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True Grit: Double Play (2 Discs) (2010) (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges & Josh Brolin

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Spanish for Spain or south america?

| | See all Gonzalorock's reviews (1)

Hello,
Can someone say me if the UK version has got "castillian spanish" for Spain or "spanish" for South America.
Thank you

  TRUE HIT!

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To be perfectly honest I have never seen the John Wayne original.
There's a simple reason to this and that's because I'm not a fan John Wayne movies, he seems to play the same part in every film, l also have to admit that I'm not the Coen brothers biggest fan.
I loved Fargo but No Country For Old Men bored me to tear's and to add insult to injury I'm not a massive fan of westerns!
So why would I spend time on a remake of a film that starred an actor I did not like, made by Directors I consider as overrated and a genre I could take or leave.
Simple......It's because True Grit is a modern classic!
It's miraculous that so many people paid to see it when so many recent westerns have failed at the box-office.
The film goes back to the original source of the novel and crafts a tail of revenge and redemption.
This is a deeper darker version of the old west.
The acting is exceptional Jeff Bridges excels as the booze-pickled "Rooster" Cogburn who is paid by fourteen year old Mattie (Hailee Stenfeld) to hunt down the man who killed her father.
In this Coen's version the west is a cruel place, where human endeavour is futile and best laid plans go wrong. This version of the west is no place for a one eyed old man let alone a teenage girls.True Grit tears over its parched earth, saddling up with the old-school pleasures and brilliant plotting.
This film is epic but running at 110 minutes the reins are held tight. The casting in this version is the master-stroke.
John Wayne played Cogburn in the original versionas John Wayne the screen Icon. Bridges out-acts Wayne on every level as he puffs out his chest and slumps into a baccy n booze slurred voice to perfection, with his snow-thick beard and best the best eye patch warn since Snake Plisskin. Bridge's display's a causal cruelty that Wayne dare not: witness the scene where Cogburn kicks a Native American boy smaller than his boot off his front porch. It's an outstanding reckless performance.
Matt Damon also shines as LaBoeuf, the lawman to Cogburn's drunkard.
Amongst this pedigree of seasoned actors it's the young Hailee Steinfield who steals the show, showing such controlled intelligence that transcends far beyond her fourteen years.
The overall result is a film thats depth draws the audience into a very real depiction of the old west of sheer viewing pleasure, that is enriched by brilliant darkly comic touches.
This is the kind of film making we all long for and thought was long gone, this is fantastic story telling that will always be welcome for repeated viewing.
It's not only a classic western it's also a modern classic!
See If You Like........
Once Upon A Time In The West.
Unforgiven.
Appaloosa.
Open Range.
The Assassination Of Jessie James.
3:10 To Yuma.
Tombstone.
Wyatt Earp.
Deadwood.

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  TRUE HIT!

| | See all SECTION8's reviews (1336)

To be perfectly honest I have never seen the John Wayne original.
There's a simple reason to this and that's because I'm not a fan John Wayne movies, he seems to play the same part in every film, l also have to admit that I'm not the Coen brothers biggest fan.
I loved Fargo but No Country For Old Men bored me to tear's and to add insult to injury I'm not a massive fan of westerns!
So why would I spend time on a remake of a film that starred an actor I did not like, made by Directors I consider as overrated and a genre I could take or leave.
Simple......It's because True Grit is a modern classic!
It's miraculous that so many people paid to see it when so many recent westerns have failed at the box-office.
The film goes back to the original source of the novel and crafts a tail of revenge and redemption.
This is a deeper darker version of the old west.
The acting is exceptional Jeff Bridges excels as the booze-pickled "Rooster" Cogburn who is paid by fourteen year old Mattie (Hailee Stenfeld) to hunt down the man who killed her father.
In this Coen's version the west is a cruel place, where human endeavour is futile and best laid plans go wrong. This version of the west is no place for a one eyed old man let alone a teenage girls.True Grit tears over its parched earth, saddling up with the old-school pleasures and brilliant plotting.
This film is epic but running at 110 minutes the reins are held tight. The casting in this version is the master-stroke.
John Wayne played Cogburn in the original versionas John Wayne the screen Icon. Bridges out-acts Wayne on every level as he puffs out his chest and slumps into a baccy n booze slurred voice to perfection, with his snow-thick beard and best the best eye patch warn since Snake Plisskin. Bridge's display's a causal cruelty that Wayne dare not: witness the scene where Cogburn kicks a Native American boy smaller than his boot off his front porch. It's an outstanding reckless performance.
Matt Damon also shines as LaBoeuf, the lawman to Cogburn's drunkard.
Amongst this pedigree of seasoned actors it's the young Hailee Steinfield who steals the show, showing such controlled intelligence that transcends far beyond her fourteen years.
The overall result is a film thats depth draws the audience into a very real depiction of the old west of sheer viewing pleasure, that is enriched by brilliant darkly comic touches.
This is the kind of film making we all long for and thought was long gone, this is fantastic story telling that will always be welcome for repeated viewing.
It's not only a classic western it's also a modern classic!
See If You Like........
Once Upon A Time In The West.
Unforgiven.
Appaloosa.
Open Range.
The Assassination Of Jessie James.
3:10 To Yuma.
Tombstone.
Wyatt Earp.
Deadwood.

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  Superb

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I am a huge John Wayne fan and Westerns probably one of my favourite film genres. So unsurprisingly the original True Grit is one of my all time favourite western and John Wayne film. Nonetheless, this version is tremendous. Well directed and superbly acted. I cannot agree with sharron55, MrYard35 and colmcille. You are plain wrong on this one. As many have said on here, this is not a remake of the original film but another adaptation of the original book by Charles Portis. If you love films you should approach the new version as such.

That said, if I were to recommend one version it would be the original. However, that in no way detracts from the new version which, by its own merits, is simply brilliant and a must have for any film lovers collection.

  Incredibly funny, touching, and stylish

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Although I'd been looking forward to True Grit for a long time, I had no idea to expect such a sharp humour even amidst the western setting. The script is truly very funny and well paced, keeping the genre punchy and energetic. Standout performances from all involved; most definitely worth watching, and one worth buying for the DVD shelf. A Coen brothers keeper.

  A true western

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Having watched this film in wonderful blu-ray I was overwhelmingly satisfied that the purchase was well made and worth every penny. I cannot understand the negativity towards this. Whilst each individual is entitled to their opinion of course, my opinion is that it is a brilliant film.
The cast was excellent. I liked Josh Brolin very much in American Gangster and he adapts to the role in this film with ease. When I first heard that Jeff Bridges was to appear as the lead, I was sceptical. However I was wrong and he was brilliant.
The film is exactly how a true hard-bitten western should be. When a man does everything with his gun in true "maverick" fashion, you know its gonna be good. Solid throughout !

  subtitles needed!!!

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Terrible remake- couldn't understand anything jeff bridges said. Only John Wayne could be Rooster, he actually made the film the success it was, he gave it comedy, action and played the part perfectly. Glen Cambell also added that extra. The only good thing about the remake is the young actress, and that is all. Stick to the original!!

  Need the subtitles!

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Great remake & a real change to see a modern quality western.
Only downside I would say, as in my title, I needed the subtitles on to understand what Bridges was saying as he sounds like he has a mouth full of toffee.

  NOT a Remake

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To all the reviews calling this a poor remake. This is not a remake, this the Coen brothers telling of the book, and having read the book, I can say this a fantastic film in all senses. I will be getting this to add to my collection.

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