Poor quality video transfer but beautiful Maureen O'Hara
D. S. Wymore | Catskill Mountains, NY | 12/11/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I mainly bought this DVD because I absolutely love Maureen O'Hara and because I was curious about the film, "Kangaroo". Since it was very reasonably priced I figured 'nothing ventured, nothing gained' - so I'm glad I didn't pay more than a few dollars for it! The video transfers were from the worst possible film sources with tons of bad splices, missing dialog and poor picture quality. I was curious about "Kangaroo" because of the stories Maureen O'Hara told in her autobiography, " 'Tis Herself". She said it was a real "stinkeroo" (as she called it) and, by golly, it is! None the less, it didn't cost me much to find out for myself. I should've taken her word for it!"
Nearly the Worst of Maureen O'Hara's Directors
Chuck Ruck | 06/30/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"As a HUGE Maureen O'Hara fan I am disappointed in this DVD, and do not recommend it to fellow fans. Jamaica Inn is the only decent one, but the picture is very gritty, poor quality and muffled sound. Since this is O'Hara's first movie, and she does an excellent job acting, I decided to give this DVD two stars, instead of one.
Kangaroo and Deadly Companions are not enjoyable, and according to Ms. O'Hara's autobiography, they were not enjoyable to her, either. Kangaroo's orignial script was great, so she signed up for the film, but when she went to Australia the script was revised to the abomination it is now. Speaking of abominations: it does not help that the two actors who played the main male leads got caught in Australia abusing boys, while making this film. Sickening. Speaking of sickening: Sam Peckinpah troubled Maureen during the filming of Deadly Companions, by getting a sadistic enjoyment out of his cruelty to animals (it doesn't surprise me that this sadist later on directed the Wild Bunch). He must have been too busy with animal cruelty because Peckinpah FORGOT TO FILM A CLIMACTIC INDIAN BATTLE!
For signature Maureen O'Hara movies, purchase McClintock! and Quiet Man.
Had to have it
Anthony P. Giles | 12/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"had to get these movies incase I never find them again, picture quality is not to good ,buy what the the heck their old movies,glad just to see Maureen ohara!!"