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As the first authorized DVD release of the John Wayne/Maureen O'Hara-starring comedy McLintock! (1963), the image and sound on this disc literally run circles around every competing unauthorized DVD that preceded it. The letterboxed image (2.35:1) is unique to this disc and is the first proper presentation that the Panavision Western has had since it left theaters in early 1964, and it looks amazingly sharp and crisp; the colors have been captured in especially vivid terms, and that goes double for Maureen ...
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Overview

As the first authorized DVD release of the John Wayne/Maureen O'Hara-starring comedy McLintock! (1963), the image and sound on this disc literally run circles around every competing unauthorized DVD that preceded it. The letterboxed image (2.35:1) is unique to this disc and is the first proper presentation that the Panavision Western has had since it left theaters in early 1964, and it looks amazingly sharp and crisp; the colors have been captured in especially vivid terms, and that goes double for Maureen O'Hara's red hair and the gowns that she wears in many of her scenes. Additionally, the sound quality is incomparably better than any competing edition, right down to the light-hearted folk-style number, "Love in the Country," that plays over the credits. The chapter encoding is generous as well, and to top it off Paramount and the Wayne estate have loaded this release up with a ton of extras, in part to help distinguish it from the unauthorized competing versions (the movie's copyright was accidentally allowed to lapse at the end of 1991, which is why the Wayne estate doesn't have control of its distribution). It is with the supplemental materials that the release gets a little more uneven, however. The main attraction among the bonus features is an audio commentary track featuring Leonard Maltin, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne, Stefanie Powers, the late Michael Wayne, Michael Pate, director Andrew V. McLaglen, and film scholar Frank Thompson. The comments by the actors and other participants are consistently interesting and entertaining enough -- although O'Hara was much more informative in her own book, Herself, and is better in her on-camera interview segments, in a separate part of the supplementary section -- and the account of John Ford's arrival on the set at one point is especially welcome. However, Maltin and Thompson seem to just be talking to fill holes, without being truly informative or flexing too many intellectual or analytical muscles by actually thinking about and taking a long hard look at the script or the participants. Indeed, it's as though because most of the movie has the tone and texture of a light-hearted Western romp, they don't want to apply too much in the way of thought to it. They keep treating the movie as though it really isn't that important in John Wayne's output, and ignore or overlook various serious elements of the screenplay -- including its politics -- not to mention the serious undertone of the story. Yes, it's a slapstick comedy on one level, and can be viewed that way, as Maltin and Thompson keep reminding us ad nauseam, but it's also a story about aging and coming to terms with one's own mortality, and it was no accident that the film's production coincided with the recent or impending departures from this life of many members of the John Wayne (and John Ford) stock companies. The movie also coincided with a turn in Wayne's health that led to a diagnosis of cancer, which he did beat at the time. All of this gets overlooked along with the autumnal theme that runs through the entire movie, and Maltin and Thompson also pass up numerous opportunities to tell us more about some of the Wayne film alumni who are present, some of whom had very long and very colorful histories (most notably screenwriter James Edward Grant). So their talk is a superficial waste of time and energy, surrounded by some worthwhile recollections of the surviving participants in the production. The other supplementary materials range from the fun and occasionally informative to the just plain silly, including a short featurette on the corset. Much better -- in fact, the best part of the bonus features -- is a 12-minute short in which Maureen O'Hara and Stefanie Powers recall their work on the movie and their impressions of John Wayne and company. Powers compares the interaction she saw as a young actress between Wayne and O'Hara with what she believes she achieved with Robert Wagner on Hart to Hart. As with other releases in this group of movies from the Wayne estate, we get a history of Batjac, the production company that Wayne founded, this time presented as a memorial to Wayne's eldest son Michael, who produced McLintock! and ran the company for many years. It's all woven together around an easy-to-use menu, and enjoyable and informative, as far as these features are allowed to go by their participants.
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Special Features

