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Tombstone

(DVD - 2002 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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After success cleaning up Dodge City, Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone, Arizona, and wishes to get rich in obscurity. He meets his brothers there, as well as his old friend Doc Holliday. A band of outlaws that call themselves The Cowboys are causing problems in the region with various acts of random violence, and inevitably come into confrontation with Holliday and the Earps, which leads to a shoot-out at the OK Corral.
Title: Tombstone
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2002]
Edition: Director's cut widescreen format
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (134 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Hollywood Pictures ; Cinergi Productions ; producers, Sean Daniel, James Jacks, Bob Misiorowski ; writer, Kevin Jarre ; director, George P. Cosmatos
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Special features: production featurettes: "An ensemble cast", "Making an authentic Western" and "The gunfight at the OK Corral"; audio commentary by director George Cosmatos; Tombstone timeline; the Tombstone epitaph; director's original storyboards: OK Corral sequence; DVD-ROM: Faro at the Oriental, game of chance
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1993
Summary: After success cleaning up Dodge City, Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone, Arizona, and wishes to get rich in obscurity. He meets his brothers there, as well as his old friend Doc Holliday. A band of outlaws that call themselves The Cowboys are causing problems in the region with various acts of random violence, and inevitably come into confrontation with Holliday and the Earps, which leads to a shoot-out at the OK Corral.
ISBN: 0788829777
Branch Call Number: DVD Western TOMBSTONE
Credits: Director of photography, William A. Fraker ; editors, Harvey Rosenstock, Roberto Silvi, Frank J. Urioste ; music, Bruce Broughton.
Performers: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton.
System Details: DVD, DTS 5.1 digital surround sound/Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Other Language: Closed-captioned; French and Spanish subtitles
Subject Headings: Tombstone (Ariz.) History 19th century Drama Frontier and pioneer life Arizona Tombstone Drama Violence Arizona Tombstone History 19th century Drama Holliday, John Henry, 1851-1887 Drama Earp, Wyatt, 1848-1929 Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Western films
Feature films
Topical Term: Frontier and pioneer life
Violence
Publisher No: 23118 Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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It's not supposed to be a spoofy western, but that's exactly what it feels like to me. It cracks me up every time.


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Jan 13, 2014
  • lasertravis rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My favorite western. Great characters with great lines. Great action sequences. Looks the part 100% and excels as a period piece. It is possible you would like this movie even if you don't care for westerns. Its that good. Kilmer steals scenes as Doc Holiday.

Jun 14, 2013
  • CharlesPonzi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An excellent and outstanding historically accurate western film. Probably the best film about the Old West ever made. 7 Stars rating!

Apr 09, 2013
  • epurys rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Probably one of my favorite western films. Kilmer has some of the best lines that can be difficult to catch first time around (but well worth the rewind to hear what he said exactly). Reportedly those were Holiday's last words, though it can't be verified since apparently no one was around to hear them (run that through your head a second time, then tell me if it makes any sense).

Mar 02, 2013
  • eyeball rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

While it threatens to dip into fantasy once or twice and has a few lines of achingly bad dialogue, Tombstone ranks as one of cinema's greatest westerns.

The highlight of the movie, for me, is the relationship between Doc Holliday and Johnny Ringo (played to the hilt by Val Kilmer and Michael Biehn, respectively,) in particular the fascinating "latin duel" scene and, later, their chilling final confrontation.

Feb 26, 2013
  • iantonia rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I frankly wished there was more of Val Kilmer in the movie overall. He alone carried the movie for me. He gives a very solid performance and his character has just become one of my favorite ever. Doc needs his own sequel for sure.
All in all, the movie does get slow at times but it's still worth a watch. I found the Earp brothers are interesting though I frankly did not buy into Wyatt's love story. In conclusion, I am not a western fan and I did not become one after this but this is a good movie that I enjoyed very much and that I readily recommend.

Jul 05, 2012
  • de_grammont rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of my favorite westerns. A fairly accurate portrayal of the events that occurred in Tombstone, AZ. Interestingly, you can visit several of the places in the film as they're still standing in Tombstone today.

Jun 07, 2012
  • Keogh rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Exceptional western with a good cast and pacing. Russell and Kilmer play Wyatt and Doc well, and Sam Elliott is a nicely cast Virgil Earp. It doesn't quite match up to the Costner version, which I consider a superior film, but still well worth seeing.

Feb 04, 2012
  • rosstr100 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I love a good western, unfortunately they can't seem to make good ones anymore. I liked this movie a lot even though it was slow in some places. Liked Val Kilmer's performance but had questions. The ending was kind a let down for me. I watched it after with the director's commentary and it cleared up some questions for me. Wasn't aware that Kevin Costner was originally attached but left for creative differences regarding the direction of the movie. He went on to do Wyatt Earp with Lawrence Kasdan which was trashed by reviewers. The commentary explains many questions I had and this movie was based on true life facts of the Earps and Doc Holliday which I found quite interesting. Also to note, direct desendant of the Earps was in the movie also. Well worth watching.

Love this movie. It's a great western.

Sep 15, 2011
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Great Western

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Apr 02, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Apr 02, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

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Apr 02, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Jan 31, 2013
  • iantonia rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Doc Holliday: "I'm your huckleberry."

Apr 02, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Wyatt Earp: [to Ike Clanton] You die first, get it? Your friends might get me in a rush, but not before I make your head into a canoe, you understand me?

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Apr 02, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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