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Cowboys & Aliens

(DVD - 2011)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Cowboys & Aliens
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In Arizona in 1873, a stranger leads a posse of cowboys, outlaws and Apache warriors against an alien enemy.
Statement of Responsibility: Universal Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment present in association with Relativity Media an Imagine Entertainment ... [et al.] production ; produced by Brian Grazer ... [et al.] ; screenplay by Roberto Orci ... [et al.] ; directed by Jon Favreau
Title: Cowboys & aliens
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2011]
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 59 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Playtime: 015900
Sold by: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2011
"Based on Platinum 'Studios' Cowboys and aliens by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg."
Special features: Finding the story; Outer-space icon; The scope of the spectacle; commentary soundtrack with director of Jon Favreau (optional)
Credits: Director of photography, Matthew Libatique ; editors, Dan Lebental, Jim May ; music, Harry Gregson-Williams.
Performers: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Clancy Brown, Adam Beach, Paul Dano, Noah Ringer, Keith Caradine.
Summary: In Arizona in 1873, a stranger leads a posse of cowboys, outlaws and Apache warriors against an alien enemy.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for intense sequences of western and sci-fi action and violence, some partial nudity and a brief crude reference
System Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; anamorphic widescreen, aspect ratio 2.40:1; dual layer
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; anamorphic widescreen, aspect ratio 2.40:1; dual layer
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; anamorphic widescreen, aspect ratio 2.40:1; dual layer
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; anamorphic widescreen, aspect ratio 2.40:1; dual layer
DVD, Dolby Digital 5.1, NTSC, widescreen
Other Language: English, dubbed French and dubbed Spanish soundtracks with optional French or Spanish subtitles and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; optional DVS, English descriptive video service
Subject Headings: Cowboys Drama Extraterrestrial beings Drama Human-alien encounters Drama Rosenberg, Scott Mitchell, 1963- Film adaptations
Genre/Form: Action and adventure films
Science fiction films
Western films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Fiction films
Feature films
Feature films-United States
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
DVDs for the hearing impaired
DVDs for people with visual disabilities
Topical Term: Cowboys
Extraterrestrial beings
Human-alien encounters
Alternate Title: Cowboys and aliens
Publisher No: 61115451
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE C
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May 21, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A bit of a wierd and silly idea perhaps,.. but GREAT FUN !! (...especially after I silenced my inner Sophisticated Film Critic.)

Jan 02, 2014
  • Quimeras rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The idea is definitely ambitious and I was really hoping that it would work.

Dec 14, 2013
  • Mocha6ft3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Once again, after reading the reviews some time ago about this film and being turned off by the over welming bad press this film recieved and my lack of desire at that time, I decided not to see it in the theaters. Even though i often follow my own feelings. However, while standing in line at Target with a friend, i saw this movie with a sticker price that was quite tempting. I love science fiction and horror and decided to buy it. Standing next to my friend holding this movie in my hand she said " I read the reviews about that movie and it sucked." So i told her to come to my apartment and watch it with me on my HOMETHEATER!! Regardless of what the reviewers said about this movie, the sound was off the hook!!! During one particular scene where the bad guys lead by Harrison Ford character ride into town, the sound of the horses charging had my floors and walls vibrating from my subwoofers. I smiled knowing this was a very good buy. I also liked the sound of the flying space vessels which sounded very cool in my surrounds as well as the weapons they used. This film is "sound freak approved." My lady friend was also very impressed with the audio. I like the story and the characters, but it was the sound that had my full attention. I guess the reviewers were not into sound. Looking at my melted pint of chocolate chocolate chip ice cream on my table by Hagen Daze, i had no idea that over two hours had passed by. I'm giving this movie 4 stars. For very good audio, a decent story, Harrison Ford as a bad guy, and turning my ice cream into a chocolate shake. Yummy!!!! A large pizza. Half with pepperoni and the other half with extra cheese.

Jul 18, 2012
  • flash2121 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

it a movie that i like,is a very good movie I like because it has a very interesting story about that time, or aliens real,I think the UFO or aliens are real.,so cool...

May 11, 2012
  • johnami rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Cowboys & Aliens” is a very funny film with a strong concept that is ultimately preposterous in reality. Nineteenth century mid-western rural Americas would probably have been unable to even grasp the idea of beings from another world, let alone deal with their behavior and technology. Yet in this film the cowboys and aliens interact as though the latter are not much different than a hostile group of cattle rustlers or warring Native Americas from a distant county.

Nonetheless, with reality suspended as high as the Verrazano Bridge, the film is entertaining and genuinely funny. The film’s concept is essentially good in that in confronts two unlikely sources. Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford make the most of their roles as cow-folk with more artistic license than art; the aliens, as conceived by the special effects people, are a nasty, repulsive, out-for-blood type whose demise would be welcomed by anyone. There’s plenty of action in the script and director Jon Favreau keeps the pace hectic and the visuals exciting. The film is a lot of fun, despite that its producers may have had greater aspirations.

ok but a kind of disappointed with the production cast

Apr 14, 2012
  • PrimaGigi rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It had so much potential to be a good movie, but seemed like one long continuous disastrous montage. Daniel Craig was excellent as the anti-hero of the whole movie and Olivia could have been used a lot more, she just seemed to fade in the background and pop up whenever she was called in for the day. Harrison also seemed very crotchety and cranky like they needed to put him down for a nap. The story wasn't fleshed out at all. No one explained why exactly the aliens why they wanted certain things and what they were utilizing it for. I love big action scenes, but this movie seemed to rely on the bang and not the actually weight of a good story mixed-in.

Mar 30, 2012
  • Ranie_Elias rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This was a bad movie....We truly Love Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford...they are both amazing actors....however this was a very long, dull and pointless movie...lots of violence...."Why did the alien want the gold?????"

Feb 07, 2012
  • roadshowrigoletto rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Is this the first entry into the catalogue of a genre? Maybe. Don't really know. A state of ignorance compounded by a sense that I also don't really care. There are a number of films in related genres, including Billy the Kid and vampires. Or was it Frankenstein? Unlike a great many films made at this point, this one at the least seems to be a thing unto itself, not just a way station on the way to the sequel or to the 'real' film. Odd to note that the real hero is an alien woman. She's the one who in the end takes out the bad guys and saves the world. She has help, of course.

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