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The Big Country [Blu-ray] [1958]

  • SKU: 34041576
  • Release Date: 06/05/2018
  • Rating: NR
$19.99

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (28 out of 28)

    Special Features


    • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Sir Christopher Frayling
    • Directed by William Wyler - 60 minute Documentary
    • Fun in the Country - Featurette
    • Interview with Catherine Wyler
    • Interview with Fraser C. Heston
    • Interviews with Cecilia Peck, Carey Peck and Tony Peck
    • Larry Cohen on Chuck Connors
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spot
    • Two Animated Image Galleries
    • Wyler Doc Outtakes w/Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston and Billy Wilder

    Synopsis


    The Big Country
    In The Big Country Gregory Peck plays a seafaring man who heads west to marry Carroll Baker, the daughter of rancher Charles Bickford. Bickford is currently embroiled in a water-rights feud with covetous Burl Ives, so both he and his daughter are hoping that Peck can take care of himself. But Peck, who doesn't belief in fisticuffs, appears to be a coward, especially when challenged by Bickford's cocksure foreman Charlton Heston. The far-from-cowardly Peck decides to distance himself from the machismo overload at the Bickford spread, settling for a romance with headstrong schoolmarm Jean Simmons, whose water-rich lands are being fought over by the two warring ranchers. When Jean is kidnapped by Ives' no-good son Chuck Connors, Peck decides to take action. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Gregory Peck
      Gregory Peck - James McKay
    • Carroll Baker
      Carroll Baker - Pat Terrill
    • Charlton Heston
      Charlton Heston - Steve Leech
    • Burl Ives
      Burl Ives - Rufus Hannassey
    • Charles Bickford
      Charles Bickford - Maj. Henry Terrill



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Classic Western

      Posted
      TheMorganLady
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      This is one of the great classic Westerns. It shows the change one man can bring to an entire area and how the West was won through better choices and fulfilling one's dreams. The theme sets upon a bitter age-old feud between two men who drag their families down with a battle over pride, greed and stupidity. Yet Gregory Peck and Jean Simmons shine as the two people who choose to make a positive future through hard decisions and sheer courage. It's the American Dream at its roots and entertainment at its finest. The music is also outstanding. If you want a great classic Western with a feel good ending that inspires forward thinking and pursuing one's dreams, this is the movie to watch.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the Great Ones ...!

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      Badpawpa
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      I love westerns...! After feeling like I've seen every great western out there, I started searching and hoping to find another. Finally I ran across this one, "The Big Country, on Blu-Ray." Every actor in here gives an excellent performance. Great music, great cinematography, and western landscape. If you feel like there's no more great westerns to watch, and you missed this one, get it, you'll love it...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Big Scale Western

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      benb
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      I bought this blu-ray during the father's day sale to upgrade my dvd copy of this movie. I haven't watched the blu-ray just yet, but as to the quality of the movie, it is superb. Fans of Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston or any of the other characters will find them giving great performances. A particular standout is Burl Ives.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great cast in a great Western.

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      dragonfansteven
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      A good example of a great movie that is not quite as well known as others of the genre. Boasting an all-star cast, an outstanding director and sweeping cinematography; it is a must have for any Western fan. Of note is also the unforgettable theme music. I had this movie on DVD and jumped at the chance to upgrade it to Blu-ray.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      Moviewatcher
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      This is one of those life lessons movies. There are many of those movies made in years past. This one teaches about humility and being a strong man - among other pluses. Many things that we need in our world right now. Pick it up and watch it. Gregory Peck is awesome in this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great western

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      Fred
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      Classic Western ,they don't make movies like this anymore.Gregory Peck ,Charlton Heston ,it does not get any better than this !Rousing soundtrack also.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A vert good old movie

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      BKBK
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      A very good old movie that is now on Blu-Ray. Watching this movie takes me back many years. I really enjoy watching these old movies on Blu-Ray now. You can't beat the price. .. buy it. . . .

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Country Classic

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      Sosipater
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      I love cowboy classics and this one is a CLASSIC! Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, and Burl Ives are just a few that make up a top notch cast. A must have!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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