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Gun Fury 3D Blu-ray Review
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Raoul Walsh’s Gun Fury is a fairly standard western in most respects with its good guys versus bad guys and filled with all of the tropes of the genre.

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Thanks for the review.

I have to question your description of Raoul Walsh as "one of Hollywood’s most underrated directors" by asking: underrated by whom? Certainly not by film buffs of my generation. Raoul Walsh was generally recognised by us as being in the same very high league as Victor Fleming and Michael Curtiz; versatile masters who could handle any genre and get good results including really good performances from actors and actresses who previously had not distinguished themselves.
 

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Thanks for the review.

I have to question your description of Raoul Walsh as "one of Hollywood’s most underrated directors" by asking: underrated by whom? Certainly not by film buffs of my generation. Raoul Walsh was generally recognised by us as being in the same very high league as Victor Fleming and Michael Curtiz; versatile masters who could handle any genre and get good results including really good performances from actors and actresses who previously had not distinguished themselves.

I think the key there is "film buffs". As a casual film fan, I would recognize the names Fleming and Curtiz in a conversation. I wouldn't recognize Walsh.
 

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You're probably right.

In a way, I envy you. You still have the chance to discover the vast and varied Raoul Walsh filmography. It's a very distinguished body of work. White Heat would be a good starting point.
 

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Your reviews says this is 1:85 but that screen grab appears to be a solid 1:33.... can you clear this up for us, please ?
 

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Interesting fact: Raoul Walsh, like fellow 3-D directors Andre De Toth and Herbert L. Strock, had sight in only one eye.

Lee Marvin makes an interesting remark in an interview I saw on YouTube. He mentions appearing in three 3-D movies--The Stranger Wore a Gun, Gun Fury, and Gorilla at Large--then laughs that none of those three directors had binocular vision.

This of course raises a question: Was Gorilla director Harmon Jones blind in one eye? Or was Marvin misremembering?
 

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I was never a big fan of this particular western. I thought it was just okay so I'm looking forward to finally watching it in 3-D.
Yes its a very run of the mill western but entertaining for western fans. I can image the biggest draw would be the 3D. I had planned to get a 3D tv when my current tv from 2014 dies or is starting to go out. That probably/hopefully wont be for 3-4 years yet. I have been stock piling some 3D films on Blu Ray. I will probably wait for a sale on this title. The big issue is will I still be able to get a 3D TV in 3-4 years. I am hoping they start adding the option to 4K tvs in 2019.
 

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Yes its a very run of the mill western but entertaining for western fans. I can image the biggest draw would be the 3D. I had planned to get a 3D tv when my current tv from 2014 dies or is starting to go out. That probably/hopefully wont be for 3-4 years yet. I have been stock piling some 3D films on Blu Ray. I will probably wait for a sale on this title. The big issue is will I still be able to get a 3D TV in 3-4 years. I am hoping they start adding the option to 4K tvs in 2019.
There is a general feeling that's not going to happen with panels. Projectors might be your only option.

https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/posts/4526505/
 

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I'm not a fan of the Western but I really enjoy 3D. GUN FURY is a great little piece with big stars in big spaces doing a little acting. The 3D made this opus totally enjoyable as I looked at the distant wide open spaces and the close ups of the gun barrels and tossing rocks....(pun intended--with or without the capital R). Ms. Reed never does reach the emotional state shown on the cover of the disc (which really doesn't look an awful lot like her), but she is there with her beautiful eyes. The 3D really accentuates the rocky nature of the trails and open lands...and thus I really felt sorry for the horse and the stuff they must have had to go through to make the movie. There is a bit of stereotyping to make you feel uncomfortable...Mexicans, Indians, women, and men.....those were the days and thanks goodness they are over...Great little disc and a good time...and super 3D!
 

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I'm not sure what is meant by a "standard" Western. I saw this some years ago during a 3D festival in Suffern, NY. Bob Furmanek was involved, and the presentation was flawless. I remember it being an action-packed entertaining film with some tremendous 3D effects. One stands out: a shot looking forward atop a stagecoach driver's seat, and then a reverse angle. I can't wait to see this again. And yes, I'm also concerned about being able to see 3D blu-rays when my set eventually needs to be replaced. How much can the added circuity cost for a passive system in a 4K set?. Not every house has the layout to use a projector.
 

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I wonder if any filter is missing on the bluray, given the fact that it was restored to 3d.

here in the dvd the scene looks like it is night, while in the bluray it looks like day.
I don't remember the film, to see if it's implied what part of day it is.
http://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?go=1&a=0&d1=10830&d2=10829&s1=105822&s2=105832&i=5&l=0

(the rest of the comparisons seem consistent, that's why i thought something might be missing)

I can recall a similar thing in Conan the Barbarian, where the bluray seemed to miss a night filter.
 

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Just watched it. Entertaining enough. I certainly wouldn’t call it action packed tho. 3-D was fine.

Although there is one shot that for some reason isn’t in 3D. It’s at about the 12 minute mark with Hudson and Reed at the dinner table. It’s about a 5 second shot. Curious.
 

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