Lonesome Dove Collection (Lonesome Dove/Streets of Laredo/Dead Man's Walk) (1989)
Westerns TV show
Lonesome Dovebegan life as a Larry McMurtry screenplay written for the big screen, with John Wayne, James Stewart, and Henry Fonda in mind for the roles of aging Texas Rangers Gus McCrae, Woodrow Call, and Jake Spoon. That too-good-to-be-true project … see full wiki
First let me say that there is flaw on my Lonesome Dove disc - the voice and mouths don't match up. I have other movies that are like this, and some that are not, so I don't know if it's shoddy quality of this disc or my DVD player, or both. So, I'm discounting this in the following review. I've read enough that the two-disc version that you get if you buy just Lonesome Dove by itself has better quality. That said, it is hard to beat the price of this set for what amounts to about 14 hours, I think, … more
For whatever reasons, many of those who compile a list of their favorite westerns omit this one. Perhaps because it first appeared as a mini-series on television. In any event, the omission is regrettable because (in my opinion) this film offers superior acting under Simon Wincer's capable direction, within a compelling narrative of epic scale and theme, with seamless coordination of Douglas Milsome's cinematography with Basil Poledouris' musical score. The mini-series was based on Larry McMurtry's … more
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