Directed by Henry King
USA 1950

 

  A simple story with a unique angle - this is the first western to confront the issue of the aging gunslinger - his reputation dogging his attempts at a settled lifestyle. Gregory Peck is Johnny Ringo - reputed to be faster on the draw than Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid and Hikcock - and every cowboy looking to make his mark is foolishly prepared to test his mettle - to see how far he can be pushed. Then are those that mark Ringo as the killer of their son, or brother and they seek revenge. Helen Westcott plays the abandoned wife, a school marm with Johnny's son in tow. He is ready to return to her but circumstance and his blooded history prove his greatest hurdle. You can forget your past... but it won't forget you. This easily ranks as one the greatest westerns I've ever seen. out of

Gary W. Tooze

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Theatrical Release: June 23rd, 1950 (NY,NY)

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DVD Review: 20th Century Fox - Region 2,4 - PAL

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Distribution 20th Century Fox Home Video - Region 2,4 - PAL
Runtime 1:21:03 
Video 1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.31 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

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

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0), DUBS: Italian, German, Spanish, French  (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles English (hoh), Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish Danish, None
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Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1

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DVD Release Date: January 16th, 2006

Transparent Keep Case
Chapters: 16

 

 

Comments:

Set to sell as universally as possible with a host of DUBs and subtitles and region coding suitable for Australia as well as Europe this is an acceptable but far from remarkable transfer by Fox. There is some minor damage in the opening credits but that soon settles into a clear and moderately sharp presentation. The optional subtitles are excellent. The 2-channel track is quite audible and there are no extras save a fairly thick liner notes booklet advertising other Fox PAL releases. The good news is the price and the great news is the film. A must-own for all fans of the genre or Hollywood classics. Strongly recommended!

Gary W. Tooze

 





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