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***Official 1st HTF Western Movies/TV Shows Challenge 2024*** (1 Viewer)

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***Official 1st HTF Western Movies/TV Shows Challenge 2024***

1. Watch Western-Movies/TV Shows from midnight March 1, 2024 through March 31, 2024 (use your own time zone to set the ending time).

2. Each Western-Movie/TV show can be viewed by physical media such as DVD, Blu-ray, 4K/UHD, etc. Other means of viewing can be done either by streaming or just watching a TV broadcast such as TCM or any other TV channel and/or internet outlet/app. Recorded or not recorded doesn't matter.

3. Unlike other HTF Movie Challenges, there isn't a minimum number of Westerns you have to watch during this Challenge. Each movie/TV show episode counts as one point each.

4. The only requirement during this Western Challenge is to briefly tell us why you liked or disliked each Western you watched. Please note the viewing means by which you watch the movie/TV show. Whether it was by physical media, streaming, TV broadcast and etc. Furthermore, your opinion can be expressed in just a few sentences or even longer paragraphs as to why you enjoyed the movie/TV show or why the movie/TV show didn't work for you. Such comments serve as an incentive for other people to watch or not watch a Western they never seen beforehand.

5. At the end of the challenge, the point totals will be added up based on the one-point system outlined in number 2 above. There won't be any participation categories like there are in other HTF Challenges. At the end of the Challenge, I will simply tabulate the total number of points each participant accumulated during March. Each participant will be listed with the number of points each has accumulated during March.
 

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2024 Western Movie/TV Show Watch List with Film Grades:


03-01-24:
"The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" (1957) (4K/UHD) 5/5 Stars
03-01-24: "Frontier Marshal" (1939) (DVD) 3.5/5 Stars
03-02-24: "5 Card Stud" (1968) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
03-03-24: "The Last Posse" (1953) (Vudu HD Digital) 3/5 Stars
03-04-24: "Colt .45" (1950) (DVD) 2.5/5 Stars
03-05-24: "Tomahawk" (1951) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
03-06-24: "The Great Missouri Raid" (1951) (Vudu HD Digital) 2.5/5 Stars
03-07-24: "Three Hours to Kill" (1954) (iTunes HD Digital) 3/5 Stars
03-07-24: "The Shootist" (1976) (Blu-ray) 5/5 Stars
03-08-24: "The Outriders" (1950) (iTunes HD Digital 2.5/5 Stars
03-09-24: "Decision at Sundown" (1957) (4K/UHD) 3/5 Stars
03-09-24: "Buchanan Rides Alone" (1958) (4K/UHD) 2.5/5 Stars
03-10-24: "The Tall T" (1957) (4K/UHD) 4.5/5 Stars
03-11-24: "Comanche Station" (1960) (4K/UHD) 5/5 Stars
03-11-24: "The Last Wagon" (1956) (Blu-ray) 5/5 Stars
03-11-24: "Ride Lonesome" (1959) (4K/UHD) 4.5/5 Stars
03-12-24: "Ramrod" (1947) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
03-13-24: "Abilene Town" (1946) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
03-14-24: "Red Mountain" (1951) (Vudu HD Digital) 4/5 Stars
03-15-24: "Warpath" (1951) (iTunes HD Digital) 3.5/5 Stars
03-16-24: "The Stranger Wore a Gun" (1953) (Blu-ray) 2.5/5 Stars
03-17-24: "Branded" (1950) (iTunes HD Digital) 4/5 Stars
03-18-24: "Relentless" (1948) (iTunes HD Digital) 3.5/5 Stars
03-19-24: "Hudson's Bay" (1940) (DVD) 2.5/5 Stars
03-19-24: "The Last Frontier" (1955) (iTunes HD Digital) 3.5/5 Stars
03-20-24: "The White Buffalo" (1977) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
03-21-24: "Silver Lode" (1954) (DVD) 3/5 Stars
03-22-24: "The Jayhawkers" (1959) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
03-23-24: "The Cimarron Kid" (1952) (DVD) 3.5/5 Stars
03-23-24: "Pony Soldier" (1952) (Blu-ray) 2.5/5 Stars
03-24-24: "When the Daltons Rode" (1940) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
03-24-24: "The Doolins of Oklahoma" (1949) (iTunes HD Digital) 3.5/5 Stars
03-24-24: "Three Violent People" (1957) (iTunes HD Digital) 3/5 Stars
03-25-24: "Quigley Down Under" (1990) (4K/UHD) 3.5/5 Stars
03-26-24: "Man from Del Rio" (1956) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
03-26-24: "The Ride Back" (1957) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
03-27-24: "Hell Bent for Leather" (1960) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
03-28-24: "Tall in the Saddle" (1944) (iTunes HD Digital) 5/5 Stars
03-29-24: "Posse from Hell" (1961) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
03-29-24: "3 Godfathers" (1948) (Blu-ray) 5/5 Stars
03-29-24: "Three Godfathers" (1936) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
03-30-24: "Showdown" (1963) (Blu-ray) 2.5/5 Stars
03-30-24: "Border River" (1954) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
03-30-24: "They Came to Cordura" (1959) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
03-31-24: "Ambush at Cimarron Pass" (1958) (Blu-ray) 2.5/5 Stars
03-31-24: "Showdown at Boot Hill" (1958) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
03-31-24: "High Plains Drifter" (1973) (4K/UHD) 4.5/5 Stars



