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The Grey Fox (1982); Richard Farnsworth, laser disc transfer
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 (1982); Richard Farnsworth, laser dis February 11, 2019
Reviewer: Leon Oehlers from Luling, TX United States  
Excellent service. Product as advertised.

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The Grey Fox DVD January 20, 2019
Reviewer: F. Bailey from Middle Island, NY United States  
It was nice to see this movie, once again, fairly clearly. The last vendor I tried had made a cheap copy from a videotape of the movie, which was terrible. This copy was in much better shape, although it had 3-4 slight audio jumps. This movie has terrific acting, especially Richard Farnsworth, beautiful scenic shots and a wonderful musical score. It will bring you back to the turn of the last century. Thank you, Movie Detective, for taking me on the ride back in time once again.

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The Grey Fox December 31, 2018
Reviewer: MYRNA COATES from British Columbia  
I'd seen the movie, The Grey Fox, when it first came out in the '80s.  It was fun to see the landmarks of places I had lived or visited, but more importantly, it was directed by a former student, Phillip Borsos.  Fast forward about 35 years, and I have a music score entitled 'The Legend of Billy Miner', the main character in the movie.  I wanted to see the movie again, and I want to show it to my band members.  I wasn't disappointed.  I am grateful to moviedetective.net for making this movie available.  

Rock to BACH - All Out for MUSIC!

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The Grey Fox October 4, 2018
Reviewer: Michael C from KS, United States  
This movie proves what an important project Movie Detective is undertaking.

The disc came at an affordable price, on time, and undamaged.

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The Grey Fox August 14, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from East Bay, CA United States  
A fascinating story but the film in  its construction is dated.Wonderful performance by Bill Farnsworth.

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