DVD Reviews

True Grit

(Paramount Home Video; $24.99)

Fans of the original version of True Grit may be divided in their opinions about the remake, but we all have the Coen brothers to thank for Paramount rushing a Blu-ray edition of the original 1969 John Wayne movie to market.

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Red Hill


When Shane Cooper (Ryan Kwanten) signs up as the constable in the sleepy outback town of Red Hill,he misplaces his handgun on his first day—never a good sign.

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The Last of the Mohicans


Strangely, the Blu-ray package of Michael Mann’s The Last of the Mohicans does not have the isolated musical track that accompanied the 2001 DVD package. (Fans really dug Trevor Jones’s and Randy Edelman’s split score.)

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Dances With Wolves: 20th Anniversary


When the two-disc Blu-ray edition of Dances With Wolves is released on January 11, the DVD will have missed the movie’s 20th anniversary by only a matter of weeks.

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Streets of Laredo/Dead Man's Walk

(RHI; $14.93 each)

Both the prequel and the sequel to CBS’s Emmy award-winning Lonesome Dove miniseries are now available in two-disc DVD packages.

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True Westerners

ELizabeth Fenn

ELizabeth Fenn

If I had been a member of the Corps of Discovery, I would have brought my own via...

Video Villa!

Video Villa!

Mexican Revolution leader Pancho Villa knew the value of good publicity. Mutual F...

Studying Villa’s Raid

Studying Villa’s Raid

March 9, 1916, started out bad for the 13th Cavalry at Camp Furlong. Ignoring th...

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