This is an excellent send off for the beloved T.V. show cancelled way too early, and it's a very fitting rebuttal to the Game of Thrones finale. While GoT was rushed and threw away nearly everyone's character arcs, the Deadwood movie satisfyingly crams in nearly every major/minor character in the span of two hours, giving everyone their own moment, while making it feel so smooth and natural.
The writing is perfect as usual weaving beautiful shakespearean soliloquies with foul language, it's a beautiful/rich tapestry for the ears.
The actors haven't skipped a beat and are incredible, it's sad seeing how old everyone's gotten, but then again they've continued growing in the 13 years since we last saw them. Al and Bullock are wonderful, Hearst is as devilish as always, Doc, Jewel, Sol, Trixie, Charlie, Calamity, are great; it's just so nice so see all these characters again.
The only problems I had with this film is minor editing & special effects. There are several mini flashbacks to the original show that I felt are unneeded especially if you watched the series prior to seeing the film. There's also some CGI shots that didn't look terrible, but not that good; like the opening train shot. Also at the end there's a snow effect that looks unbelievably bad and phoney.
Aside from these small gripes the film is beautiful and nearly flawless, providing closure on one of the greatest pieces of media ever made.
- Format: NTSC
- Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: HBO
- DVD Release Date: 8 Oct 2019
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- ASIN: B07TMRRNJP