Olive Films have revealed that they are planning to bring to Blu-ray director John Ford's The Quiet Man (1952), starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara and Barry Fitzgerald. Recently restored in 4K from the original nitrate negative, the film will be available for purchase in January, 2013.
Printed Booklet: Joseph McBride on The Quiet Man (15 to 20 pages)
Adapted from his biography: Searching For John Ford
The Making of The Quiet Man (28 minutes, 1992)
Written and hosted by Leonard Maltin – Includes interviews with Michael Wayne, Toni Wayne LaCara and Andrew V. McLaglen
Vanscottie, if you own the DVD, you know it's got the ugliest transfer in the history of good movies on DVD. No hyperbole. If you even remotely like the movie, "4K restoration" should have perked you up. I guess you don't like the movie.
yes finally !!!!!! thank you olive !! i knew it was comming as soon as i bought rio grande. can't wait !! old republic dvd was terrible quality. i sold it long ago. 4k sounds great ! i'm sure it will be a 100% improvement. cover looks excellent. nice artwork. hope it has slipcase like my other olive classics. rio grande, johnny guitar, high noon, invasion of the body snatchers. thanks olive keep up the great work !!!!!
Splendid artwork! Can't wait to own this. Very happy with my other 2 Olive purchases (High Noon and Invasion of the Body Snatchers '56). Very happy they are including the making-of hosted by Maltin on this (just like they did for High Noon's release).
I am again frustrated that only Olive is issuing films that I was longing to get back in high quality video (Quiet Man is surely one of the worst looking DVDs ever), but the studio neglects to make the decision to issue subtitles. While these are not so important to many people, they are radically essential to me and my family. I have already declined to buy two of Olive releases, which were important to my collection and it seems that I am on the verge of declining yet another one!
Can't wait to see red-haired Maureen O'Hara appear herding her sheep in restored 1080p! It's about time the Queen of Technicolor and The Duke were presented properly in this magical film. I own the book about the making of this film (The Complete Guide to the Quiet Man, by Des McHale). Time to re-read it and then pop in the Blu-ray on day one.