- Written by John E. Johnson, Jr.
- Published on 02 February 2009
- Movie Renter's Guide - February, 2009
- W. (Blue-ray)
- Changeling (Blu-ray)
- Miracle at St. Anna (Blu-ray)
- Eagle Eye (Blu-ray)
- Traitor (Blu-ray)
- High School Musical 3: Senior Year (Blu-ray); High School Musical Remix (Blu-ray)
- Pride and Glory (SD DVD)
- The French Connection I & II (Blu-ray)
- Ghost (Blu-ray)
- Hulk vs. Thor, Hulk vs. Wolverine (Blu-ray)
- Babylon A.D. (Blu-ray)
- Body of Lies (Blu-ray)
- Street Fighter (Blu-ray)
- Raging Bull (Blu-ray)
- Zodiac (Blu-ray)
- The Passion of the Christ (Blu-ray)
- Friday the 13th - Uncut (Blu-ray)
- The Boondock Saints (Blu-ray)
- Repo! The Genetic Opera (Blu-ray)
- All Pages
In the western town of Appaloosa, a local rancher, Randall Bragg (Irons) does as he pleases, including killing Marshall Jack Bell (Jauregui).
The townsfolk haveÂ finally had enough, so they hire VirgilÂ Cole andÂ Everett Hitch (Mortensen), who are notorious for their ability to clean up towns that are plagued by violence, to take care of the problem.So, the first thing they do is kill two of Bragg's men in a saloon.
Meanwhile, Cole and a local girl, Allison French (Zellweger) start a relatiohship and plan to marry and build a home together.
One of Bragg's men tellsÂ Cole that he witnessed Bragg killingÂ Marshall Bell, so Cole arrests Bragg, he is tried, found guilty, and sentenced to hang.
On the way to the town where Bragg is to hang, Bragg's men rescue him by holding Allison hostage.
Cole and Everett find them, but they all have to join forces to fight some local Indians.
So Bragg is not hanged, and claims he is a reformed man, setting up a saloon in town. But Cole just can't let it go, and forces a final showdown.
- New Line Cinema
- 2008, Color,Â Rated R, 1 Hr 55 min
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Codec: Not Specified
- EnglishÂ 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
- StarringÂ Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, RenÃ©e Zellweger, Robert Jauregui, Jeremy Irons, Robert Jauregui
- Directed by Ed Harris
- Violence: Yes
- Sex: No
- Language: Bad
This is a formula plot that has nothing unique about it, but the characters are so interesting, it is worth the rental. Especially Jeremy Irons as Bragg.
The image is sharp, but interior lighting is poorly done. Too many harsh shadows outdoors as well. There is moderate use of surrounds, but it could have been better.
These include Director Commentary, Additional Scenes, Bringing the Characters of Appaloosa to Life,Â History of Appaloosa, The Town of Appaloosa, and Dean Simler's Return to the Western.