Edit:

Right now, I have 47 Westerns listed below that I might watch during this Western Movie/TV Show challenge. Those titles were purchased after I completed my "100 All-Time Favorite Westerns Challenge" back in December 2021. Most of those movies I've watched beforehand. However, many of the following discs/digitals I have only sampled, but never watched the disc/digital in its entirety. A few I haven't received yet which are The Shootist and Quigley Down Under. I expect to receive those two titles before the end of March. There is a chance I might add to this list but also a chance I might drop some from this list. It depends on circumstances and timing. Titles that are in red and strike-through, I have watched during this challenge and their film grade is listed above.

  1. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (Paramount 4K/UHD)
  2. 5 Card Stud (Vinegar Syndrome Blu-ray)
  3. The Shootist (Arrow Blu-ray)
  4. Quigley Down Under (Shout Factory! 4K/UHD)
  5. Ramrod (Arrow Blu-ray)
  6. The Jayhawkers (Blu-ray)
  7. 3 Godfathers (WA Blu-ray)
  8. Three Godfathers (WA Blu-ray)
  9. Pony Soldier (Blu-ray)
  10. High Plains Drifter (Kino 4K/UHD)
  11. Abilene Town (Panamint Blu-ray)
  12. Tomahawk (Kino Blu-ray)
  13. Silver Lode (DVD)
  14. Tall in the Saddle (iTunes HD Digital)
  15. Border River (Kino Blu-ray)
  16. They Came to Cordura (Kino Blu-ray)
  17. The White Buffalo (Kino Blu-ray)
  18. The Tall T (The Ranown Westerns Criterion 4K/UHD)
  19. Decision at Sundown (The Ranown Westerns Criterion 4K/UHD)
  20. Buchanan Rides Alone (The Ranown Westerns Criterion 4K/UHD)
  21. Ride Lonesome (The Ranown Westerns Criterion 4K/UHD)
  22. Comanche Station (The Ranown Westerns Criterion 4K/UHD)
  23. The Stranger Wore a Gun (Blu-ray)
  24. Branded (iTunes HD Digital)
  25. The Last Frontier (iTunes HD Digital)
  26. When the Daltons Rode (Blu-ray)
  27. Hell Bent for Leather (Audie Murphy Collection III Kino Blu-ray)
  28. Posse from Hell (Audie Murphy Collection III Kino Blu-ray)
  29. Showdown (Audie Murphy Collection III Kino Blu-ray)
  30. The Last Wagon (Blu-ray)
  31. The Last Posse (Vudu HD Digital)
  32. The Cimarron Kid (DVD)
  33. Hudson's Bay (DVD)
  34. Warpath (iTunes HD Digital)
  35. The Doolins of Oklahoma (iTunes HD Digital)
  36. Three Violent People (iTunes HD Digital)
  37. Ambush at Cimarron Pass (Blu-ray)
  38. Showdown at Boot Hill (Blu-ray)
  39. Relentless (iTunes HD Digital)
  40. The Great Missouri Raid (Vudu HD Digital)
  41. Red Mountain (Vudu HD Digital)
  42. The Outriders (iTunes HD Digital)
  43. Three Hours to Kill (iTunes HD Digital)
  44. Colt .45 (1950) (DVD)
  45. Frontier Marshal (DVD)
  46. Man from Del Rio (Blu-ray)
  47. The Ride Back (Blu-ray)
 

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I'll hold this spot for when I actually get started. Looking forward to it, Robert!

