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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Quigley Down Under Blu-Ray Review

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Quigley Down Under Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: Tom Selleck gives the boldest performance of his career in this "new style, revisionist western with the panoramic scope of a movie epic" (Los Angeles Times). Fierce gunfights, forbidding landscapes, breakneck chases-all hallmarks of the classic western-are reinvented in this hard-pounding actioner that "revitalizes the genre" and comes out "a sure winner" (The Hollywood Reporter). Arriving in Australia with nothing more than a saddle and his prized six-foot Sharps rifle, American sharpshooter Matthew Quigley thinks he's been hired to kill off wild dogs. But when he realizes,instead, that his mission is murder - to "eliminate" the Aborigines from a wealthy cattle baron's land - Quigley refuses and quickly turns from hunter to hunted. Forced to wage a savage war against his former employer, Quigley proves that no one gets the best of a steely-eyed American gunfighter - no one, that is, except the mysterious beauty (Laura San Giacomo, "sex, lies, & videotape") who rides by his side and captures his heart.

Review: Quigley represents the first mainsteam leading role for Tom Selleck since Three Men And A Baby.   The tone is definately not comedy..it comes a little closer to the action of Magnum P.I.  The film concept isn't terribly original, although it hadn't been done as many times back when this was released.   Basically, badass sharpshooter travels to Australia back in the day and when his employer asks him to go too far he won't cross a certain line, so he becomes the hunted!  This one has plenty of action, romance to fun to make it one of the best films of the early 1990s!  This is the first time to own it on blu-ray.  The film looks great in high-definition, especially for such an old one.  The great wide open outdoor daytime shots of Australia are particularly stunning.  This is a great chance to update your library.

Interest Range: Drama
 

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