Despite my personal bias toward Clint Eastwood's "The Outlaw Josey Wales," I can't argue that "Unforgiven," his 1992 Academy Award-winner, isn't among the two or three last great Westerns Hollywood ever produced; and I can't argue that its Blu-ray presentation isn't pretty decent, too. The "however" is that in this twentieth-anniversary Blu-ray Book edition, Warners don't appear to have done anything to improve upon the picture or sound, giving us the same audio and video encodes we got a few years earlier on BD; and this is despite the packaging saying it's "newly restored." I guess the studio meant they "newly restored" the movie a few years earlier. So, if you already own "Unforgiven" on Blu-ray, the primary advantage of this new release is the handsome and informative Blu-ray Book packaging. Of course, if you don't already own the film in high def, this is certainly the edition to own.
In an interview, Clint Eastwood said that the movie was an exploration of violence in all of it's forms, in an "old west" setting. That said, the movie is well done, has a great cast and oddly, for a movie that explores violence, isn't that graphically violent, even during the scene when a gunslinger is being beaten. I guess what I am trying to say is that the violence isn't gross or gratuitous. Very entertaining and didn't insult what is left of my intellect.
I happen to be a big fan of the Western genre, but I am also a good judge of films as they stand in the opinions of the larger movie-going public. While I can watch the Magnificent Seven and Once Upon A Time In The West every day of my life, I know that most people find them dated if not corny by today's cinematic standards. Similarly, I can appreciate the epic-like stories many Westerns have adopted in recent years (Django Unchained, 3:10 to Yuma, and No Country for Old Men come to mind) and how that has undeniably made the genre more accessible and perhaps enjoyable to many looking for more than just shootouts and bar fights. With this in mind, I can say there are very few Westerns that can be enjoyed by both the popcorn-eating and rootin-tootin' movie fans alike. Unforgiven falls into that elite group. The classic story line was most recently replicated in the movie "Smokin' Aces," where a group of elite assassins all ride into town with hopes of collecting the bounty...
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