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Appaloosa [DVD]
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on 4 March 2017
I'm not really a western fan but I'd heard good things about this film and the cast that I thought I'd give it ago. Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris play friends and law enforcers for hire Virgil Cole (Harris) and Deputy Everett Hitch (Mortensen) who are hired to police the town of Appaloosa when the Sheriff is killed. Renee Zellweger arrives in town with nothing but a dollar to her name and her looks, she soon falls for Virgil and they start to build and house in town but the local ranch owner and murderer Randall Bragg (Jeremy Irons) sets his sights on her. Cole and Hitch fight to the death to try and bring Bragg to justice for the murder of the town Sheriff. Features lots of shooting and frantic horse riding and a kidnapping, Jeremy Irons is at his best playing the bad guy Randall Bragg but will he get away with murder? Also stars Timothy Spall, and Lance Henriksen. This film has brilliant reviews but I found it hard to follow and a bit boring at times.
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on 18 July 2017
WOW. What a great movie. Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen brilliant
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on 19 May 2017
Its a good film a good price prompt delivery
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on 10 June 2017
Not a bad film
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on 24 May 2017
good
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on 22 October 2017
good
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on 30 March 2014
being a western fan this dvd was just the job only problem when watching it was the level of sound, had to use the subtitles to follow the plot.
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on 18 October 2017
x good
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VINE VOICEon 26 February 2010
Appaloosa is a cowboy tale of 2 peacekeepers (Harris & Mortensen)taking job of stopping out of town cowhands from taking extreme liberties in town and generally running amock, following the killing of the towns previous marshal and 2 deputies by ranch owner Irons.

The Character devolpment is interesting and Renee Zellweger adds a little twist in her role as a woman whos survival instincts means she does whatever she needs to, to get by.

The Visuals on the blu ray are stunning and as with many modern day westerns the historcial accuracy with firearms, clothing etc etc is excellent. I feel that if a little more attention was paid to the storylines then this would have been a real classic but it falls a little short and at times is overly predictable and I felt the plot needed to come to a more of a head and although fitting in with the character devolpment you want the tale to explode and it only really fizzy's

Overall a good film and worth a look see.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 7 June 2016
There are two tough partners in justice Virgil Cole (Ed Harris) and Everett Hitch (Viggo Mortensen) that have been riding together for more than one decade and they understand each other just fine… So they're not initially supposed to talk about their easy, warm, intuitive solidarity… We intuitively catch there's something between them, that special bond, that profound respect, and obviously that sense of esteem, of attention and sympathy and most of all each other's needs…

Ed is particularly fine… It may not be a romantic conception, but he gives his role great vitality… He's melancholy, laconic and assured as the cool, nerveless professional hired gun who becomes the town's peace keeper... His justice is rapid and simple… Follow his law or get locked up; if you deny, you're going to be shot… He's also very faithful, and you see this in his friendship with Everett Hitch…

Virgil trusts Everett completely because Everett is very sincere and truthful with him…

With his formidable shotgun, Everett is a kind of Virgil's straight man, his worshiping right hand and conscience… Mortensen is a sharpshooter… He's never seen on foot, in any scene, without his huge weapon… His heavy rifle has become almost another character in the film… It doesn't matter where, either in his hands or right next to him… And that's in the bar, in the restaurant, in the office, and even in the bedroom…

Renee Zellweger plays the role of Allison French, a mysterious woman who seduces everyone…After Cole and Hitch meet her in a restaurant, they knew that she is a refined widow, that she arrives to the brutal New Mexico town with one dollar in her purse, that she plays piano and likes to be called Allie…

Cole takes a liking to her, and makes a very tough decision to stick with her… Zellweger plays the malicious new-gal with a great sense of sweetness and gaiety… She brings liveliness and refinement to her role…

Another strong character in "Appaloosa" is the miscreant cold-hearted rancher Randall Bragg… The film starts with the killing of the town's last Marshall and his deputies at the hands of the nefarious Bragg played by Jeremy Irons… Bragg is a wealthy man whose ranch henchmen run menacingly and aggressively over the town…

"Appaloosa" is a Western of real depth and sophistication… Every punch seen in the film is like a word of dialog moving the story forward, creating tension and drama
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