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Tombstone
ID:
1993
Comments:
Director: Kurt Russell, George P. Cosmatos
Screenplay: Kevin Jarre
Producer: Andrew G. Vajna, Bob Misiorowski, Buzz Feitshans, James Jacks, John Fasano
Cast: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 134
Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (NTSC )
Sound: Dolby
Subtitles: Spanish, French
Features:
Studio:  Walt Disney Video DVD Region:  1 R
DVD Release:  Jan 2002 Discs:  2 (DVD) []
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Reviews:  This Western has become a modest cult favorite since its release in 1993, when the film was met with mixed reviews but the performances of Kurt Russell (as Wyatt Earp) and especially Val Kilmer, for his memorably eccentric performance as the dying gunslinger Doc Holliday, garnered high praise. The movie opens with Wyatt Earp trying to put his violent past behind him, living happily in Tombstone with his brothers and the woman (Dana Delany) who puts his soul at ease. But a murderous gang called the Cowboys has burst on the scene, and Earp can't keep his gun belt off any longer. The plot sounds routine, and in many ways it is, but Western buffs won't mind a bit thanks to a fine cast and some well-handled action on the part of "Rambo" director George P. Cosmatos, who has yet to make a better film than this. "--Jeff Shannon"


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