The Searchers (Blu-ray)

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Working together for the 12th time, John Wayne and director John Ford forged "The Searchers" into a landmark Western offering an indelible image of the frontier and the men and women who challenged it. Wayne plays an ex-Confederate soldier seeking his niece, captured by Comanches who massacred his family. He won't surrender to hunger, thirst, the elements or loneliness. And in his five-year search, he encounters something unexpected: his own humanity. Beautifully shot by Winton C. Hoch, thrillingly scored by Max Steiner and memorably acted by a wonderful ensemble including Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Natalie Wood and Ward Bond, "The Searchers" endures as "a great film of enormous scope and breathtaking physical beauty" (Danny Peary, Guide for the Film Fanatic).

Audio Commentary, Featurette, Vintage Behind the Cameras Segments from the "Warner Bros. Presents" TV Series.

"The Searchers: An Appreciation", "A Turning of the Earth: John Ford", "John Wayne, and the Searchers", Introduction by John Wayne's Son and "The Searchers" Co-star Patrick Wayne, .

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Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1, 16:9
Color: Other
Original Languages: English
Director: John Ford
Duration: 119
Actors: John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles, Jeffrey Hunter, Ward Bond
Condition: New
Studio & Production Company: Warner Home Video
Record Label: Warner Home Video
Digital Video Formats: Blu-ray
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 0.50 x 5.30 x 6.70 Inches
Release Date: 10/31/2006
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Customer Reviews | 12 reviews | 4.9 out of 5

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One of the greatest films ever made.
7/18/2009

Customer review by C4blewupmybaby

5.0 stars 7/18/2009 by C4blewupmybaby
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My favorite shot in the picture takes place just before the impending raid on the hostile Comanche camp, of which it's chief, so ominously named, Scar, is responsible for one kidnapping, at least three murders and multiple other acts of depravity toward women. The shot takes place just before the first light of dawn has arrived over the hills and consists of a tight-in close up of John Wayne's weary, wilderness beaten face. He looks just beyond the camera with those narrow, hawk-like eyes and gives a low signaling whistle to the small band of troops which lie in wait. Perhaps I so treasure this moment for the reason that there are simply not many close up shots in the film, only a handful. Most of the action is photographed in a more broad view so as not to so easily lead us on an emotional leash, but rather give us time to digest what is going on in any given scene and also to understand how the other characters are reacting, or not reacting. - The movie was released in 1956, so many of the more sinister aspects of the story are dealt with a bit more slight of hand than we are used to now. With movies like SAW I, II, & III, which are glad to show you the most horrific scenes of violence and cruelty that their depraved minds can think of. The Searchers decides to deal with these topics, but in a way that must be in some ways, a revelation to the viewer. To a child, The Searchers might easily appear to be a simple western story where two men decide to go out and rescue a girl from the Indians whom hold her captive. To an adult, one would find a complex story of how sometimes, just because you go out of your way to do a deed that is seemingly heroic, does not automatically make you the hero. John Wayne plays a complicated sort, a prototype for the 70's anti-hero model. He is a man who is suspected of criminal activity by the local law, a racist who hates Indians, but a man who also has knowledge and at times, a respect for their ways. The girl, his niece, that he "searches" for, for nearly six years, he wants to kill because he believes her to be "spoiled" by the Comanche "bucks", as he refers to them, in animal terms. And indeed when they finally meet near the end, she calls the Comanche "my people". - There is so much to write about in regard to this movie, so many layers of story and character to wade through. My best suggestion for you is, if you haven't already had the pleasure of watching one of the greatest movies of all time, than click on the "add to cart" button above, (because you're not going to get a better price for this Blu-Ray than what you see above.) and when it arrives, pop it into your player, sit back and get ready to experience a beautiful picture, beautiful sound and most importantly, an amazing motion picture that you will want to experience over and over again.

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C4blewupmybaby
Norfolk, VA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
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A Must Have Purchase!
1/24/2010

Customer review by barnburner1946

5.0 stars 1/24/2010 by barnburner1946
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Because the recently remastered dvd of The Searchers, had such great quality, I had reservations about whether buying the Blu-Ray version would be worthwhile. My curiosity finally got the better of me and I took the plunge. As good as the remastered DVD version was - this Blu-Ray version is MUCH better. My son and I have watched this movie hundreds of times, and we were both just dumbfounded at how we were noticing things we had never noticed before. It would be a worthy purchase at twice the price.

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barnburner1946
Illinois
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Once per week
Superb rendition of a classic.
1/8/2010

Customer review by ghmpm

5.0 stars 1/8/2010 by ghmpm
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I had seen this movie many times on TV or on VHS. Decided to spring for the blu-ray because of the price to add to my collection. I expected a clean copy but not much more... It is over 50 years old after all. This disk literally "blew my socks off"! The video work and the incredible scenery of Monument Valley must be seen to be believed! This is what hi-def blu-ray is all about! Wonderful in 1080p. I use this disk to show friends and family what a blu-ray should be! The movie is great but the blu-ray print is better than most newer movies! Try it you will like it! And for under 10 bucks??? Wow.

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ghmpm
Arizona
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:5 - 6 months
Gender:Male
Usage:A few times per year
Best Picture Quality
1/5/2010

Customer review by SiteToStoreMama

5.0 stars 1/5/2010 by SiteToStoreMama
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Everyone who has watched this on our blu ray was extremely impressed. The picture quality is the best of any movie we have seen. Saw details in the movie never seen before. Everyone commented that it was like watching the movie for the first time even though most in our home audience have already seen it at least a dozen time before they saw the blu ray version.

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KS
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
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7/3/2013

Customer review by Luke8

5.0 stars 7/3/2013 by Luke8
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This is a great movie. I have it on DVD, but after reading reviews on the re-mastered Blu-Ray, I decided to buy it. I could not be more pleased. The picture and sound are great, making this movie even better.

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