May 142014
 

Two Rode Together might not be the greatest western, and certainly not a memorable one for either director John Ford or James Stewart, yet it’s still an enjoyable movie worth at least one look if anything. The Blu-ray released by Twilight Time has good video and audio transfers but the features are limited.

 

 

 

Two Rode Together
(1961)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Western
Twilight Time | NR – 109 min. – $29.95 | May 13, 2014

MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
John Ford
Writer(s): Will Cook (novel); Frank Nugent (screenplay)
Cast: James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones

DISC INFO:
Features:
Theatrical Trailer, Isolated Score Track
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 1.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 31.2 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SUMMARY

Two Rode Together offers the superb James Stewart’s first appearance in a film from the legendary director John Ford. The result is a tough revisionist Western about a cynical frontier marshal (JAMES STEWART) who teams with a cavalry officer (RICHARD WIDMARK) to rescue a group of long-held white captives from a band of redoubtable Comanche.

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0.5/5

Along with a 6-page booklet, the disc only has the Isolated Score Track (DTS-HD MA 2.0) and the Theatrical Trailer (3:08; HD).


VIDEO – 4.5/5

Two Rode Together debuts on Blu-ray from Twilight Time presented with a 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture in a nutshell looks fantastic with excellent detail levels and seemingly clean from artifacts, dust marks and other flaws. There is some graininess but it’s nothing overabundant or distracting from the beauty of the transfer.

AUDIO – 3.75/5

The DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track offers good dialogue levels, which makes up the bulk of the movie anyway, while ambient noises – like horse riding and such – comes across well enough even if it’s relegated to a singular channel.



OVERALL – 3.0/5

Overall, Two Rode Together might not be the greatest western, and certainly not a memorable one for either director John Ford or James Stewart, yet it’s still an enjoyable movie worth at least one look if anything. The Blu-ray released by Twilight Time has good video and audio transfers but the features are limited.

Published: 05/14/2014

 

 

 

 

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