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on 29 August 2013
Cant imagine what copies some of the reviewers have seen. Just got copy from Lovefilm perfect picture and sound . Average 26 /29 mps videos. Great film great blu ray. Buy it is my advice
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on 7 July 2016
A big disappointment - after buying and enjoying the three Spanish Eastwood westerns, I assumed this would be in the same mold. Big mistake! There was so much wrong with the film, starting with the frankly appalling music - intrusive, loud and inappropriate. The plot was, to say the least, contrived, and the story just - stopped. No resolution, no rounding up the bad guys, no settling the almost-relationship with the woman... the film really did just stop, with Clint riding off into the distance! (Yes, there were cliches to spare...)
Fortunately for your sanity, there were some excellent actors making what could be made from a creaky script, and Clint was as good as he was allowed to be - and looked cool in blue shirt, badge, and impressive victory hat. Otherwise, it was a blue ray waste - no extras - literally, NO extras. Compare this with the rich additions to Fistfull, Few More and G, B and U.

As I said, a big disappointment!
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VINE VOICEon 7 August 2014
This was Clint Eastwood's first major lead in an American film, clearly from the success of the Italian produced "Dollars" trilogy. It also was the first film for Eastwood's production company, Malpaso Productions, that helped give him some creative control of the films he made and featured in to begin his career as a real auteur.

It's a brutal story of vengeance with some personal battles along the way with the conflicting morals of those he finds guilty. Did they want to hang him? Do they work just for money? These sorts of questions are asked down the end of Cooper's six shooter.

It looks good and acted well. It's nothing memorable, but a solid outing to show Eastwood's template as a one-man killing machine working on the right side of the law with a grizzled, tough-talking attitude to the sneering villains he takes down.

A decent Western that has everything you would want for the genre.
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on 29 June 2011
Hang 'Em High is a 1968 American Western directed by Ted Post. It stars Clint Eastwood as Jed Cooper.

Ex-lawman turned rancher Jed Cooper (Clint Eastwood) is moving a small herd of cattle when a group of nine men on horseback, led by Captain Wilson (Ed Begley Sr.), ride-up and accuse him of having stolen the cattle and killed their owner. Refusing to believe Coopers account, they string him up by the neck and leave him for dead, but they don't do the job right. Cooper is dangling there, barely alive, when Deputy U.S. Marshal Bliss (Ben Johnson) spots him and cuts him down. Surviving the ordeal, Cooper is later cleared of any wrong-doing and released by Judge Fenton (Pat Hingle), just in time to witness the hanging of the man who really murdered the owner of the cattle.

Cooper still wants revenge on the nine men who tried to hang him, but Fenton insists that he leave justice to his deputy marshals. As it happens, Fenton is in desperate need of deputy marshals for the territory that he oversees, and he also knows that Cooper was a good lawman. Cooper, in turn, is now broke and in-need of a job, and does want to see justice done. They strike an uneasy bargain, Cooper agreeing to wear a badge and bring in the men he's looking for - alive to face trial.

The first film produced by Clint Eastwood's Malpaso Company. This is the film that brought Clint Eastwood back from Sergio Leone-land to Hollywood, his first US role after the 'Dollars' trilogy. Also notable for a spectacular cameo by Dennis Hopper as a demented prisoner. But for anyone who loves Westerns, it's more about the story and the characters. It's the story that really hooks us, as Jed Cooper balances his revenge against his strong sense of justice.

Although it's not one of the great Westerns, it's a decent addition to the genre, with its moral editorial stand against capital punishment. The scenes of celebration before a multiple hanging, for example, a couple of speeches by Jed Cooper and the cause of the action at the start (wrongful lynching) all serve to mount a strong case. Not one of Eastwood's best, but still a good film.
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on 13 July 2016
Can't understand some of the reviews I've read....this film was not meant to be anything like the trilogy spaghetti westerns ..this film is brilliant in its own write brilliantly acted by all in this film a great story line and really entertaining...it was clever and moving at times.... different than anything he did before and after....and the music is haunting and building....very good...I love this film for many reasons....love Bruce dern in this and ed begley.. picture quality isn't great but better than vhs ..must have watched this 30 times since I was a kid still grips me and I really enjoy it...buy it.
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on 12 March 2014
Clint is mistaken for a murder and lynched saved by a marshall he's
Recruited by a local judge, but also has his own vendetta ,good transfer to blue ray
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on 29 July 2015
It is such a pity that people have to resort to DVDs because the TV offerings are poor. This film stands the test of time as westerns don't age. Well worth buying and really good to view.
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on 30 July 2015
Just catching up on old films I can't remember watching due to MS in brain, I only remember he was whipped for something by a sherrif looking forward to watching them all this weekend.
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on 15 April 2001
This was Clint's first 'All American' Western, which saw the debut of some of Hollywood's finest actors, Pat Hingle and Dennis Hopper alike. This set the pace for other westerns of its era, and soon became recognised as a classic in its own right.
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on 8 July 2014
Another early classic western from Clint, I don't need to tell you how good he is so I won't, if you like Clint then get this blu-ray.
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