Based on the novel by Glendon Swarthout, The Shootist features John Wayne in a wonderful valedictory performance as John Bernard Books, the last of the legendary gunfighters. He quietly rides into Carson City after learning that he is afflicted with a terminal illness to get a second opinion from his old friend Dr. Holsteiner (Stewart). Holsteiner confirms that Books days are numbered and sends him to the Widow Rogers
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibtis fine image quality for the film
The Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack is big fat mono. When ProLogic-decoded, the audio is properly placed in the center channel. Like other Paramount classic releases on DVD, the vintage audio has been nicely restored. This 1976 soundtrack
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