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Artist: Wayne, John
UPC: 00085391115328
Studio: Warner Brothers
Genre: Westerns
Screen: Wide screen
    OUR PRICE: $15.84  
Product Type: Blu-Ray
Released: January 2011
Annotation: When Ethan Edwards returns from the Civil War to find that Comanches have killed his brother and his brother's wife and have taken their daughter, he sets out after them.
Additional Information
Rating: NR
Runtime: 119 mins
Weight: 0.20 lbs
Info: Closed Captioned, Widescreen, Soundtrack English, Soundtrack French, Soundtrack Spanish, English Subtitles, Spanish Subtitles, French subtitles
Detailed Product Description: Video
In Print Date : 2006-10-31
Run Time : 7140
Recording Mode : (unknown)
Noise Reduction : (unknown)
Digital Process : (unknown)
Feature : Color
In Print Date : 2006-10-31
Rating : Not Rated
Category : Westerns, Classic, Indians, Kidnapping And Missing Persons, Rescue, Recommended, Theatrical Release, Essential Cinema
Original Release Year : 1956
Released By : Warner Home Video
Catalog Number : 111532
Area : USA
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Producer:Merian C. Cooper American Producer/"King Kong"
Star:Ward Bond American Character Actor
Screenwriter:Frank S. Nugent American Screenwriter, THE QUIET MAN (1952)
Star:Henry Brandon American actor, 1930s-1980s
Star:John Qualen Character Actor
Producer:C. V. Whitney Producer"The Searchers"
Composer:Max Steiner Score composer
Star:Natalie Wood American actress, WEST SIDE STORY
Director of Photography:Winton C. Hoch
Director:John Ford American Director, THE SEARCHERS (1956)
Editor:Jack Murray Editor
Star:Olive Carey Supporting Actress
Star:Vera Miles American Actress
Source Writer:Alan LeMay American Novelist/Screenwriter/Director
Art Director:Frank Hotaling
Costume Designer:Frank Beetson Upm/Producer/"True Grit"
Star:Jeffrey Hunter American Actor
Star:John Wayne Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Art Director:James Basevi Production Designer/Efx
Costume Designer:Ann Peck Costume Designer, THE SEARCHERS (1956)
Synopsis: A classic Western regarded by many as the best of the genre, John Ford's THE SEARCHERS has been acknowledged by several directors who came into their own in the 1970s, including Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Paul Schrader, and George Lucas, as a powerful influence on their work. The film stars John Wayne as Ethan Edwards, a case-hardened Civil War veteran returning to his brother Aaron's (Walter Coy) Texas home in 1868. When Rev. Samuel Johnson Clayton (Ward Bond) arrives to raise a posse to run down the Comanche who have stolen the cattle of neighbor Lars Jorgenson (John Qualen), Ethan is among those who join him. They return to find the Edwards family slaughtered and the two girls, Lucy (Pippa Scott) and Debbie (Natalie Wood), missing. The posse continues to search for the girls but turns back as winter settles in. However, Ethan and his reluctantly accepted companion, Martin Pawley (Jeffrey Hunter), the girls' part-Cherokee stepbrother, press on for another seven years, with the Indian-hating veteran becoming ever more fanatical as the hard seasons pass. In his epic meditation on racism, obsession, paranoia, and the myth of the West, Ford explores the ugly underside of a genre that he had imbued with optimism in his early career. Wayne gives perhaps his most powerful performance as the embittered Edwards, but it's the visual poetry of what are possibly Ford's most carefully framed, lit, and composed images that shape this masterwork from beginning to end. As Wayne walks through the doorway at the film's end, he grabs his elbow in a tribute to his and Ford's close friend Harry Carey Sr., a Western film icon who had passed away a few years before.
Release Note: Blu-ray Disc Features: Keep Case Package Note: Blue BD Case Full Frame - 1.33 Widescreen - 1.78 Audio: Closed Captioned - English - Optional Mono 1.0 - English, French, Latin Spanish Subtitles - English SDH, English, French, Spanish - Optional Additional Release Material: Introductions 1- . Patrick Wayne - John Wayne's Son, Star Audio Commentary: John Ford - Director, Peter Bogdanovich - Biographer Trailers: Theatrical Trailer Featurette: 1. "THE SEARCHERS: An Appreciation" 2. "A Turning of the Earth: John Ford, John Wayne and THE SEARCHERS" - 1998 Documentary Narrated by John Milius 3. "Vintage Behind the Cameras Segments from the WARNER BROS. PRESENTS TV Series"
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"...Heads many a list of all-time cinematic favorites....Stunning..."
Review: -09/25/1998
"...An audience favorite from the beginning -- and a creative influence on a generation of filmmakers..."
Review: -11/25/2001
"...THE SEARCHERS contains scenes of magnificence, and one of John Wayne's best performances. There are shots that are astonishingly beautiful..."
Review: -11/01/2000
"...A masterpiece..."
Review: -01/11/2002
"...The Western that bowled over a generation of film schoolers, from Lucas to Scorsese to Spielberg..."
Review: -07/01/2006
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]ender and insightful. It will cut you up."
Review: -07/01/2006
5 stars out of 5 -- "Ford's picture is relentlessly unpretentious; tackling Big Themes without neon-slicking them or telling us what to think."
Review: -07/01/2006
5 stars out of 5 -- "It's a thoughtful, and rather dark piece....Ford used Monument Valley as a canvas for the breathtaking photography."