Will be one of the best modern westerns you watch. thrilling with *****
Had been looking for this hard-to-find 2 disc exclusive version of the True Grit movie from 2011. I was not disappointed the film itself is as excellent as I remember it being in the cinema and both discs are loaded with useful and exciting extras, rather than the bland usual package we often get consisting of commentary, interactive menu, theatrical trailer and/or 1 featurette documentary if we're lucky. Nope, there's way more on offer here.
I would much recommend this version if you can obtain it. about the movie, you'll be moved to laughter, tears, empathy and amazement by some of the top performances featured in scenes with Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Barry Pepper, Josh Brolin, Domhnall Gleeson, Elizabeth Marvel, Don Pirl, Bruce Green and Ed Lee Corbin. But as raucous and exciting as Bridges' character is to watch; you'll be captivated by the young and extremely talented Hailee Steinfeld in the role of Mattie Ross. I found myself comparing it in parts, to the original John Wayne-Glen Campbell vehicle from '69, which I'm certain will remain the classic True Grit but this movie has a unique western authenticity all its own, regardless of how many scenes or performances are too alike or somewhat opposite or whatever or none-elaborative on the original scene its based etc. This version is more closely traced along the lines of the Charles Portis novel of the same name and follows that as a close guideline. A fantastic, remarkable film!
My advice?: get this movie, 2 disc if at all possible, and also get the John Wayne version and just watch them with a few friends and a few drinks/food but enjoy that back-to-back viewing for what it is, a tribute to the film-making and talented performances of True Grit inspired the book and by popular western culture dating back almost to the Wild West of 1880 itself. Of course, more than that, it'll be a chance for you and your friends to revel in the delights of the smokey onscreen action and the intensifying violence, thrilling plot aspects, stunning film locations and impressive horsemanship.