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Tombstone

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7.82 h 9 min1993X-RayR
Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday team up at the O.K. Corral.
Directors
George P. Cosmatos
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Kurt RussellVal KilmerMichael Biehn
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WesternRomanceDrama
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Goerge P. CosmatosJames JacksSean DanielBob MisiorowskiKevin JarreHollywood PicturesBill PaxtonJason PriestleyMichael RookerCharlton HestonDADTV
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Sean DanielJon Tenney
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Walt Disney Pictures
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R (Restricted)
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Joseph and LeannReviewed in the United States on June 19, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Terrible picture quality in blu ray version
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Purchased this blu-ray thinking that I would finally be able to watch one of my favorite movies (and the best western ever made) in the highest quality resolution available, only to discover that the video quality is absolutely and utterly terrible. Most of the reviews listed are mixed between the Amazon Video version and the DVD version, both of which provide decent picture quality for the media format that they are, but I was expecting much better from the blu ray version and was sorely disappointed.

To be more specific: many of the colors and contrasts in nearly every scene seem visibly worse than they were in the dvd version of the film. I had to alter all the settings on my 4k tv to have things appear tolerable and I was barely able to make it through the film. Just prepare yourself for a sub-par quality if you do decide to buy this version. I'll be crossing my fingers that they someday release a remastered version of this in 4k. I honestly don't know who edited this version but they should be fired ten times over.
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Mike BReviewed in the United States on November 7, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolute Classic, one of the best ever!
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This is the best western of this type ever made, where it takes place more in town with gunslingers, outlaws, gamblers, saloon gambling, etc. The acting by Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer is not just good, it's great, and the rest of the cast is top notch. It is absolutely amazing that Val Kilmer didn't even get nominated for and academy award for his performance. This western really only deals with the time Wyatt Earp and his brothers along with Doc Holliday were in Tombstone, and shortly before and shortly after they left. The gunfight at the OK corral is very close to way it actually happened, no other movie with that gunfight scene in it is even close. They say there were witnesses to the fact, that towards the end of the shootout which didn't last long, Doc Holliday actually did say something along the lines "If you do your a daisy" when one of the cowboys said "I got you now" and Holliday shoots him dead. The action starts from the opening scenes and continues on through the movie, I can't think of one boring minute in the film, and the Earp vendetta ride is fantastic. This movie is dozens of times better than any other movie ever made about Tombstone and the gunfight at the OK Corral, and even if westerns are not your thing, this is a classic that you should see. It's also far closer historically than any other movie about Tombstone and the OK Corral.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on May 9, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Classic
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This is probably the most entertaining western ever made. Truly a classic. Kurt Russell gives his best acting performance as Wyatt Earp. This movie was made in 1993 and will likely never achieve the critical acclaim it deserves. It’s the type of movie that truly separates and divides professional movie critics and the movie-viewing public. In short, this story is about Wyatt coming to Tombstone with his brothers (and their wives) to settle down and put lawman days behind him. Unfortunately, Tombstone just won’t let that happen; a local gang (The Cowboys) on the loose, local law enforcement doesn’t make anything their problem, a crooked poker dealer ripping off the casino and bar.

What makes this film superior to other westerns is the depth of the story and the realistic performances of the cast: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Michael Biehn, Sam Elliott, Billy Bob Thornton, Bill Paxton, Billy Zane, even Charlton Heston. Even supporting roles whether major or minor are carefully crafted and played to perfection. While not necessarily intentional, this movie has fun pieces for everyone: western action, romance, lust, comedy, 1 liners, friendship, regret, self-discovery, addiction, and family. Also, the director seems to have paid close attention or done heave research on period accuracy in costume, language, and props. From what I can tell, it all holds accurate. Particularly, the firearms and scripting used throughout the film.
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Winterbill: Ed PawleyReviewed in the United States on May 21, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
A modern western classic. Never gets old.
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Being born in 1968, and having a brother who's seen every western ever made, I have seen most all of them too. This is one of my favorites, along with 'Shane.' This is amazing, because this is a modern movie. I didn't know Hollywood still had it in them.
I've read some critics who say this wasn't historically accurate enough for them, preferring Kevin Costner's 'Earp.' I've seen both and I'll take Tombstone every day of the week and twice on Sunday. It just has it all: great cast, soundtrack, story, direction, and it doesn't ever bore. It's just an all around great movie western.
I can't count how many times I've seen it, but it will be watched again, I promise. It never gets old. A classic.
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minnesota readerReviewed in the United States on October 8, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
One Gunfight after another. Pure action. A cast of stars.
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This is the iconic Western classic that started a new generation of Western films. Much imitated, but never equaled.
The movie begins with a combat scene. A gang of organized thugs known as the "cowboys", bedecked with their uniform red sashes, attack a wedding party in Mexico. They murder the groom, a Mexican Federale, rape his bride, And murder most of the wedding guests. To add further insult, they help themselves to the wedding feast. Meanwhile, in Tombstone, A jaded Wyatt Earp has hung up his guns and arrives With his brothers, with the goal of making their fortune in the Western boomtown. The lawlessness of the boomtown shocks even Wyatt and his brothers, and they quickly move to Reestablish Law & Order. In the process of becoming settled Wyatt Earp makes the acquaintance of a stunningly beautiful actress. This creates a conflict with Wyatt's self-appointed "bride", Who is prone to unpredictable behavior because of her opium addiction. I'm going to break off right here, and let you watch the movie. Let's just say there's plenty of action, and plenty of romance. The fact that it is based on a true story serves to make it more interesting. Enjoy :-)
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DonReviewed in the United States on January 26, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Wyatt Earp, et al, at their Cinematic Worst
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As compared to Kevin Costner's stoic portrayal of one the best lawmen of the Old West, Kirk Russell's schmaltzy portrayal of Wyatt was contrary to what has been written about him, particularly when Wyatt interacts with his brothers. If anyone did justice to their character portrayal it was Val Kilmer as the sickly, yet lethal Doc Holliday. Kilmer is believable - Russell is not.

