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The Searchers (Blu-ray)

Released on 18 December 2006

Featuring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter & Vera Miles

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: Universal Suitable for All

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With The Searchers, John Wayne and director John Ford forged an indelible saga of the frontier and the men and women who challenged it.

Wayne plays Ethan Edwards, an ex-Confederate who sets out to find his niece, captured by Comanches who massacred his family. He won't surrender to hunger, thirst, the elements or loneliness. And in his obsessive quest, Ethan finds something unexpected: his own humanity. One of the most influential movies ever made.
  • New Digital High-Definition Transfer from Restored Vista Picture and Audio Elements.
  • New Featurette The Searchers: An Appreciation.
  • A Turning of the Earth: John Ford, John Wayne and The Searchers, 1998 Documentary Narrated by John Milius.
  • Introduction by John Wayne's Son and The Searchers Co-Star Patrick Wayne.
  • Commentary by Director/John Ford Biographer Peter Bogdanovich.
  • Vintage Behind the Cameras Segments from the Warner Bros. Presents TV Series.
  • Theatrical Trailer.

customer Reviews

 Average rating (10 reviews)

 The Searchers is a Great Find on Blu-ray...you'll be amazed!

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The stage is set for one if not the best scenery shots of the Great West in this 12th collaboration of John Wayne (The Duke) and John Ford (The Director)....Cue Ethan Edwards (Wayne) a hard nosed racist hard man of the Confederate Army and the wild who after his relatives house is burnt to the ground with Comanches goes on a trail to find his final living niece with the help of Ward Bond (The Preacher). Wayne portrays his role ruthlessly at first only to mellow as time passes. Look out for a young Natalie Wood.
The Serachers is absolutely sublime on blu-ray ...you will find it extremely difficult to believe that this film was made almost 52 years ago as the colours sharpness and sheer magnificence of the outdoor scenic photography is sheer brilliance of high defintion this is guaranteed....A great Western on a Great Blu-ray and very very highly recommended...

 A true great, in every way.

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Is this film one of the greatest Westerns ever made? Probably! Is this Blu-ray transfer one of the best there is? Yes it really is!

John Wayne's classic Western looks amazing on Blu-ray, and can be enjoyed again as if you were watching a whole new film. The picture quality is out of this world, the story is as gritty and frightening as it ever was. This tale of what boils-down to be "racism" is one of John Fords greatest films, and a film that every fan of cinema should own in their collection.

John Wayne is probably at his peak in this movie, and for those who say Wayne can't act, watch this and be proved wrong. It has some of the most stirring scenes ever written in film and stills pulls-strong today.

As for the HD qualitys. The picture is an amazing transfer that makes the film look like it was released just this year... It's just that breath-taking. As for the sound, it was decided to leave in the original mono soundtrack, but this still sounds great in HD. There are loads of extras too, which add to the whole experience.

If you don't own it, you're no film-buff!

:) Mark


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i bought this film for my dad as hes a pensioner and a john wayne fan.i must say the picture quality for such an old movie is stunning and it looked fantastic on blue ray..well worth the money..the extras on the disc are good also..

 Sensational Blu Ray

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Viewing The Searchers on Blu Ray has been a sensational experience. The picture us clear, colourful and nearly perfect - it even gives the landscape an almost 3- dimensional quality. Sensational, one of my best Blu ray Discs, I never thought it could work that well with old films.
A definite "Must Have..."

ActorsJohn Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, Natalie Wood, John Qualen, Olive Carey & Henry Brandon
DirectorJohn Ford
CertificateUniversal Suitable for All
ScreenWidescreen 1.85:1
Additional LanguagesFrench ; German
SubtitlesEnglish ; French ; German
Duration2 hours (approx)