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March 1:
1) Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) (4K UHD Disc) 4.5/5 stars

March 2:
2) Decision at Sundown (1957) (4K UHD Disc) 4/5 stars

March 3:
3) Lone Star (1996) (4K UHD Disc) 4/5 stars

March 6:
4) High Noon (1952) (Blu-ray Disc) 5/5 stars

March 10:
5) One-Eyed Jacks (1961) (Blu-ray Disc) 4/5 stars

March 24:
6) The Night of the Grizzly (1966) (Blu-ray Disc) 3/5 stars

March 31:
7) Duel at Diablo (1966) (iTunes HD Streaming) 2.5/5 stars
 
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I'll flag this as a placeholder. Hopefully I'll be able to do better than the Noir challenge, though I'm not sure I have as many Westerns in my collection (though usually when I say something like that, I do a search of my database and find dozens, LOL).

Any restrictions on the definition of a "Western"? Would something like Tremors count? It's set in the west and there's at least one scene where they ride horses. :D Or do we have to have saloons, sheriffs, and duels in the street?

Note for those participating in a Challenge for the first time, you'll likely have to PM @Robert Crawford to grant you permission to edit/update your list in your placeholder post.

Top Rating: 🤠🤠🤠🤠
First-Time Viewing: 🐎

  1. 🐎 Prey (2022) 🤠🤠🤠
  2. 🐎 The Magnificent Seven (1960) 🤠🤠🤠
  3. 🐎 Cat Ballou (1965) 🤠🤠
  4. 🐎 The Texas Rangers (1936) 🤠🤠🤠
  5. 🐎 Canyon Passage (1946) 🤠🤠🤠 1/2
  6. Hickok (2017) 🤠🤠
  7. 🐎 Gun Fury 3D (1953) 🤠🤠 1/2
  8. 🐎 The Train Robbers (1973) 🤠🤠 1/2
  9. 🐎 3:10 To Yuma (2007) 🤠🤠🤠 1/2
  10. 🐎 The Burrowers (2008) 🤠🤠
 
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I have not participated in this challenge before , do you have to watch certain western tv/movie or whatever you want to watch? and do you just keep a running tally with info required for each on this post? If so i guess this is my placeholder.

1) Broken Arrow(50)(FOX)James Stewart,Jeff Chandler(KL)(BLU) 4/5 stars

2) Quantez(57)(UNIVERSAL)Fred MacMurray,Dorothy Malone(KL)(BLU) 3 1/2/5

3)The Law and Jake Wade(58)(MGM)Robert Taylor,Richard Widmark(WBA)(BLU)4/5.

4)Support Your Local Sheriff(69)(UA)James Garner,Jack Elam,Joan Hackett(TT)(BLU)4/5.

5)The Ox-Bow Incident(42)(FOX)Henry Fonda,Dana Andrews (KL)(BLU)4 1/2/5.

6)Rock Island Trail(50)(REP)Forrest Tucker,Adele Mara(ItunesHD) 2 1/2/5.

7)The Naked Spur(53)(MGM)James Stewart,Robert Ryan,Janet Leigh(WBA)(BLU) 4/5

8)High Noon(52)(UA)Gary Cooper,Grace Kelly(OLIVE)(BLU) 4 1/2/5

9)3:10 to Yuma(57)(Col)Glenn Ford,Van Heflin(Criterion)(BLU) 4 1/2/5

10)Tomahawk Trail(57)(UA)Chuck Connors,John Smith(MGM/modDVD) 2 1/2/5

11)Hombre(67)(FOX)Paul Newman,Richard Boone (TT)(BLU) 4/5

12)Hannie Caulder(71)(Tigon)Raquel Welch,Robert Culp(OLIVE)(BLU) 3 1/2/5

13)Gold of the Seven Saints(61)(WB)Clint Walker,Roger Moore (WBA)(DVD) 3/5

14)Terror in a Texas Town(58)(UA)Sterling Hayden,Sebastian Cabot(ARROW)(BLU) 3 1/2/5

15)The Silver Whip(53)(FOX)Dale Robertson,Robert Wagner,Rory Calhoun(Foxmod(DVD) 3/5

16)The Shootist(76)(PAR)John Wayne,Lauren Bacall,Ron Howard(ARROW)(BLU)4/5

17)Gun the Man Down(56)(UA)James Arness,Angie Dickinson (OLIVE)(BLU)3/5

18)The Hired Gun(57)(MGM)Rory Calhoun,Anne Francis(WBA)(dvd-r) 3/5

19)Joe Kidd(72)(UNIV)Clint Eastwood,Robert Duvall(KL)(BLU) 3 1/2/5

20)Gun Fury(53)(COL)Rock Hudson,Donna Reed(TT)(BLU) 3 1/2/5

21)Fort Utah(67)(PAR)John Ireland,Virginia Mayo,John Russell(ItunesSD) 2 1/2/5

22)Trigger Jr. (50)(REP)Roy Rogers,Dale Evans, (KL)(BLU) 3/5

23)Five Card Stud(68)(PAR)Dean Martin,Robert Mitchum (VS)(BLU) 3 1/2/5

24)Death of a Gunfighter(69)(UNIV)Richard Widmark,Carroll O'Connor (UNIV dvdr) 3 1/2/5

