Donovan's Reef DVD

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$5.98
Producer-director John Ford once again demonstrates his successful formula for rambunctious, combative comedy and romance in this action-packed John Wayne classic. Life on a South Pacific island for two ex-Navy buddies (John Wayne and Lee Marvin) is just about perfect - they spend most of their time in Donovan's Reef, the local saloon where they brawl and feud and somehow manage to stave off the sameness of tropical living. Then, into this mayhem arrives Elizabeth Allen, a straight-laced Bostonian in search of her father.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 108 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: Paramount Catalog
  • DVD Release Date: January 1, 2013
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
    FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Director: John Ford
  • Cast: John Wayne , Lee Marvin , Elizabeth Allen , Jack Warden , Cesar Romero , Dorothy Lamour , Marcel Dallio , Mike Mazurki , Jacqueline Malouf , Cherylene Lee , Tim Stafford , Edgar Buchanan , John Fong , Yvonne Peattie , Ralph Volke
  • Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Romance
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Selection
    Theatrical Trailer
  • Release Date: 1963

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4.6

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4.6

(based on 49 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (41)
  • Engaging characters (40)
  • Original (22)
  • Great cinematography (19)
  • High production value (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (37)
  • Adult viewers (19)
  • Perfect gift (19)
  • Younger viewers (15)
  • In the car (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (27), Casual viewer (12), Avid moviegoer (5)

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5.0

hilarious comedy

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from truth or Consequences New Mexico

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  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
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  • High Production Value
  • Original

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      Comments about this product:

      good movie

       
      5.0

      One of my all time favorites!

      By 

      from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

      About Me Movie Buff

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Funny
      • Great Cinematography
      • Original

      Cons

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        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home
        • Christmas
        • Date night
        • Perfect Gift

        Comments about this product:

        This is one of my favorite non-western, non-war, John Wayne movies. It has drama,comedy, and a bit of romance too. Lee Marvin is great in this movie! He is almost as funny in this one as he was in Cat Ballou, but in a different way. Beautiful South Sea island photography. The story takes place around Christmas time, so it is a good one to show around the Holidays.

         
        5.0

        The picture is very entertaining

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        from Loves Park, Il

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        • Entertaining

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          • At Home

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          we enjoyed the movie very much

           
          5.0

          Excellent will shop here again

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          from Vancouver BC

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              • At Home

              Comments about this product:

              This has been a family favorite for many years. I am very pleased to have a fine quality DVD to take the place of a very old VHS.

               
              5.0

              Yeah for John Wayne & Lee Marvin

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              from Grass Valley Ca.

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Great Cinematography
              • High Production Value
              • Informative
              • Original

              Cons

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                • Adult Viewers
                • At Home
                • Perfect Gift
                • Younger Viewers

                Comments about this product:

                John Wayne & Lee Marvin were great together. Both were great comics. Better known for other types of movies, but this is one of my favorites. It's a good movie pitting the two of them in a comic way. From the very first they get together annually on their birthdays on this small island. Then the fun begins as the they battle it out as usual.

                 
                5.0

                Love it!

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                from Vista, CA

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining

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                    Comments about this product:

                    Purchased the movies; I've seen it several times over many years so wanted it at home. Good story line and love the interactions of the characters especially the dialog between Wayne and Martin.

                     
                    5.0

                    great

                    By 

                    from ohio

                    About Me Casual Viewer

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                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining
                    • High Production Value

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                      • At Home

                      Comments about this product:

                      great

                       
                      5.0

                      Very funny John Wayne movie

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                      from Kansas

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                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining
                      • Original

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                        • At Home
                        • Perfect Gift

                        Comments about this product:

                        This is the second funniest John Wayne movie I have seen.

