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McLintock!

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2 h 6 min1963U
The West gets wild, and funny, when cattle (John Wayne) cannot 'tame' his estranged wife (Maureen O'Hara).
Directors
Andrew V. McLaglen
Starring
Bruce CabotChill WillsEdgar Buchanan
Genres
ComedyWesternRomance
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Supporting actors
Gordon JonesHal NeedhamJohn WayneMichael PatePerry LopezRobert LoweryStefanie PowersStrother MartinYvonne De CarloJerry Van DykeChuck RobersonJack KruschenH.W. GimAissa WaynePatrick WayneEdward FaulknerMaureen O'Hara
Studio
British Pathé TV (Batjac Productions)
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4.5 out of 5 stars

1407 global ratings

  1. 78% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 10% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 6% of reviews have 1 stars
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J. HayesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 December 2014
2.0 out of 5 stars
DVD fine - Blu ray not so much!
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This review concerns ONLY the Scandinavian Blu ray/DVD combo release. At the time of writing this edition was available at a quite low price, which was really just as well. I have other films released in this series and am quite pleased with them, but this McLINTOCK! release is not without problems, all of which are on the Blu ray disc. I've no complaints about the DVD as it's more or less the same as the DVD we've had for some time - minus English subtitles, of course.
There are two problems, both of which are apparent within a few minutes of the film starting. After the the credits, it will become apparent that there has been no attempt at restoration - not that this is in itself a fault, it's just disappointing. But the first thing you will notice is the colour and contrast, which are inferior to the DVD version - compare them and see! The second thing is really weird. The image is stretched. Presented in the 2.35: 1 aspect ratio, the DVD picture looks correct. The Blu ray, however has the image slightly squashed from top to bottom,making the actors look fatter than they should be. The aspect ratio of the Blu ray, unlike the 2.35:1 of the DVD, is closer to 2.55:1. I view films on a Philips 21:9 TV and the DVD image fills the screen on the 21.9 setting. To correct the distorted image on the Blu ray, I have to change the picture setting to 'Super Zoom 16:9' - not something I normally have to do for commercial DVD or Blu ray releases.
This may not bother most people, but it's something to bear in mind if you decide to buy this version. Sadly, the recent US release is region 'A' locked, so I guess we're stuck with this one until a UK region 'B' one becomes available.
6 people found this helpful
Spike OwenReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 June 2011
4.0 out of 5 stars
Why does it have to be you that stirs me?
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McLintock! is directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and written by James Edward Grant. It stars John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Yvonne De Carlo, Patrick Wayne and Stefanie Powers. Music is by Frank De Vol and cinematography by William H. Clothier. It's a Panavision/Technicolor production and locations used for the shoot were Nogales, Old Tucson and San Rafael Ranch State Park, Arizona, USA. A loose reworking of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, plot finds Duke Wayne as cattle baron George Washington McLintock, whose estranged wife Katherine (O'Hara) returns with daughter Becky (Powers) to the family town after a two year absence. Having left George originally on suspicion of him committing adultery, she now wants a divorce and with it full custody of Becky. George isn't keen on the idea and Katherine's arrival in town also signals the arrival of chaos.

Produced out of John Wayne's own Batjac Productions company, McLintock! became one of Wayne's most successful and popular movies of the 60's. Played for laughs, film sees Wayne surrounded by family and friends and this shines thru in the final product. It looks, and was, a fun production, its values may be dated a great deal now, but it's easy to see why the paying public warmed to it. Wayne is in his element as the tough, hard drinking and no nonsense title character, and those playing off of him are in tune with what's needed to make the comedy work. The action is well staged by McLaglen, especially a free for all punch up at a mud pit, and Clothier's photography beautifully brings the Arizona locales out from the screen. A touch too long at just over two hours, it still manages to last the course to deliver the goods for the western/comedy seeker. 7/10
3 people found this helpful
H. HopkinsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 November 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Blu-ray Perfection!
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This region free US import Blu-ray of Wayne's greatest comedy western is an absolute beauty to behold. Restored I believe from the original film elements owned by the John Wayne estate and his personal production company Batjack, the film has never looked better than this. "McLintock" was plagued by copyright issues and bootleg dogs for years, but now returns in all its full length Panavision glory and joyfully reunited with composer Frank De Vol's riotous original score. Wall to wall cheesy, Wayne does the best impression of himself in big lug mode ever seen on screen! The quality of the picture is absolutely astonishing, and looks like a brand new movie! Acres of extras and behind the scenes gossip. Simply terrific fun!

Roger Hopkins
5 people found this helpful
rbmusicman/and/movie-fan'Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 April 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
'SLAPSTICK'
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'John Wayne' for me, the ultimate cowboy, his swagger and screen
presence made him a favourite for many.
this '1963' movie loosely based on 'Shakespear's' 'The taming of
the Shrew'
'John Wayne' again teaming up with 'Maureen O'hara' in this he's
a wealthy rancher and property owner, even the town bares his name
'McClintock'
he plays hard and drinks hard, doing things his way......however
his estranged wife 'Kate' turns up in town wanting a divorce and
to try an persuade daughter 'Becky' to live with her, 'Becky who is
on her way back home to live with her father.
things ain't gonna be the same, the war of words is about to erupt.
'John Wayne' is no stranger to comedy, though I do prefer his role
in films such as 'The Cowboys' 'The Shootist ' and 'True Grit' among
many.
this a light-hearted romp of 'slapstick' 'bickering' and fists flying
hardly a classic, it does however have it's comic moments.
the picture quality is superior to the 'DVD' version....it is region 'A'
3 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 October 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining and amusing
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When I first saw this movie when it was released in the UK I thoroughly enjoyed it. Although my enjoyment is no less today, I fear that in the light of current attitudes regarding behaviour towards women, many will be offended at certain scenes in this movie and I can therefore not recommend it as heartily as I would like.
drusReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 January 2014
1.0 out of 5 stars
dissapointed review
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This film is possibly 1 of the best films that John Wayne ever made it was pretty good on VHS but the dvd is not only 30 minutes shorter than the original film but the reproduction quality on dvd is absolutely terrible my understanding is that the bluray version has resumed the film to its proper length & is excellent quality however I have 2 Panasonic REGION FREE bluray recorders yet this US import would NOT play on either of them. I have bought a lot of bluray discs from the U.S. & the box set of Once Upon a Time which arrived in the same package from the U.S. & every single disc played on both of my machines
SantessaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 July 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
A little disappointed.
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I love this film, but only given 3 stars as I feel they have enhanced the colour too much and it looks a bit fake. The Duke looks likes he has too much rouge on at times. Perhaps he did! Also the picture freezes at times for a second or two. This doesn’t distract from the enjoyment of the film. Just felt it was a bit pricey.
3 people found this helpful
George J BatemanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 July 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
The picture quality is so bad it looks like a very bad pirate copy
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Seriously sub standard.
The picture quality is so bad it looks like a very bad pirate copy.
And that's putting it politely.
Don't waste your money you'd be better off watching it on tv if and when it comes on.
5 people found this helpful
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