Lonesome Dove-Collectors Edition

Directed By: Simon Wincer Starring: Robert Duvall Tommy Lee Jones

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Gus mccrae and woodrow call, aging cowboys and former texas rangers and who organize a 2,500 mile cattle drive for one last great adventure in this excellent 1989 miniseries adaptation of larry mcmurtry's novel. The best friends, who steal the herd from a gang of mexican cattle rustlers.


Studio Universal (Music)
SKU 208080143
UPC 796019811972
UPC 14 00796019811972
Format DVD
Release Date 9/8/2014
Editors Note
Note LONESOME DOVE is the acclaimed TV Western saga based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Larry McMurtry. As the story begins, two former Texas Rangers (Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones) leave the Texas town of Lonesome Dove on a 3,000-mile cattle drive to the unsettled ranch country of Montana. This epic film features outstanding performances by an impressive cast that also consists of Anjelica Huston, Danny Glover, Frederic Forrest, Chris Cooper, and many more. This comprehensive release includes: "Part 1: Leaving," "Part 2: On the Trail," "Part 3: The Plains," and "Part 4: Return."
Plot Summary
Summary Two former Texas Rangers leave the South Texas town of Lonesome Dove on a 2500-mile cattle drive to the unsettled ranch country of Montana.
USA Today "...Robert Duvall gives the performance of his career..." 08/16/1991 p.3D
Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones lead the amazing cast...It's an enjoyable six-hour yarn..." 05/01/2008
Sight and Sound "[I]ts appeal lies in its deeply entrenched romanticism, even though the world it depicts is frequently harsh and violent." 05/01/2008 p.98
Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones star, and dominate....[Urich is] uncommonly good as the killer Blue Duck." 06/01/2008 p.124
Simon Wincer
Robert Duvall
Tommy Lee Jones
Cast & Crew
Chris Cooper - Star
Danny Glover - Star
Diane Lane - Star
Robert Duvall - Star
Frederic Forrest - Star
Anjelica Huston - Star
Robert Urich - Star
D.B. Sweeney - Star
Rick Schroder - Star
Tommy Lee Jones - Star
Larry McMurtry - Story
Simon Wincer - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1990
Catalog ID 81197
UPC 00796019811972
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 372 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
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
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.
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.
Reviewer Scott Weinberg
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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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