Introduction by Leonard Maltin; commentary by Maureen O'Hara, Stefanie Powers, Michael Pate, Michael Wayne, director Andrew McLaglen, Maltin and Western historian Frank Thompson; Interview - Maureen O'Hara and Stefanie Powers Remember; Featurette "The Batjac Story, Part 2 - The Legacy of Michael Wayne"; Featurette "A Good Ole' Fashioned Fight"; Featurette "The Corset: Don't Leave Home Without It"; Original Theatrical Trailer; Batjac Teaser; Rare Archival Photo Gallery
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Bruce Eder
McLintock! is one of the most popular of John Wayne's movies, but it is also one of the most hated among critics and certain segments of the filmgoing audience. It pushes wildly divergent sets of buttons in different viewers, a reflection of the fact that it's a deceptively complex film. McLintock! is, on its face, a Western comedy, but it also falls in among that handful of more overtly "political" films that Wayne made, such as The Green Berets and Big Jim McLain, and additionally, resounds with echoes of his screen work with director John Ford indeed, Ford even showed up to direct for a couple of days when the official director, Andrew V. McLaglen, fell ill. The film is a difficult one for fans of the actor to watch without feeling deep pangs of nostalgia at every turn. The first hour of McLintock! is structured very similarly to the openings of the three movies in the so-called "cavalry trilogy" -- She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Fort Apache, and Rio Grande -- that Wayne made with John Ford, with a leisurely but carefully delineated look at the characters and their inter-relationships. Its plot has echoes of both Ford's The Quiet Man and Rio Grande, dealing with courtship between two tempestuous personalities and the estrangement of a husband and wife, with an offspring between them. Mostly, however, McLintock is about age and impending mortality and what these things do to even the strongest of men. Wayne had previously essayed two roles of this type -- in Red River as a man driven to violence by his inability, with time and age, to control the events around him, and in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, as a cavalry officer in the twilight of his career. McLintock! is a lighter film with a somewhat similar role at its center for the actor. The whole movie is filled with reminders that the circle of longtime friends surrounding Wayne was narrowing, as surely as the one surrounding G.W. McLintock. In 1963, however, reviewers who disagreed with Wayne's politics couldn't get past the movie's digs at big government or the character of the fatuous territorial governor Cuthbert H. Humphrey, a nasty swipe at Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, who was then a living symbol of liberal government. As a result, many critics can't abide the movie's paternalistic attitude toward women or its generally conservative vision of right and wrong. Even in its overt politicking, however, McLintock! is more even-handed than it is often given credit for being -- the first act of violence depicted in the movie shows G.W. McLintock breaking up the lynching of a Native American; and McLintock, in deciding what will happen to his property after his death, arranges to leave his ranch to the government, to turn into a national park so that no one will cut down the trees and spoil the land. As surprising as it is in all of these ways, McLintock! isn't a perfect movie, to be sure -- at least one musical number could have been dropped, and the script is a little sloppy here and there -- but it's essential viewing in understanding the final evolution of Wayne's screen persona.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/2005
  • UPC: 097368876248
  • Original Release: 1963
  • Rating:

  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Wide Screen
  • Time: 2:07:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,020

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne George Washington McLintock
Maureen O'Hara Katherine McLintock
Yvonne de Carlo Louise Warren
Patrick Wayne Devlin Warren
Stefanie Powers Becky McLintock
Jack Kruschen Jake Birnbaum
Chill Wills Drago
Jerry Van Dyke Matt Douglas, Jr.
Edgar Buchanan Bunny Dull
Bruce Cabot Ben Sage
Perry Lopez Davey Elk
Michael Pate Puma
Strother Martin Agard
Gordon Jones Matt Douglas
Robert Lowery Governor Cuthbert H. Humphrey
H.W. Gim Ching
Aissa Wayne Alice Warren
Chuck Roberson Sheriff Lord
Hal Needham Carter
Pedro Gonzales Carlos
Hank Worden Curly Butler
Leo Gordon Jones
Ralph Volkie Oldtimer in saloon
Danny Borzage Loafer
John Stanley Running Buffalo
Mari Blanchard Camille
Edward Faulkner Young Ben Sage
Bob Steele Train engineer
Big John Hamilton Fauntleroy
Technical Credits
Andrew V. McLaglen Director
C. Frank Beetson Jr. Costumes/Costume Designer
William H. Clothier Cinematographer
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
Frank De Vol Score Composer
James Edward Grant Screenwriter
Eddie Imazu Production Designer
Otho Lovering Editor
Webb Overlander Makeup
Ann Peck Costumes/Costume Designer
Hal Pereira Production Designer
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Michael Wayne Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- McLintock!
1. A Fine Morning
2. A Discreet Discussion
3. New Employees
4. The Mistress Returns
5. A Date With Birnbaum
6. A Whole Mess of Trouble
7. Welcome Home Rebecca!
8. Fighting for a Dance
9. McLintock's Philosophy
10. Becky's Spanking
11. The Comanche Hearing
12. Down the Hatch!
13. 4th of July Rodeo
14. Puma's Raid
15. Settling Affairs
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Menu

