SRP $19.99 DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1    PARAMOUNT    
 

John Wayne certainly didn't deserve the Oscar for "True Grit," but that was back in a time when the Academy actually honored actors for their body of work, unlike now when a gifted actor like Peter O' Toole is completely shunned for a honorable, but nominal performance in a mediocre(at best)film like "LAST KING OF SCOTLAND."  Wayne plays U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn, whom comes out of self-imposed retirement to help a young girl avenge her father's death when his killer escapes into hostile Indian territory. Alternately humorous and gritty, "TRUE GRIT" is one of Wayne's better films, but not up there in the same league as "THE SEARCHERS" or arguably his best, "THE SHOOTIST."

PARAMOUNT has done a fine job in remastering this title with the correct letterboxed aspect ratio and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound.

Colors are much more solid than in the previous dvd release. While contrast is still imperfect, with darker scenes losing some of the otherwise stellar detail of the disc, most of the transfer looks great.

The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is mostly delegated to the front, however surrounds kick in effectively during some great action scenes.

A commentary track(insightful)along with other goodies has been included with this special edition, making it highly recommended!