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Today, The Shootist. By 1976, John Wayne had become not just synonymous with the Western genre, he was also one of the most recognized movie stars of the 20th Century. Around the same time, Don Siegel had firmly established himself as a go-to guy for directing action movies and had just completed both Charley Varrick (1973) and The Black Windmill (1974) for Universal Pictures. However, Wayne and Siegel would team up for the first and only time in the cinematic adaptation of Glendon Swarthout’s novel The Shootist. Previously released on DVD by Paramount, Arrow Video has licensed the movie from the studio for its US Blu-ray debut.



The Shootist (1976)



Released: 21 Jul 1976
Rated: PG
Runtime: 100 min




Director: Don Siegel
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western



Cast: John Wayne...

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Thank you for the review, looking forward to getting mine tomorrow.

John Carradine also worked with John Wayne previously in Stagecoach.
 

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Thank you for this review of a film I admire as well as like. I'm puzzled by one thing. If there are "scratches, tears and dirt present on the transfer" then there is scope for improvement, so how can we be certain that " This release is by far the best the movie will ever look on home video?"
 

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Probably because it’s extremely unlikely that any of these titles will be remastered again.
 

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One of the two movies I can think of where The Duke dies. This and the Cowboys. Anyone think of any others? I miss ya John Boy! Despite some of your personal life drama, your movies were the best.
 

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One of the two movies I can think of where The Duke dies. This and the Cowboys. Anyone think of any others? I miss ya John Boy! Despite some of your personal life drama, your movies were the best.
Sands of Iwo Jima and The Fighting Seabees. Also Wake of the Red Witch and Reap the Wild Wind.
 

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