Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Quiet Man

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 25, 2016
Price: DVD $24.99, Blu-ray $27.99
Studio: Olive

John Wayne (Sands of Iwo Jima) and Maureen O’Hara (Miracle on 34th Street) star in the classic 1952 John Ford (My Darling Clementine) drama-romance The Quiet Man, the latest title in Olive Films’ Signature Series.

quietman_optSean Thornton (Wayne), an American boxer with a tragic past, returns to the Irish town of his youth. There, he purchases his childhood home and falls in love with the fiery local lass, Mary Kate Danaher (O’Hara). But Kate’s insistence that Sean conduct his courtship in a proper Irish manner with matchmaker Michaleen Oge Flynn (Barry Fitzgerald, Going My Way) along for the ride as chaperone is but one obstacle to their future together; the other is her brother, “Red” Danaher (Victor McLaglen, Rio Grande), who spitefully refuses to give his consent to their marriage, or to honor the tradition of paying a dowry to the husband. Sean couldn’t care less…and ultimately decides to take matters into his own hands.

The Quiet Man would go on to win two Academy Awards in 1953, including Best Director (John Ford) and Best Cinematography and received five more nominations including Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (McLaglen).

Olive’s latst editions of the film contain the following:

  • Mastered from 4K scan of original camera negative
  • Audio commentary with John Ford biographer Joseph McBride
  • Tribute to Maureen O’Hara with Ally Sheedy, Hayley Mills, and Juliet Mills
  • “Don’t You Remember It, Seánín?: John Ford’s The Quiet Man” – a visual essay by historian and John Ford expert Tag Gallagher
  • “Free Republic: The Story of Herbert J. Yates and Republic Pictures”
  • “The Making of The Quiet Man” – Written and hosted by Leonard Maltin

“The Old Man: Remembering John Ford” – an appreciation of the director with Peter Bogdanovich

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.