Aside from some "on" and very "off" character impersonations, the movie's sequences do poorly with respect to the historic timeline in Tombstone between 1879 and 1882. One such error is glaringly apparent when Wyatt arrives in Tombstone and encounters Sheriff Behan, who introduces himself as the 'Sheriff of Cochise County.' When the Earps first arrived in Tombstone, they did not all arrive simultaneously (as portrayed in "Tombstone"); also Cochise County had not yet been carved out of neighboring Pima County, Arizona Territory.

As for the death of Johnny Ringo, it took extreme literary license to have him shot in a face-to-face duel with Doc Holliday. If the writers had done their research, Ringo would have been seen in the latter half of Tombstone of putting his own gun to his head and eating his last squeeze of the trigger.

If anything, Kirk Russell might have been a more believable Wyatt Earp had the movie's writers had adhered to the real story of what the Earps (and Holliday) did/didn't do (while in Tombstone) and the actual chronologic events. There are many reputable books on the Earp history, but the writers of Tombstone apparently didn't bother reading any of them.

If it weren't for Kilmer's Doc Holliday portrayal, I give this movie a half-star.
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Richard J. EstepReviewed in the United States on December 29, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Arguably the greatest western of all time
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For afficionados of the western genre, Tombstone is a must-have. More economical than Kevin Costner’s bloated, watered-down telling of the Earp family saga, this is one hell of a ride. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know the plot. Legendary lawman Wyatt Earp and his brothers set up shop in the town of Tombstone, Arizona; it isn’t long before they clash with the local gang, the ubiquitous “Cowboys.” Things go from bad to worse in a hurry, culminating in the infamous gunfight at the OK Corral. That’s not where the movie ends, though, as Wyatt and his friend ‘Doc’ Holliday embark on an all-out mission of vengeance intended to wipe out the Cowboys once and for all.

Despite having been made in 1993, in many ways, this hearkens back to the golden age of the Western (albeit with more blood). The cast, led by Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, is uniformly excellent, as is the script and the lavish production. The movie barely puts a foot wrong, taking plenty of time to tell the story but never outstaying its welcome. When the dust settles and the credits roll, Tombstone is a satisfying ride that looks great on Blu-Ray (yes, there’s some film grain, but remember this was shot 25 years ago). It’s available for a great price, less than $10 at the time of writing, and it’s worth every cent. Tombstone belongs on the shelf of every fan of the western.
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Leo HottReviewed in the United States on January 26, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
My favorite movie to cover the shoot out at the O.K. coral & the men envolved!!!!
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While I have heard some contention over how historically accurate this movie is I am sure everyone can agree that the small details are forever lost. I find this version is historically accurate enough for me because whatever it may lack in historical accuracy it makes up for it in accurately portraying the personalities of the larger than life people involved. While the small details may be forever lost there is no lack of information recorded about these men, enough to get the feeling the actors in " Tombstone" did a good job portraying the personalities of these men compared to volumes of documentary's relaying their personalities From everything I have studied about " Doc Holiday" he was more villain than hero leaving in his wake a multitude of dead men & it appeared that " Doc Holiday" did not have a preferred method for dealing death because the cause of death of the men left in his wake ranged from pistol duels, blunt force trauma, excessive stabbing, shot gun blasts & even a unfortunate card player that lived just long enough to watch his intestines pile up around his feet...I guess its not hard to figure out it was much better to be " Doc Holidays" friend because his enemies sure didn't live long!!! As for Wyatt Earp & his brothers I think this film does a good job relaying their personalities. Since this is a movie & not a historical documentary I feel comfortable saying it succeeds in telling the story of some of history's true characters in a fun & entertaining way! Wyatt Earp is after all one of the very few so called " Gunslingers" from the old west to live to a old age!!! Unfortunately the truth about Wyatt Earp & Doc Holiday is the only time they were not outlaws is when they had a badge to protect their deeds.
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