Bad Day at Black Rock [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] [DVD] 
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Black Rock after the Second World war.Tracy is going to find out what happened
to the his friend's father - japanese emigrant who lived in Black Rock.
He soon understands that he is quite unwellcome and even in danger.
But of course nothing will stop him ... . The story takes your attention
from the first minutes till the final scene of the film. Spencer Tracy
is simple and GREATE, this is one of his best roles, and supporting actors are
also excellent. Kathrine Hepburn remembers in her book "ME" that she was deeply
impressed by Spencer Tracy's work in this film - how natural , simple and convincing
he is. "Bad Day at Black Rock" is one of the films that will never be outdated.
I have been trying to get hold of these films for so long that when I saw this two-disc set at such a good price (£15.99), I bought it without checking the details and so didn't realise it was the German version. I checked it had the English audio on before I took the shrink-wrap off and was pleased to see that it was indeed present. Just select "Sprachen" from the main menu and then "Englisch" and sit back and enjoy.
Sep 2014 - I don't know why this review is now suddenly for 'Bad Day at Black Rock ' - it was originally for this DVD: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Terry-Pratchetts-Discworld-Sisters-language/dp/B007LQUCPE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1410294223&sr=8-2&keywords=Terry+Pratchett%27s+Soul+Music+%26+Wyrd+Sisters
Spencer Tracy plays a one armed second world war veteran on a mission to find the Japanese/American Father of the war hero who died saving his life during the Italian campaign, and to hand him his sons medal. He stops at the small one horse town of Black Rock in the desert but finds that the Father has mysteriously disappeared. He is met with open hostility by most of the townsfolk especially in the form of Robert Ryan and his menacing henchman. But slowly due to dogged persistence he begins to uncover the grim truth. Tracy heads to an inevitable showdown with Ryan and his thugs.
The film boasts a very fine ensemble cast with possibly the best team of heavies to have ever graced the screen. Robert Ryan was always excellent as a villain. I recall him being especially good in "The Naked Spur". Ernest Borgnine provides another classic example of his pot bellied bully and Lee Marvin exudes menace with his mere presence. Sterling support is provided by Walter Brennan as a sympathetic Doctor and Dean Jagger as the drunken town marshall who turns a blind eye. All worth the admission fee alone.
The film has been compared with "High Noon" with its inherent liberal sentiments.Read more ›
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This is a must see movie. The cast and the story are hard to beat. The music score is a minus. The direction is wooden to say the least but a good story and a good cast overcome... Read morePublished 8 hours ago by xd
Superb acting by Tracy, Lee Marvin and others of an intelligent plot, clear directing, a great film.Published 8 days ago by Phil May
Had to buy this to watch it again. Spellbinding. A really great absorbing film. And always relevant.Published 17 days ago by L. Spencer
my father was pleased with the DVD and the nice postcard that came with itPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
One of my favourite films ever! So pleased to be able to get it for region 2Published 1 month ago by Mandy Godfrey
When the movie gets better the 2nd time one watch it, it is often very good. This movie is a masterpiece, but one got to know a little about the story before watching it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Peter Thomsen