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directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
USA 19

With the integrity and depth of an epic, Shenandoah tells the dramatic story of a man caught in a dilemma. James Stewart stars as a Virginia farmer during the Civil War. He refuses to support the Confederacy because he is opposed to slavery, yet he will not support the Union because he is deeply opposed to war. When his son is taken prisoner, Stewart goes to search for the boy. Seeing first-hand the horrors of war, he is at last forced to take his stand.

Gary W. Tooze


Theatrical Release: June 3rd, 1965

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DVD Review: Universal (Westerns Collection) - Region 1 - NTSC

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Distribution Universal (Westerns Collection) Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:45:08 
Video 1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 8.67 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0) 
Subtitles English (CC), Spanish, French, None

Release Information:
Studio: Universal (Westerns Collection) Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Edition Details:

• Theatrical trailer (2:10)

DVD Release Date: August 24th, 2004

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Chapters: 20



This is a good film with lots of star support (see young Katherine Ross, Robert Conrad, Doug McClure , Glenn Corbett, George Kennedy, Strother Martin etc.) but I do feel that Stewart may have overplayed his hand a shade. One of the great actors and a perfect "everyman" Stewart is a tad overpowered by his role that might have suited a Burl Ives type better.

The un-manipulated image is very good. Original dark scenes and true colors are all intact. Progressive, anamorphic, original aspect ratio - original audio and excellent subtitles. What we are missing are some decent extras. The original trailer is in rough shape, but overall, for the film itself - this is a good representation. out of

Gary W. Tooze


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