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    The Quiet Man

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    Certificate: U
    Running Time: 129 Mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    Synopsis:
    Eureka Entertainment to release John Ford’s greatest triumph THE QUIET MAN, one of Hollywood’s most romantic and enduring epics starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK as part of The Masters of Cinema Series on 23 November 2015.

    An exemplary entry in the filmography of master director John Ford, The Quiet Man contains all the aspects that mark Ford’s work: a poetic, deeply felt sentiment for an unregainable past, for tradition and ceremony, for the country of Ireland and its emigrant bloodlines, for the camaraderie within community, and for the profound yet mutable bond of the marital union. Within a seven-decade career filled with high points, The Quiet Man represents one of Ford's highest, and from his richest period.

    Set in the 1920s, The Quiet Man stars John Wayne as Sean Thornton, an Irish-born American who has travelled to his birthplace of Innisfree to lay claim to his family farm. Although warmly embraced by the denizens of the village, Thornton’s outsider status is thrown into relief when the abrasive landowner Squire Will Danahan (Victor McLaglen) objects both to the turnover of the land, and to the handing over of his sister Mary Kate’s (Maureen O’Hara) dowry to the man whose community stature now threatens to show up his own. What follows is a confrontation with custom and with the personal past, all before an unforgettable extended brawl sprawling the entire very countryside whereupon nothing less hinges than the peace of Innisfree itself.

    Winton Hoch’s astonishing Technicolor cinematography (for which he won an Academy Award) has cemented the images of The Quiet Man within the minds and hearts of viewers across the decades. This is a film that, with its epic, yet intimate, canvas and its near-Shakespearean sense of character only grows in power over time and the more times it is seen. It is an ideal entry-point into Ford’s massive body of work, and a summation of his art; as a result, Ford was awarded the 1952 Oscar for Best Director. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The Quiet Man on Blu-ray in the UK for the first time.

    Special Features:
    Gorgeous high-definition 1080p presentation on the Blu-ray • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing • New and exclusive video essay on the film by Ford expert and scholar Tag Gallagher • The Making of The Quiet Man documentary • Original theatrical trailer • 44-PAGE BOOKLET featuring new writing by Sheila O’Malley; a 1953 profile of John Wayne; a 1955 profile of John Ford; an essay on cinematographer Winton C. Hoch; and archival imagery.

    Video Tracks:
    1.37:1 OAR Colour

    Audio Tracks:
    Mono 2.0 English

    Directed By:
    John Ford

    Written By:


    Starring:
    John Wayne
    Maureen O'Hara
    Barry Fitzgerald

    Music From:
    Victor Young

    Director of Photography:
    Winton C. Hoch

    Editor:
    Jack Murray

    Costume Designer:
    Adele Palmer

    Production Designer:
    Frank Hotaling

    Visual Effects:
    Howard & Theodore Lydecker

    Producer:
    Merian C. Cooper
    John Ford

    Distributor:
    Eureka! Masters of Cinema

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