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The Cowboys Blu-ray

United States
Warner Bros. | 1972 | 134 min | Rated PG | Jun 05, 2007

The Cowboys (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: VC-1
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital Mono
Spanish: Dolby Digital Mono

Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Spanish

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

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Region free

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Blu-ray rating
Video 3.8 of 53.8
Audio 3.0 of 53.0
Extras 2.8 of 52.8
Based on 6 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Western61%

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The Cowboys

 (1972)

The Cowboys Blu-ray offers solid video and mediocre audio in this overall recommended Blu-ray release

John Wayne had brawled bare-knuckle, gunned down desperadoes, fought jungle wars and piloted the skies. But "The Cowboys" gave him one of his juiciest roles as a leather-tough rancher who, deserted by his regular help, hires 11 greenhorn schoolboys for a cattle drive across 400 treacherous miles. When the dust settled, Wayne had given one of his best performances. "In 'The Cowboys,'" Rex Reed wrote, "all the forces that have made him a dominant personality as well as a major screen presence seem to combine. Old Dusty Britches can act." Co-starring the equally memorable Roscoe Lee Browne, Colleen Dewhurst and Bruce Dern. "The Cowboys" is exciting proof.

For more about The Cowboys and the The Cowboys Blu-ray release, see the The Cowboys Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst, Slim Pickens, Sam O'Brien
Director: Mark Rydell

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The Cowboys Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

The Cowboys saddles up on Blu-ray with a solid 1080p, 2.40:1-framed transfer. There is noticeable banding in a few places, particularly during the film's first few moments. After the opening credits, viewers are presented with a fairly grainy, scratchy scene, but the image clears up significantly afterwards. Grain is retained in some scenes, and in others is not noticeable. The image is glossy and clear with nice detail in many scenes. An early interior scene in chapter 4, where Anderson goes to the bar, appears a bit dimmer than the open, sunny scenes that preceded it; but although the image looks slightly softer and offers less in the way of solid detail, it still retains the clean look that the picture captures throughout. Detail is often very nice. Look at the corduroy jacket Anderson wears in chapter 7. It's not remarkable, but it still offers a nice texture and depth that provides a bit of realism in the image, as do the old wooden posts the make up a corral that reveals every knot, crack, and scar. While the film takes on a rather dusty, tan colored palette, various additional colors seen in the film do look sharp. The purple shirt Wil Anderson is often seen wearing is reproduced well, for example. Flesh tones appear a bit rosy, and black levels are solid but not completely inky in every dark scene. The Cowboys offers pleasing visuals sure to impress both newcomers to the film and established fans of the film, of Wayne, and of the genre.


The Cowboys Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  2.5 of 5

The Cowboys presents listeners with a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. There is simply nothing like a classic Western theme, and that's exactly what we have here: some good old, down home, rip-roaring cowboy movie music that sounds fine over the opening credits. If you thought John Williams (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) only composed music for big budget, noisy epics, listen to his score for The Cowboys to gain an entirely new perspective on the composer's range and talent. It lacks just a bit of lifelike definition and fidelity that we would likely hear from a lossless reproduction, but it provides a solid few minutes of sonic entertainment nevertheless, and it screams "Western" through and through. The guitar picking heard in chapter 19 is deep and pure, a fitting, simple theme to a brief cattle drive montage that follows it. The soundtrack is mostly front-heavy, focusing on dialogue in most scenes, and the dialogue is slightly muffled and too low in volume in select scenes. It's never unintelligible, but it could probably stand to be slightly more clear. Various sound effects, such as the mooing of cattle on the drive or the beating of hooves into the earth are reproduced to decent effect across the front. The Cowboys doesn't offer the most dynamic soundtrack, but is does provide a decent enough experience that flows well with the film.


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