25)Sunset in the West(50)(REP)Roy Rogers,Penny Edwards(KL)(BLU) 3/5

26)Day of the Outlaw(59)(UA)Robert Ryan,Burl Ives(KL)(BLU) 3 1/2/5

27)The Fastest Gun Alive(56)(MGM)Glenn Ford,Broderick Crawford (WBA)(BLU) 3 1/2/5

28)The Great Silence(68)(ACC)Jean-Louis Trintignant,Klaus Kinski(FM)(BLU) 4/5

29)Rawhide(51)(FOX)Tyrone Power,Susan Hayward(KL)(BLU) 4/5

30)Red Mountain(51)(PAR)Alan Ladd,Lizabeth Scott(ItunesSD) 3/5

31)The Night of the Grizzly(66)(PAR)Clint Walker,Martha Hyer(OLIVE)(BLU) 3 1/2/5
 
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No order or views yet (I've got company until March 5th), but since TV shows are allowed I can promise at least one episode of Colt .45 at some point during the challenge.

#1 - Saddle Tramp (03/11) Source: Western Encore DVR (5/5 Stars)
#2 - Colt .45 TV Series (03/18) Source: Warner Archives Blu-ray release (4/5 Stars)
#3 - Ride 'Em Cowboy (03/28) Source: Universal Blu-ray release (5/5 Stars)
#4 - Rocky Mountain (03/29) Source: Warner Archive DVD (5/5 Stars)
#5 - Cattle Drive 1951 (03/30) Source: Encore Westerns (4/5 Stars)
#6 - Smoky 1946 (03/30) Source: Encore Westerns (4/5 Stars)
#7 - Day of the Outlaw 1959 (03/31) Source: Kino Blu (4/5 Stars)
#8 - Trigger Jr 1950 (03/31) Source: Kino Blu (5/5 Stars)
 
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Gosh, I'd so love to really participate in this. And I will create a placeholder with the hopes I'll have some time to devote to it. Unfortunately March, especially at the start, is gonna be very hectic for me.

I love westerns, and have so many I could choose from and talk about. Time is my hindrance here, not desire. I'll do what I can, Robert. Wonderful choice for a challenge!
There is no minimum number of titles so if you only have time to watch four westerns in March as an example that would be fine and dandy.
 

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Gosh, I'd so love to really participate in this. And I will create a placeholder with the hopes I'll have some time to devote to it. Unfortunately March, especially at the start, is gonna be very hectic for me.

I love westerns, and have so many I could choose from and talk about. Time is my hindrance here, not desire. I'll do what I can, Robert. Wonderful choice for a challenge!
That's kind of the great thing about this challenge there is no set limit and you can move at your own speed. B westerns are short, or you can get a cliffhanger and just watch it by chapters and piecemeal it. I got like four Buck Jones serials I've need to dive into been just sitting on the shelf collecting dust. Yeah they don't have "A" list stars but it gets the story done just as well and sometimes they surprise the living hell out of you.
 
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I have not participated in this challenge before , do you have to watch certain western tv/movie or whatever you want to watch? and do you just keep a running tally with info required for each on this post? If so i guess this is my placeholder.
It’s up to you which western movie or tv show you want to watch during the challenge. You have to do a running tally with your placeholder post and you would have to do a final tally at the end of the challenge.
 

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I'll flag this as a placeholder. Hopefully I'll be able to do better than the Noir challenge, though I'm not sure I have as many Westerns in my collection (though usually when I say something like that, I do a search of my database and find dozens, LOL).

Any restrictions on the definition of a "Western"? Would something like Tremors count? It's set in the west and there's at least one scene where they ride horses. :D Or do we have to have saloons, sheriffs, and duels in the street?

Note for those participating in a Challenge for the first time, you'll likely have to PM @Robert Crawford to grant you permission to edit/update your list in your placeholder post.
Let me say that I consider the movie Hud with Paul Newman among my 100 all-time favorite westerns though it takes place in Texas circa 1960. Another example is Lone Star (1996), the John Sayles movie. Western Noirs are welcome like The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

A movie like Cowboys and Aliens or Prey could be considered a western sci-fi movie.
 

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