                         
                        5.0

                        a favorite John Wayne movie

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                        from Monett, Missouri

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                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining

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                          • Adult Viewers
                          • At Home
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                          Comments about this product:

                          i'm a big John Wayne fan

                           
                          5.0

                          An obscure John Wayne movie impresses

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                          from Payson, AZ

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                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining
                          • Great Cinematography
                          • High Production Value
                          • Informative
                          • Original

                          Cons

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                            • Adult Viewers
                            • At Home
                            • In The Car
                            • Perfect Gift
                            • Travel
                            • Younger Viewers

                            Comments about this product:

                            The movie is one that pits Lee Marvin and John Wayne at odds. The hijinks are enhanced when a visitor from Boston arrives. The acting is good and the humor is great. My young kids laughed a lot through the movie.

                             
                            4.0

                            Always fun to watch

                            By 

                            from Wisconsin

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                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining

                            Cons

                            • none

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                            • Adult Viewers
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                            Comments about this product:

                            One of the few non-cowboy, non-military John Wayne films that I enjoy. The "Quiet Man" is #1.

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            It was poor quality, I am certainly disappointed

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                            from Yardley, Pa

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                              Cons

                              • Disappointing
                              • It Was Horrible A Waste

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                              • At Home

                              Comments about this product:

                              Horrible quality

                               
                              5.0

                              donovan's reef

                              By 

                              from paducah,ky

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                              Comments about this product:

                              Watched it as a young person, love as an adult. Not a big John Wayne fan except for this movie and McClintock. Thanks

                               
                              4.0

                              Donovan's Reef First rate.

                              By 

                              from Fayetteville,N.C.

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                              Pros

                              • Engaging Characters
                              • Entertaining
                              • Great Cinematography
                              • High Production Value
                              • Informative
                              • Original

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                                  Tells a Romantic story of the aftermath fo war of a Pacific Island and it's People.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Donovan's Reef

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                                  from Des moines

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                                  Pros

                                  • Engaging Characters
                                  • Entertaining
                                  • Original

                                  Cons

                                  • none

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Adult Viewers
                                  • At Home
                                  • In The Car
                                  • Perfect Gift
                                  • Younger Viewers

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  One of my husbands favorites, bought it for him.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great family movie

                                  By 

                                  from Faribault, MN

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                                  Pros

                                  • Engaging Characters

                                  Cons

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                                    • At Home
                                    • In The Car
                                    • Perfect Gift
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about this product:

                                    I've watched this movie over and over. It's so entertaining.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Donovan's reef

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                                    from Hewitt, Tx.

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                                    Pros

                                    • Engaging Characters
                                    • Entertaining
                                    • Great Cinematography

                                    Cons

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                                      • At Home

                                      Comments about this product:

                                      this was fun whene it first came out,and it's still a good movie.

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Inspiring, and funny.

                                      By 

                                      from Corona,CA

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                                      Pros

                                      • Engaging Characters
                                      • Entertaining

                                      Cons

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                                        • At Home
                                        • In The Car
                                        • Perfect Gift
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about this product:

                                        Good video format, even in a blue-ray player. It's hard to imagine that Maui was that beautiful, when this movie was made. My wife actually saw the house, when she went to Maui. She says it's at the end, or near the end of the Hana Hwy. However, it appears that there are incomplete scenes in the movie.

                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        NONE

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                                        from LAS VEGAS, NEVASA

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                                        • Engaging Characters
                                        • Entertaining
                                        • Great Cinematography
                                        • High Production Value
                                        • Informative
                                        • Original

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                                            THIS IS ONE OF THE MOVIES THAT OUR FAMILY WATCHES DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON. ITS LIGHT WITH OUT WHOLESALE SCALE SLAUGHTER AND BAD LANGUAGE, AND ALL OF MY FAMILY CAN WTCH

                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Leaves you feeling good.

                                            By 

                                            from Peoria, IL

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                                            Pros

                                            • Lasting

                                            Cons

                                            • Over-acted

                                            Best Uses

                                            • At Home

                                            Comments about this product:

                                            It seems at first to be another silly but funny movie but there is a gentle message through it all that makes it memorable.

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