Lonesome Dove Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)

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Hailed as a masterpiece by critics and audiences alike, Lonesome Dove brings to life all the magnificent drama and romance of the West. Winner of seven Emmy Awards, and one of the highest rated miniseries in television, this exciting re-creation of Larry McMurray's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel captured the American pioneer spirit with its sweeping story and inspired performances.

Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones and Anjelica Huston star in the tale of two former Texas Rangers who leave the South Texas town of Lonesome Dove on an epic 2500-mile cattle drive to the lush ranch country of Montana.

Already a collectible classic, Lonesome Dove is an authentic piece of the American West and a saga that will be treasured for generations.

Specifications

Studio Universal (Music)
SKU 208080177
UPC 796019814539
UPC 14 00796019814539
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 9/6/2011
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  
Actors
Name Duvall,Robert
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Awards
Golden Globe (1990) Lonesome Dove, Winner, Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV,Robert Duvall, Winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Emmy (1989) Anjelica Huston, Diane Lane, Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special,Basil Poledouris, Winner, Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore),Dave McMoyler, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries or a Special,Donald F. Johnson, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Special,Lynn Kressel, Winner, Outstanding Achievement in Casting for a Miniseries or a Special,Manlio Rocchetti, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for a Miniseries or a Special,Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special,Simon Wincer, Winner, Outstanding Directing in a Miniseries or a Special,Suzanne De Passe, et. al., Nominee, Outstanding Miniseries,Van Broughton Ramsey, Winner, Outstanding Costume Design for a Miniseries or a Special
Reviews
ReviewSource The Fresh Films Review
Review One of many remarkable aspects of Lonesome Dove is its first-class cast, completely unprecedented for a tv-production. People stood in line to get into this, and the end product greatly profits from it. As opposed to most tv-productions, Lonesome Dove has a timelessness to it that makes it not only an outstanding production, but also an important document in the western genre timeline...The number one key to Lonesome Dove's unique quality and wonderful narrative, is the depiction of the characters and its two lead protagonist in particular. Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call have a delightful mix of complimentarity and incompatibility which serves as the foundation for their deep, implicit respect and love. The performances from Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones are arguable career highs for both...The mini-series format is not the most common, and certainly not as reputable as a two-hour cinematic release. But for Lonesome Dove, it serves perfectly right for the story, and it gave tv-productions a general lift. Still, in retrospect, Lonesome Dove won't be remembered for its format or for which medium it was released through, but simply for being one of the most nuanced and accomplished westerns of all time. A testimony that in the name of storytelling, a thrusting narrative and great characters will overshadow almost anything, and, last but not least, keep the viewer constantly engrossed.
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Reviewer Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Apollo Movie Guide
Review Based on Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Lonesome Dove is a rare mvoie: a network television production that easily succeeds as a motion picture. This is thanks in large part to excellent production values and a knowing eye for detail. The teleplay adaptation (by Legends of the Fall scribe Bill Wittliff) often veers into typical television-movie melodrama, but more than a few clever twists and some excellent performances cause this one to rank pretty darn high in the Mini-Series Hall of Fame...Robert Duvall is the glue that holds the production together. His rascally-yet-wise portrayal of Augustus McRae would be entertaining even if it ran for twice as long. Even when his character ventures perilously close to the trite or cliched, Duvall has a twinkle in his eye, and it's obvious he's enjoying this role...Aside from the presence of television regular Robert Urich, Lonesome Dove consistently betrays its television network lineage. It has the scope and look of a well-made (albeit low-budget) feature film. Granted, calling it one of the best mini-series may be damning a movie with faint praise, but Lonesome Dove is easily that good. It is sometimes predictable, but it's a dramatic and satisfying -- and lengthy -- story that you'll find yourself immersed in quickly, and you'll stay that way until the bittersweet yet satisfying finale.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Scott Weinberg
ReviewRating 8
Features
Widescreen
Product Attributes
Actor Duvall,Robert
Label Genius Products Inc.
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Gannett Newspapers Without Lonesome Dove there might not have been Dances With Wolves.
Houston Chronicle The best Western ever made.
Miami Herald So good it will make you weep.
Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan One of the top 5 westerns of all time...movies or TV.
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever ...a finely detailed evocation of the Old West, with a wonderful cast and an equally fine production...

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