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The Grey Fox (1982); Richard Farnsworth, laser disc transfer



 
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This is a region-free DVD-R without case or artwork.

This is a laser disc transfer - not from VHS as most DVD's of this film are - and represents the best possible picture quality for this film.

Bolstered by an effortless performance from former bit-part veteran Richard Farnsworth, director Phillip Borsos's The Grey Fox is a rich, laconic elegy to Hollywood's Old West. Farnsworth's Bill Miner -- a real-life stagecoach robber released from a lengthy prison stay into a completely different world -- could have been a source of easy laughs, as in 1986's distressingly similar fish-out-of-water comedy Tough Guys. But Borsos and writer John Hunter are too reverent of old Westerns for cheap shots. Instead of being an ironic take on the genre, The Grey Fox is an affectionate tribute to movie history: when Miner decides to resume a life of crime, it's because he was inspired by a screening of The Great Train Robbery. In keeping with the film's mood, cinematographer Frank Tidy gives the rainy Pacific Northwest locales an otherworldly glow. Ultimately, it's Farnsworth's relaxed, observant interpretation of Miner that gives the film an enduring quality; the attention the actor garnered in this film would assure him quality roles for the rest of his career.

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The Grey Fox April 7, 2017
Reviewer: Stephen Lakes from Cincinnati, OH United States  
Hard to locate. Very good quality, better than what I have seen on a VHS format.

It would be perfect if you also carried the subtitles for this movie. An SRT file would be fine or offer it with the CD.

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The Grey Fox October 13, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Klamath Falls, OR United States  
I have been searching for this movie for a long time.  Finally found it here at MovieDetective.net and am so pleased with it.  The laser disc transfer is fantastic.  I am so glad I found this site and highly recommend it!

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Excellent service September 30, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Brevard, NC United States  
I received my order in just a couple of days, excellent packaging. The best part is the transfer as there are plenty of VHS tape copies out there, but they can't compare with the laser disc transfer of this gem of a great movie, almost forgotten, but with beautiful scenery and the great Richard Farnsworth. Maybe not academy award worthy, but a good movie!

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True Story September 11, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Corralitos, CA United States  
I love this movie. I've waited a long time to see it again, after  it was released in 1982. Thanks to Movie Detective, I got to see it again and it is as good as I remembered. The acting is excellent, and if you don't mind slow pacing, you will be rewarded by this story.

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The Grey Fox July 20, 2016
Reviewer: Gary Patelski from Chicago, IL United States  
Excellent transfer.  Very clear copy!  Very satisfied with difficult to find movie.

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