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Misfits, The
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 69 (Feb 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe & Montgomery Clift

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1002063
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $14.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 125
(Color Type): Black & White
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1961
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/19/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): John Huston
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
While Roslyn Taber (Monroe) is in Reno to complete her divorce, she meets up with aging cowboy Gay Langland. They invite her to go out to the country, if not to briefly escape her troubles and learn how to live in the peace and quiet. She agrees to stay on for a while, and is drawn to the different kind of way that Gay treats her. But when she learns of a plan that Gay and his buddies, Guido and Perce (Eli Wallach and Clift), have concocted - to corral a herd of mustangs and sell them for dog food - the kindhearted Roslyn is appalled. However, she never loses hope in him that he will respect her feelings and do the right thing. "The Misfits" was the last film for both Gable and Monroe. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The non-anamorphic 1.66:1 DVD (seems a little backward since the "Making The Misfits" documentary is anamorphic) presents this classic black-and-white picture with a pleasing gray scale and good contrast. Images can appear sharp at times, but the picture mostly has a slightly soft appearance throughout, lacking finer details. Scratches, film grain, debris, and reel change cues inherent on the source element

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