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The Quick and the Dead (Blu-ray Disc, 2009, Canadian; French)

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Movie synopsis
Sharon Stone stars as Ellen, a beautiful gunslinger with a cloudy past. She arrives in the town of Redemption with a bone to pick, namely with one John Herod (Gene Hackman, BONNIE AND CLYDE, THE ROYAL TENNENBAUMS), with whom she shares a shady history. Ellen signs up for the annual quick-draw contest, which awards $230,000 to the winner, but her real motivation is revenge. Raimi incorporates beautiful photography and camerawork, and surprising new twists to the familiar spaghetti Western tropes, breathing new life into the genre.

Product Details
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Film Country: USA
  • UPC: 043396329515

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Format:Blu-ray Disc

Director:Sam Raimi
Leading Role:Sharon Stone
eBay Product ID: EPID74225416

Editorial reviews

"...Notably bizarre effects and superb surround-stereo..."
USA Today - Mike Clark (02/10/1995)

"...Raimi's tasy homage to spaghetti-Western maestro Sergio Leone -- spiced with Raimi's offbeat humor -- goes down pretty easily..."
Entertainment Weekly - Ed Hulse (08/18/1995)

"...DiCaprio has fun..."
Variety - Todd McCarthy (02/13/1995)

"...Ms. Stone's presence nicely underscores the genre-bending tactics of Sam Raimi..."
New York Times - Janet Maslin (02/10/1995)

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Created: 10/29/06

The Quick and the Dead (1998, DVD) STONE IS SUPERB

Hackman plays the villain John Herod who bullies the town folk, takes their livelihood, so of course he owns the town.

Herod takes the town folks money, What does the town get? "IT GETS TO LIVE"
Russell Crowe "Cort" plays a Man Of God who rode with Herod in his young years.

Sharon Stone plays "The Lady" who rides into town seeking revenge for the death of her father,
Herod hands Stone a gun ( she was a child ) tells her "shoot the rope, and your Daddy can live"! "Remember Daddy will always love you" Sinise tells her his last words.

Herod starts up a gun fight, winner takes all "cash was the prize".
Last man standing advances to the next round.
Then it was fight to the death! Advance to the next round if you live......

Herod draws "The Kid" his own son he never loved nor claimed.

Stone is determined to kill Herod,as the Kid died in her arms.

"You would fight your own son she snarls with hatred in her eyes"

Herod response ....he never proved he was mine, he was just a farmer that claimed he was.....

Great Actors in this but....Stone steals the show, she is tough and beautiful at the same time, whoever remarked Sharon Stone can't act, is dead wrong!!

This is a superb modern version of a western. The acting is very good and believable.

Cast includes Gene Hackman, Russel Crow, Sharon Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio and Gary Sinise.

Dislikes?? None from myself, AWESOME MOVIE! Wish all movies were like this one! A Good Movie is few and far between these days. Buy it or rent it if you can find it somewhere!! As for myself still have the VHS Copy, Says it all...

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Created: 03/09/10

"Terrific Western!"

Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio
star in Sam Raimi's 1995 western. A female gunslinger enters a
quick-draw contest to get revenge on a sadistic mayor. Sharon
is great in this and Gene is wonderful as usual as the villain.
This dvd has decent picture and sound, but only a trailer. Get
this terrific western.

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Created: 10/15/06

The quick and the dead

Gene Hackman plays the evil John Herod who not only runs this Western town but also owns it. Everyone plays by his rules or they die.
A young Russell Crowe plays a now preacher who used to run with Herod's gang of bandits.
Sharon Stone plays "The Lady" who rides into town seeking revenge for the death of her father, which happened when she was a child.
Herod starts up a gun tournament. You get to move on if you live......

This is an excellent modern day version of a western. The acting is all very good and very believable.
All star cast includes Gene Hackman, Russle Crow, Sharon Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio and Gary Sinise.
A must have for your western DVD collection.

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Created: 01/02/07

Wild West from a female's view- finally!

Sharon Stone plays a great part in this one! Actually so does Russel Crow, Gene Hackman, Leonardo DiCaprio... need I say more? Ok, so I have to say more. This is the story of a young woman (Stone) who grew up in the Wild West and was traumatized when, as a little girl, her father was killed. Stone spends her adult years (those that we know about) as a gun-slinging rebel, searching out the man (Hackman) she holds responsible for her father's death. Stone finds Hackman in a powerful position, running a gunfighter contest and takes the opportunity to exact her revenge.

An interesting storyline unfolds, interwining the lives of the four main characters in a complex way. Many surprises arise throughout this movie, and it is packed full of typical old-west action. Stone, of course, sleeps with one of her competitors; however, props to the director for being tasteful and not showing typical Stone sex scenes.

This movie is a favorite of mine. Q&D offers a refreshing perspective on the classic gunslinger movies with an original script and top-notch acting, but still gives enough action to placate the die-hard gunslinger fans.

GUYS: this is the ONLY gunslinger movie you are OK to make your girlfriends watch, you will BOTH enjoy this one!

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Created: 12/30/12

The Quick and the Dead

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Ellen, an unknown female gunslinger rides into a small, dingy and depressing prairie town with a secret as to her reason for showing up. Shortly after her arrival, a local preacher, Cort, is thrown through the saloon doors while townfolk are signing up for a gun competition. The pot is a huge sum of money and the only rule: that you follow the rules of the man that set up the contest, Herod. Herod is also the owner, leader, and "ruler" of the town. Seems he's arranged this little gun-show-off so that the preacher,who use to be an outlaw and rode with Herod will have to fight again. Cort refuses to ever use a gun to kill again and Herod, acknowledging Cort as one of the best, is determined to alter this line of thinking, even if it gets someone killed. This movie uses lot's of ingredients used in classic westerns. It does it in a fun way but it doesn't spoof the classic westerns in any way and it never becomes humorous or a parody that makes fun of the genre. This movie is filled with some unusual but great Sam Raimi like cinematography and tricks. Enjoy and pay attention to the story. It is just entertainment.

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