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True Grit (Special Collector's Edition)
True Grit
Special Collector's Edition
Actors: John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell, Jeremy Slate, Robert Duvall
Director: Henry Hathaway
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Classics, Drama
G     2007     2hr 8min

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Actors: John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell, Jeremy Slate, Robert Duvall
Director: Henry Hathaway
Creators: Lucien Ballard, Hal B. Wallis, Joseph H. Hazen, Paul Nathan, Charles Portis, Marguerite Roberts
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Classics, Drama
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Classics, Drama
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/22/2007
Original Release Date: 06/11/1969
Theatrical Release Date: 06/11/1969
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 2hr 8min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Collector's Edition,Special Edition
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Elaine K. from LAS VEGAS, NV
Reviewed on 5/14/2011...
Classic John Wayne movie! If you love westerns or John Wayne, it's just a great movie.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

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I call that Bold Talk for a one-eyed fat man
Gunner | Bethlehem,Georgia | 04/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"True Grit DVD

True Grit is probably my favorite John Wayne western, maybe The Shootist is a close second. It stars John Wayne as an old, rough and coarse U. S. Marshall who reluctantly helps a teenager (Kim Darby) who both won academy Awards for their roles in the movie. The Marshall helps track down the killer of Darcy's Father into Indian Territory (modern day Oklahoma). The movie is based on the novel True Grit.

Glen Campbell sings and plays a Texas Ranger who tags along.

Highly recommended for fans of John Wayne, Classic Western movies, and Cowboy movies the way they used to be made.

Gunner April, 2008
Sébastien Melmoth | Hôtel d'Alsace, PARIS | 12/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

In ways this is a cheesy old chestnut; but it has its own charms.

It's beautifully cinemagraphed: the colours are rich and vibrant. The natural scenery is wonderful. Plus, the beginning of the film is a splendid evocation of American Victorianism--with the funeral parlor, court house, boarding house, etc.

The representation of post-bellum middle-southern America is excellently drawn. (The locale is supposed to be Arkansas. There is mention of Yankees and Texicans, etc.)

Glenn Campbell was not an actor at all, but he was a good fellow and a nice folk singer of the 1960s. And I guess he was a genuine Texan. Great supporting cast with Robert Duval and Jeff Corey. The two scenes with Strother Martin are worth the price of admission alone. As far as I'm concerned, this is John Wayne's finest role.

The sound track score by Elmer Bernstein is very fine; and as mentioned, the scenic cinematography is excellent. The screenplay dialogue is wonderful, featuring real Americana turns of phrase. The widescreen DVD is very fine.

Finally, there is an ineffably life-affirming ambience to this film which I find touching and uplifting. At the end, when Rooster jumps the rail on his new horse, it brings a tear of joy to my eye...
John Wayne's best performance
me15 | 12/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"True Grit is the only John Wayne film that I saw during its run in the theater. Glen Campbell gave a good, and underrated, performance as a likeable Texas Ranger. Contrary to the critics, who ganged up on Campbell, I thought that Kim Darby was the weak link in the cast. Robert Duvall was outstanding, as well as the rest of the supporting cast. The soundtrack was excellent and the scenery was fantastic. Virtually every line that John Wayne delivered in the film was gripping. I have never seen an actor since who could hold an audience's attention the way he did in True Grit. An interesting anecdote: Henry Hathaway was pretty rough with Glen Campbell and berated him mercilessly during one of the scenes. Robert Duvall blew a fuse and told Hathaway that if he treated any member of the cast that way again, he would walk off the set.Sit back and enjoy the show."