months of the Napoleon III grab at Mexico. Well written, well cast, and beautifully filmed in Mexico. Shirley MacLaine and Clint Eastwood give polished performances; both of them able to effortlessly combine comedy with drama. I won't spoil the plot by describing it, but I will say that if you haven't yet seen this movie, then go for it. The weaponry is anachronistic, but who cares? Worth every penny, good enough to be viewed again and again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two mules for sister sara, 15 July 2012
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Love this film starring Clint Eastwood and Shirley McClain. It quite humourous in parts and I would imagine that lovers of westerns especilly Eastwood would really like this western. Its one of my favourites.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'GREAT CHEMISTRY BETWEEN 'CLINT' AND 'SHIRLEY', 10 May 2013
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This review is from: Two Mules for Sister Sara [Blu-ray] [1969] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
'Clint Eastwood' plays 'Hogan'
he sells his talents with gun and dynamite to the highest bidder,
on rout to his next job he comes across three rough-necks who are
threatening and taunting 'Sara'
'Hogan' comes to the rescue, however he gets a surprise, when 'Sara'
gets her cloths back on, she's dressed as a nun.
the two travel together.
'Hogan' is heading for a French Garrison to help Mexican rebels, his
price --half of the bounty held at the Garrison.
'Sara' cannot keep up the pretence of being a nun for too long ??
romance so obviously on the menu.
although filmed in Mexico the film is very much in the style of the
spaghetti westerns.
plenty of 'Eastwood' humour on board as always along with explosive
action.
roles such as this is what helped build the screen legend that is
'Clint Eastwood'
well worth revisiting, if you've not seen it before you'll not be
disappointed.
( not Blu-ray standard in truth, however the picture quality is better
than on 'dvd' )
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cinematography from a True Master., 10 Dec 2009
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Bob Salter "Captain Spindrift" (Wiltshire, England) - See all my reviews
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You could easily be forgiven for assuming that "Two Mules for Sister Sara" is a typical "Spaghetti western", but you would be wrong in that assumption. Unlike the vast majority of those westerns which were filmed in Europe this one was filmed entirely on location in Mexico, and boy does it show! It is also directed by and financed by Americans. The distinctive musical score by the Italian master Ennio Morricone adds to the spaghetti feel, as does Clint Eastwood's appearance, still looking and acting in the guise of his "Man with no Name" character from his series of "dollar westerns" with the spaghetti great Sergio Leone. The film reminds me of one of those animals that have learnt to mimic another species to perfection! But to call it a mere mimic would be an injustice because it has a number of good features that lift it above the average western.

The film is set during the French intervention in Mexico in the 1800's. A mercenary played by Eastwood rescues a nun played by Shirley MacLaine from rape and murder. Together they travel to fight with the Juarista's against the despotic French. Eastwood for money, and MacLaine for the cause. As the journey progresses it becomes apparent that our nun is not all she seems. No great surprises there! We head to a bloody confrontation between the Juarista's and a heavily manned French garrison. The odds are against our band of heroes. But when have the odds got in the way of a good story?

What lifts this film above the average is the striking cinematography of the great Mexican genius Gabriel Figueroa, a man who resisted the lure of Hollywood and worked mostly in his country of birth. He was responsible for the striking black and white shadows in John Ford's excellent "The Fugitive"(47), and also worked on a number of films with the legendary Luis Bunuel. The opening title sequence with the native Mexican wildlife and the rider in the background is a joy, as is the ride up the hill to the Juarista stronghold. Figueroa manages to imbue the Mexican landscape with the harsh beauty that it has in abundance. The touches of the master are clear. The film is based on an original screenplay by Budd Boetticher who was responsible for directing a magnificent series of westerns with Randolph Scott in the late fifties and early sixties. He was also a long term resident of Mexico, so was well qualified to write about that country. Boetticher's screenplay was rewritten by Albert Maltz who changed the MacLaine character out of all recognition, not best pleasing Boetticher. The film itself is directed competently by Don Siegel who made some other interesting westerns like "The Duel at Silver Creek"(52), The Beguiled(71) and John Wayne's last film "The Shootist(76).

The pairing of Eastwood and MacLaine is an odd one. I cannot recall Maclaine making too many westerns, if any! But this seems to work and there is some witty banter between the two. I particularly liked the scene where MacLaine is trying to extract an arrow from Eastwood's shoulder by cutting the wooden shaft with a knife. Eastwood comments that she should be good at that as she is married to a carpenter. A rather witty reference to what he took to be her nun's calling at that time. Quite where the two mules of the title come in, I am not too sure! At one stage our nun is riding a mule then she swaps it for a burro (donkey), but never are there two mules! Overall it is an interesting film. No it is not a classic but it does just about enough to warrant four stars and is an improvement on many of Eastwood's better known westerns. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 July 2014
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Brilliant
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bad time to start a war..., 8 July 2014
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This was a bit of a comedy western but is still a classic and has some really classic bits in there, worth the upgrade and another essential western.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well done., 7 July 2014
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Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine both put in great performances in this tale of revolution, Indians and deception in Mexico.
Well worth a watch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sister sara, 6 Jun 2014
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this is a great film different from most other films good ending I like clint eastwood and have other films
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 May 2014
good product. on-time delivery. seamlessly trade, thank you.
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