The Quick and the Dead
In this offbeat Western, a lady gunslinger arrives in the frontier town of Redemption seeking revenge for the murder of her sheriff father years ago by town boss John Herod. But to get to him, she must wait her turn in a quick-draw contest.
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- Sam Raimi
- DVD and Blu-ray
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
French, EnglishClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English, English SDH, FrenchClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby True HD, French: Dolby True HDOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; Blu-ray Live special features.
The Quick and the DeadClose
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Quick and the Dead is filled with Western-style violence in the form of shoot-outs, gun and rifle play, fistfights, knife fights, and hangings. There also is a scene in which the rape of a young girl by an older man is strongly implied, and, in a flashback sequence, a young girl is forced to shoot a gun at her father, who is on the verge of being hung by bandits, and accidentally kills him. Although the general violence and mayhem isn't much different from classic Westerns, this movie does not shy away from showing, for instance, the hollow space left in the head after a bullet blasts through it. There is profanity ("chickens--t") and drinking and smoking. Families with older teens who enjoy Westerns will get a kick out of how this movie both celebrates and plays with the conventions and tropes of the genre.
- Sexual Content
- After an all-night drinking binge, Ellen wakes up in the bed of a younger man who implies that they slept together. Prostitutes walk around and leer at passersby.
- Frequent Western-style gun violence. Explosions, fistfights, knife fights. There is an implied rape of a young girl by an old man.
- "A--hole." "Ass." "Chickens--t." "Playing with yourself."
- Social Behavior
- Not much in the way of positive messages in this Western shoot-'em-up.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters drink whiskey and beer to excess and act intoxicated. They also smoke cigarettes.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it