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Old 01-07-2007, 18:46   #1
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R2 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

My little boy is just getting into westerns, I've shown him The Magnificent Seven and I thought She Wore a Yellow Ribbon would be another film that he might like.

What is the R2 transfer like?

I have Stagecoach, but figured black & white will not be to his taste.

Any other westerns people would recommend?

He's only 5 so the films needs to be on the PG side of things and full of pace.

He likes Magnificent Seven a lot.

I think Rio Bravo's too long for him. I looked for Dodge City but it doesn't appear to be available on DVD. He is already an Errol Flyn fan due to Robin Hood.
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Old 01-07-2007, 19:40   #2
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Get him used to film being in black and white as well as colour as early as possible so that he doesn't get a bias against them... it also opens up so many great movies for him that he would never otherwise see.

Not sure about pacy westerns, but as a kid I enjoyed anything with John Wayne or Burt Lancaster.
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Old 01-07-2007, 19:41   #3
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The R2 She Wore A Yellow Ribbon is a poor transfer, not a patch on the R1. If you haven't gone multi-region then the title can be ordered from Amazon.de for a very reasonable price right now.
Dodge City is available in the Errol Flynn Signature Collection here, again for a great price.

Other titles I might suggest would be Hondo, Shane, anything with Randolph Scott or Audie Murphy (I think these movies were the ones that got me into westerns at a very early age - and they all move along at a fair lick).

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Two briskly-paced colour Westerns that come immediately to mind are Bend Of The River (aka Where The River Bends) and The Far Country, both Anthony Mann/James Stewart joint efforts. Your son will probably enjoy these very much.

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OT: Why do I always start humming the Theme from Blazing Saddles ("He rode a blazing saddle..") when I hear this movie title?
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Shane . . . come back! It's all about a little boy, of course, so yours should identify with Master de Wilde
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The Warner R1 "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon" is one of the best looking DVDs I have.
For a colourful, fast moving western "The Professionals" & "The Comancheros" take a lot of beating. But he is a bit young, & you know in the end, he's going to like what he likes.
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The James Garner comedy westerns "Support Your Local Sheriff" and "Support Your Local Gunfighter" are highly entertaining.

Then there are the various Disney 'westerns' that they made throughout the 50s, 60s and 70s, for example "The Apple Dumpling Gang" (plus sequel), the "Davy Crockett" series, "The Great Locomotive Chase", "The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin", "One Little Indian" and "Hot Lead and Cold Feet".

But as Alan rightly points out, your son will like what he likes!
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I hadn't thought about Shane, thanks guys.

I will pick up the US She Wore A Yellow Ribbon & Dodge City.

The only black & white film I've got him to watch so far was King Kong, but my wife frowns on this because in her view it is not appropriate.

I was going to try the 1930's Tazans next to get him into B/W.
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The only black & white film I've got him to watch so far was King Kong, but my wife frowns on this because in her view it is not appropriate.
Ah, he'll love Kong, I'm sure! (says he with no experience of 5 year olds whatsoever). Wait till she's out and put it on for him.
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I'd suggest "Beau Geste" and "Gunga Din" myself.
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