Disc #1 -- McLintock!
   Introduction by Leonard Maltin
   Play
   Set Up
      Audio Options: English 5.1 Surround
      Audio Options: English Mono
      Audio Options: Commentary by Leonard Maltin, Frank Thompson, Maureen O'Hara, Stefanie Powers, Michael Pate, Michael Wayne and Andrew McLaglen
      Subtitle Options: English
      Subtitle Options: None
   Special Features
      Commentary by Leonard Maltin, Frank Thompson, Maureen O'Hara, Stefanie Powers, Michael Pate, Michael Wayne and Andrew McLaglen
      The Making of McLintock!
         The Batjac Story Part 2: The Legacy of Michael Wayne
         Maureen O'Hara and Stefanie Powers Remember McLintock!
         A Good Ol' Fashioned Fight
         Play All
      The Corset: Don't Leave Home Without One!
      2 Minute Fight School
      Photo Gallery
      Original Theatrical Trailer
      Batjac Teaser
      Previews
   Scene Selection
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Chemistry at its Finest

    What a great movie! By the time this was made, John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara had made several films together and you can just SEE the chemistry that comes from being friends. They take on each other toe-to-toe from beginning to end, and the entire supporting cast is along for the ride. The one disappointment with this is the subplot, which mostly gets buried and could have had so much more opportunity. But if wild romantic comedy mixed with good ol' boy shoot 'em up Westerns is your idea of a good time, jump on board the stage, folks...McClintock! delivers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Widescreen, Beautifully Restored

    The other reviews before mine were written before this movie was released on 11 Oct. Barnes & Noble have the wrong tech info for this movie. Look closely at the pic and you will see Widescreen , second line from the top. I bought this movie today, and it is true widescreen and has been beautifully restored, the colors are awesome. The many xtras are truly wonderful, Maureen O'Hara gives many comments about the picture. Plus many other surprizes. This movie is released from the Wayne family and is finally, truly a great viewing experience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    I LOVED this movie when I was younger. I'm only 15, so most people I know don't understand me when I tell them what my all time favorite movie is. This is it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FUNNY!

    I thought I wouldn't really like this movie, but I ended up loving it. I thought it was sooooooo funny and John Wayne was great in his roll. I'm not a big fan of old western movies but I loved this one. I recommend this movie to anyone who loves comedy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie, Poor DVD

    I have always loved the movie McLintock, but the DVD quality is very poor. Filled with blurry scenes and lines down the middle of the picture I was disappointed with the production. And the pan and scan feature does not do the movie any justice. They should have made it available in wide screen to prevent faces from being cut in half by the edge of the screen while they talk. Over all, the entire movie is still very enjoyable, as long as you don't pay to close attention to the image quality. I would suggest that every John Wayne lover see this movie. They one unexpected pleasure was the few liner note that include interesting facts about the film and its stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    John Wayne & Maureen O'Hara in one of their Finest Performances

    McLintock! Rocks - It is the finest work done by John Wayne & Maureen O'Hara since The Quiet Man. Their chemistry is explosive. Also special mentions to a bumbling and very funny Jerry Van Dyke,a very handsome Patrick Wayne,and Michael Wayne as the Director. I never thought a Spanking could be so much fun. HAHAHA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pan and Scan

    There are two companies that release this title and both have blown it by only offering Pan and Scan. Hollywood should forbid this butchering of movies, or at least provide a choice! Two stars, only for the movie, not the DVD.

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