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Two More Westerns on Blu-ray Coming Up, Only at Walmart

Posted March 22, 2011 04:45 AM by Juan Calonge

MGMAccording to information from Walmart, the retail giant will exclusively offer two movies from the western genre (one of them from the Aussie variety) on Blu-ray on May 24, both from the MGM/UA library: The Big Country (William Wyler, 1958), starring Gregory Peck, and Quigley Down Under (Simon Winder, 1990), starring Tom Selleck.

No information on specs or special features is available at this time.

Thanks to forum member "larry47591."


Source: Blu-ray.com forum | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

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Blu Doon
  Mar 22, 2011
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Quigley Down Under day one for me

MetalMike666
  Mar 22, 2011
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Quigley Down Under is a big favorite of mine ... great cast, story, and scenery. Hopefully it will look & sound good, but I'll buy it regardless.

Jason Duron
  Mar 22, 2011
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Honestly, Walmart has to do a WHOLE lot more in regards to getting their shit together on the Blu-ray front. Such a disappointing place to shop at for Blu-rays...or anything else for that matter.
firefox213
  Mar 22, 2011
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isn't that the awful truth, jason duron? i can't even remember when i last purchased a blu-ray there. you hear that walmart? get your shit together.

Doctorossi
  Mar 22, 2011
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Wow! The Big Country- I'm impressed! I hope it's a nice new transfer.
discking
  Mar 22, 2011
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"The Big Country" is one of the greatest westerns ever made, probably one of the finest films ever, and way over due for a BD release. The production was fantastic, score, setting, actors, photography, script, direction all outstanding. One can only hope it has upgraded BD sound as well. It so embodies various staple elements of the Westen, in a grand opera form, that it might be easy to take it for granted. But that would be a big mistake. This is right up there with "The Searchers" as a defining example of American mythos.
heroinsmoker
  Mar 22, 2011
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Why should Walmart get their shit together? Let good companies have that business.

ShellOilJunior
  Mar 22, 2011
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Another reason to despise Walmarts.

JHas
  Mar 22, 2011
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I'm jazzed to get as much Tom Selleck as I can on HD, just imagine that moustache in 1080p!!!

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blokhed
  Mar 22, 2011
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Holy cow, these are both awesome movies! I never thought I'd see The Big Country come out on Blu-Ray, and last year when I first watched it I thought, "Boy, these vistas could really benefit from high-def." Awesome news!

BluPix
  Mar 22, 2011
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The Big Country is a fine western with the great Gregory Peck and also with Charlton Heston, who's nice in this. I hope the transfer does the majestic landscapes and cinematography proud. To see it's going blu is a pleasant surprise indeed. I'll order it when it's available at one of the retailers I prefer to do business with (and probably at a lower price).

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repete66211
  Mar 22, 2011
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I'm surprised at how many times I've seen people wish for Quigley on Blu-ray, so I know this will have a pretty good market.

I'm with the others regarding Walmart and Blu-rays. First, they never have any. Second, it takes a lot to get me into one of those stores. Call me a snob, but I'm happy to pay 10% more at Target if it means I don't have to set foot in the world of depression known as Walmart.

Jimmy W
  Mar 22, 2011
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Will be getting The Big Country (William Wyler, 1958)!

Philly Q
  Mar 22, 2011
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Will these be Walmart exclusives on a permanent basis? Pretty frustrating for overseas customers like me, I would love The Big Country on BD (probably get Quigley too, if I could).

PossumPete
  Mar 22, 2011
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^ Probably available on Wal*Mart.com (if they ship overseas). Otherwise, they'll be on ebay.

Jason Duron
  Mar 22, 2011
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Figures someone named Heroine Smoker would be sticking up for Walmart. Where's Meth-Head and Muffin Top at? They love Wal-Mart too!

scaramunga
  Mar 22, 2011
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Cool. How about those James Bond titles MGM and FOX???

kopkiwi
  Mar 22, 2011
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I love these US store specific releases, they are so smart. Great advertising and are an excellent way of increasing the Blu-ray consumer base....

...seriously. Who the hell is in charge of these idiotic decisions?
ilconsigliere
  Mar 22, 2011
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I have read that The Big Country was recently restored in 2007:

http://articles.latimes.com/2007/jun/18/entertainment/et-weekmovie18

So I hope it has this quality On BluRay because I love this film.
hoogoosedmoose41
  Mar 22, 2011
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WHY ISNT THERE ANY WALMARTS IN LIBYA? THERES A TARGET ON EVERY BLOCK!

lobo81865
  Mar 22, 2011
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Quigley Down Under? Heck yeah! First day purchase.

brainofj72
  Mar 22, 2011
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The Big Country on Blu? Awesome! That's pretty unexpected.

PossumPete
  Mar 23, 2011
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According to The Digital Bits, these are online exclusives. Not available in stores????? That can't be right. At least Target exclusives were in their stores.
jaaguir
  Mar 23, 2011
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ilconsigliere, that means nothing. All they say in the article is that they took the original negative and struck a new print. They use the word "restored" but doesn't really look like they did anything. They didn't even correct color fading digitally.

The master for the blu-ray would be a scan of the negative, and then whathever they decided to do on the digital realm. We don't know when or how that master was made. Hopefully it won't be too old.


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