SilveradoDirector: Lawrence Kasdan
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Silverado has been given a treatment on DVD that restores some of the excitement and grandeur of its classic Western roots that was lost on video. So that the image would not be cropped by pan-and-scan, Lawrence Kasdan shot the film full-frame, then matted the image to a 2.35:1 "scope" ratio. This technique allowed the film to have an epic widescreen feel in theaters before it was opened up to its full-frame image on video, but caused a few problems on DVD. Initially released in a 1.85:1 ratio, the discs had to be corrected (corrected discs bear the serial number "04281") so that the film could be shown in its proper 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen ratio. Silverado has much more impact in a theatrical aspect ratio, the New Mexico landscapes absolutely stunning. Also of note on the disc is an extensive "making of" featurette. Running about 45 minutes in length, the documentary has time to go into detail, making it about as valuable as a commentary track for the film. The original theatrical trailer is also included. In its correct widescreen format, Silverado regains some of its original glory on DVD.
This movie is more sophisticated and complicated than the Westerns of my childhood, and it is certainly better looking and better acted. But it has the same spirit; it awards itself the carefree freedom of the Western myth itself...Silverado is the work of Lawrence Kasdan, the man who wrote Raiders of the Lost Ark, and it has some of the same reckless brilliance about it.
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Cast & Crew
|Roy Arbogast||Special Effects|
|Bruce Broughton||Score Composer|
|William Elliott||Production Designer|
|Michael Grillo||Executive Producer|
|Mark Kasdan||Associate Producer,Screenwriter|
|Rick Kline||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Anne McCulley||Set Decoration/Design|
|Donald O. Mitchell||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Charles Okun||Executive Producer|
|Arthur Jeph Parker||Set Decoration/Design|
|Ida Random||Production Designer|
|Kristi Zea||Costumes/Costume Designer|
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This is a Western made for everyone who loves Westerns. John Wayne would be proud. Simple values; good wins out over evil, crime doesn't pay. The Plot and characters are typical, but the blending of terrific actors and a screenplay including a bit of a ''wink'' to the western lovers make it anything but typical. It's perfect. Looking for a good movie to share with the kids or if you want to feel like a kid sitting in the balcony on Saturday morning... SILVERADO is a great bet.
I wouldn't know, I ordered this over a month ago and have never recieved it!
This is one of the best modern westerns ever made. It was made at a time when everyone thought the westerns were dead. It has great stars, great script and cinematography. It's got plenty of action, laughs and even a little romance. A classic movie made by a classic director.
I'm not a huge Western fan, but I love this movie. It has a cast of now popular actors: Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Scott Glenn, Brian Dennehy, and probably others that I've forgotten, all when they were really young. This is such a good guy vs. bad guy movie that we all love. Our characters all join together and, of course, beat the bad guys, although not easily and not without sad casualties. It's a really good western, made so mostly by the talent of Kevin Kline in the lead role, plus the other actors who have gone on to become great. Lots of humor in this one too.
I loved the young Kevin! Great story line mixed with great action. A must see.