The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance [Blu-ray]  [Region Free]
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Behind the camera? John Ford, a director whose name is synonymous with westerns. Gathered in front of it? An ideal cast--James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles and Lee Marvin. Now presented on Blu-ray disc, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance rides into town as a classic entry in Paramount’s long line of action-packed Westerns. Director Ford brings us to the lawless frontier village of Shinbone, a town plagued by a larger-than-life nemesis, Liberty Valance (Marvin). Stewart plays the bungling but charming big-city lawyer determined to rid Shinbone of Valance, and he finds that he has an unlikely ally in the form of a rugged local rancher (Wayne). The two men also share the same love interest (Miles). But when the final showdown becomes inevitable, one of the two will attempt to get the gunman… and the other one will wind up getting the gal.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a late film from the long career of director John Ford that tells of the civilising of an Old West town, Shinbone, through the sad memories of settlers looking back. Ford's nostalgia for the past is tempered by his stark approach, unusual for the visual poet of Stagecoach and The Searchers. The two heavyweights, John Wayne and James Stewart, are good together, with Wayne the embodiment of rugged individualism and Stewart the idealistic prophet of the civilisation that will eventually tame the Wild West. This may be the saddest Western ever made, closer to an elegy than an action movie, and as cleanly beautiful as its central symbol, the cactus rose. --Robert Horton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This is a highly symbolical story about the barbary being beaten away by the civilisation, the crime being reduced by law and the chaos of wilderness being replaced by order. The symbol of barbary, crime, chaos and violence is a jubilant, agressive, vile and primitive bandit, called Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin). He is so horrible that almost strangely appealing, a force of nature which can fascinate - until we actually see his victims... He will be confronted by a young lawyer (James Stewart), who came to the Far West trying to establish a law practice, but who, in a lawless town, will end washing dishes.
Now, James Stewart was not a whimp (he actually ended the WWII as general of aviation - the only Hollywoodian actor who went as far in military) but in this movie he portrays the total opposite of Liberty Valance - he is civilised, nonviolent, polite, reserved (although well spoken), in fact he seems a little dull compared to the bandit. Until the day when he grabs that gun and (still wearing an apron!) walks to face Liberty Valance...
But the actor who is the reason for which this movie is such a masterpiece is the Duke himself - John Wayne. This is one of his most important, most complex and possibly the most tragic roles. His character represents what we have to loose when the heroic and barbaric times end.Read more ›
This Blu-Ray transfer is superb with really good shadows and no grain at all. For a 50 year old film this looks great. Sound is HD which really brings out the dialogue very cleanly and crisp.
There are no extras which is dissapointing, however there is a restored mono soundtrack for the purists out there.
All in all well worth getting even with the lack of extras and unlike many black and white films on Blu-Ray, this is a definite upgrade to any previous versions.
"The Man who shot Liberty Valance " is a truly classic picture. With the exception of "El Dorado" this is the last great classic Hollywood Western(although "Nevada Smith", "The Four Sons of Katie Elder" and "The War Wagon" were decent efforts. Starring John Wayne and James Stewart this film is an interesting study of the painful enforcement of law in the west, and the role of the myth in it's construction.
This picture is not only a classic film but a real treasure in movie history, not only for it's aesthetic beauty but also for the strong sense of nostalgia for the West and the Western genre itself that comes across in director John Ford's beautiful images of is imaginary heroic past that comes to life in the strong performances of John Wayne, Vera Miles, James Stewart, Lee Marvin and all the other suporting actors of Ford's stock company. The DVD edition is a let down for such an important film. Even if the picture quality is ok, the mono sound could have been remasterd to stereo and a making of documentary is obligatory.
Let's hope that a Special Edition would do this classic film justice.
An example is the scene when the delegates crowd into the hall for the statehood vote - a nicely observed piece -while ignoring the black man sitting at the foot of the steps. A wonderful counterbalance to the talk of freedom inside the hall.
It is also, as I say extremely tense, and the scenes between Wayne and Marvin are as taut as anything either has appeared in elsewhere
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this film. I hadn't seen it before.
I'm not sure how I missed it, it's been on TV thousands of times.
I watched this DVD version. Read more
Excellent service!Great movie,one of my favourite westerns with my favourite actors John Wayne and James Stewart!A wonderful asset to my movie collection!Published 5 months ago by Storm William
Said subtitles . There were no subtitles. Had this trouble many times before. Is there any way to ensure we get what it says ??? It's a pain having to return these useless DVDs. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Foofoo
Great study on the decline of the Old West, mirrored in the person of 'young' Stewart's attempt to tame frontier town of Shinbone. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ian Patterson